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Companion planting

30 Apr

Garlic under the roses

I’m not sure there is any truth to the concept of companion planting, but I thought I’d give it a go. I read that roses love garlic (and I was running out of space elsewhere), so why not? I’ve described this in previous posts, but here are the pictures. The garlic is mostly from the Diggers Club garlic collection. There is Australian White, Cream and Oriental Purple.

Garlic sprouting

Gavin from The Greening of Gavin reckons that planting garlic in a bed with too much nitrogen causes them to grow too many leaves instead of big bulbs. This worries me, because I feed these roses generously with sudden impact, and they are still quite heavily mulched with Swanes Gro-Cubes. I guess I’ll just see how they go.

Good luck to everyone who is growing garlic this year.