Q.Companion Planting and Plant Rotation
I live in an urban setting and my gardening space is small. I have two questions.
1) Can I do companion planting in my asparagus patch? If so, what would be best?
2) Because my area is small and I need certain areas with the most sun for tomatoes, peppers cucumbers, melons, etc., rotation is difficult for me – especially if you consider that kale, brussel sprouts, broccoli and other cabbqge family plants should not be planted in the same area. I believe they suggust a 3 year rotation. I can rotate the plants but they will end up being in a bed that has had that family the year before, HELP
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
This article will help with companion planting: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/companion-vegetable-garden.htm As for minimal space, you may want to consider container gardening, which would also alleviate rotating issues as pots can be cleaned and reused. If it's more feasible, you could use your available garden space once crop family for a time and then rotate with the container plantings later. Here is more information on gardening in tight spaces: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/urban/creating-city-vegetable-garden.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/urban/potted-veggies-alternative-solutions-for-urban-gardeners.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/growing-a-vertical-vegetable-garden.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/rotating-vegetables.htm