[Homestead] true for you, or ol' wive's tale?
billj at harborside.com
Wed Apr 18 11:26:30 EDT 2007
tonitime at juno.com wrote:
> i have posted this query on other lists, but no response from the
>gardeners yet. I thought to see what you all think.
>I have alot of alliums planted each year - 20-some varities of garlics,
>Leeks and Elephant Garlic, 4 kinds of multiplying/'tater onions, storage
>onions, and red scallions. I have heard that onions do not do well
>"near" to any legumes.
According to PNW gardening writer Steve Solomon, someone has actually
tried an experimment. In fact, this was the only crop pair where there
was any noticeable effect, of the many tested. But it was the Alliums
that had an inhibitive effect on the legumes!
>I have made some low berm beds about 2.5 feet
>wide, that have about a 3' spread between them. I need to save seed from
>too many beans and peas to refresh my seed library, and am wondering
>about putting an heirloom sugar crowder pea/bean and Jacob's Cattle Beans
>(bush) between these rows, as the deer do not usually bite things near my
>many alliums. Do you think that this is a true for you thing - this not
>liking to be near each other? I have found other such statements untrue
>to my garden - like the same news about Fennels causing nearby plants to
We have the fennel clump in the ground, not in a garden bed. It doesn't
need any babying.
S. Oregon coast
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