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Growing Tomatoes

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Anybody aware of companion plantings for tomatoes? What else takes about the same growing requirements as tomato plants?


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Post by Kevininabydos »

Marigolds [calundula] grown around them help keep them bug free and attract the pollinators. All "salad" crops can be timed to coincide with cropping.
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Post by Brian Yare »

I tend to grow slugs with my tomatoes, but they are not friendly, so I have to plant slug pellets as well.

Basil is a useful companion though, as it needs a similar large amount of watering.
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Post by LovelyLadyLux »

BrianY I too am growing tons of slugs! ;) They just love all my plants.

I never thought about marigolds but on looking them up tonight I see they're a bit of a natural bug repellant. Will give 'em a try, have grown them before and I do know that my pet slugs have loved nipping them off first night they're out in the garden.
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Post by Winged Isis »

To stop your slugs and snails, surround the plants with a line of sawdust.
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Post by Kevininabydos »

A circle of sheet copper [like the old fashioned draft excluder they used to put round doors] smeared with vick vapour rub on the top edge works too [ there is a chemical reaction between their mucus and the copper that gives them an electric type shock!]. Small/deep bowls of beer at soil level works brilliantly [they get drunk, can't get out and drown!].
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Kevininabydos wrote: Small/deep bowls of beer at soil level works brilliantly [they get drunk, can't get out and drown!].
Empty unwashed marg tubs indoors do the same for cockroaches!
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