[NAFEX] companion planting for space

Hélène Dessureault interverbis at videotron.ca
Sun Jun 28 08:29:43 EDT 2009

For the last tree years, I have planted a squash or two with each apple tree 
every year, thereby saving a lot of space in the vegetable garden. It's an 
incentive to improve the soil around the trees as the squash requires 
fertile soil, and the quality of the squash vine indicates the quality of 
the soil around each particular tree, much like the type of weed growing 
will indicate the soil ph, sand or clay, etc.. My trees are beginning to be 
healthier and more vigorous in the process...l
Hélène, zone3-4
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From: "fuwa fuwa usagi" <fuwafuwausagi at muchomail.com>
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Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2009 9:13 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] of raspberries and peas

> Gang:
> Well after 15 years of traveling out of sate each and every week, and 2.9 
> Million air mile slogged, the fluffy one is now home on a fairly regular 
> basis.  And those my eyes are bigger than my stomach in terms of what I 
> would like to do, I am limited by my city lot size.
> To that end I have started to get an interest in inter cropping fruit and 
> vegetables.  My first experiment has been planting snow peas (Super Sugar 
> Snap for those who care on the North side of my everbearing raspberries 
> (cut to the ground in spring) in a row oriented east to west.   It seems 
> to work fine.  However I am worried about introducing disease etc to the 
> soil and am wondering what people' thoughts son this are, and if you have 
> particular combinations you have tried (maybe onions planted between 
> strawberries?)
> Once again I am looking for the things I would not want to mix because of 
> disease potential and any possible synergistic effect si might get.
> Comments appreciated.
> tfb
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