740: Companion Planting, A Seed Chat
A chat with a seed expert.
In This Podcast:
This is the April 2023 class discussing seed and plant selection. Join Farmer Greg and Bill McDorman as they explore what it means to companion plant, and it depends on what you want to accomplish. From a permaculture perspective, can also be called the whole systems perspective, companion planting looks at every aspect of your ecosystem. This brings into play guilds, pollinators, planting things that thrive together and avoiding things that don’t like each other and building ecosystems that work together.
At least ten times a year we have a live Seed Saving Class with Bill McDorman. Come join us for the next live class, or catch up on our previous classes through our podcast episodes. Either way you will expand your seed knowledge and gain new perspectives on your food system.
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Bill McDorman is Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, Ketchum, Idaho. He got his start in the bio-regional seed movement while in college in 1979 when he helped start Garden City Seeds. In 1984, Bill started Seeds Trust/High Altitude Gardens, a mail order seed company he ran successfully until it sold in 2013.
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Here’s some of what you will find in this episode:
Are guilds and companion plants synonymous?
Is companion planting only planting carrots with tomatoes or can it be a lot deeper?
Does it include planting ground covers and clovers, nitrogen fixers, shade?
Carrots love tomatoes quote “Plant, parsley and asparagus together, and you’ll have more of each.
Keep broccoli and tomato plants far apart if you want them to thrive.
Utilize the natural properties of plants to nourish the soil, repel pests, and secure a greater harvest.
With plenty of insightful advice and suggestions for planting schemes, Louise will inspire you to turn your garden into a naturally nurturing ecosystem.”
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