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[Tomato Dirt #123] Companion Plants: Friends Don't Let Friends Get Pests or Disease
May 05, 2017
Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Companion plants are vegetables, herbs, or flowers planted nearby that offer a special benefit to tomatoes. Companion plants behave a lot like good friends.
We all know one of the benefits of good friends: they stick up for you when bullies threaten you, often protecting you from getting hurt.
Companion plants do that for tomatoes.
Once pests and diseases invade your garden and discover your luscious, healthy tomato plants, suddenly it’s Feast Time. But companion plants act as natural defenders by deterring harmful insects, attracting helpful insects, or repelling diseases. Try planting these companion plants to protect your tomatoes:
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That’s it for now. More next time.
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