Organic Gardening Tips For Beginners-Brassica Oleracea-Companion Gardening

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Brassicas, Seed Or Plant

Included in the Brassica Oleracea family are Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Kale, and Kohlrabi.

Included in the Brassica Rapa Family are Chinese Cabbage and Turnips.bountifulharvesting.com

In Organic Gardening, you do not use Chemicals of any kind. You use the force of nature. By planting certain plants together, you form an alliance with nature. One feeds the other, Certain Predatory insects are drawn to rid the plant of unwanted insects like Tomato Worms, aphids, slugs, etc.

The trick is by planting these plants together, you are scientifically doing what nature wants, what nature needs. Soon, honey bees and the pollinators will come and your garden, grown strictly organically thrives with ease. By attracting the Predatory insects with food and nectar, you are completing the cycle of Nature by keeping the plants free from insect infestation, most often seen in beginner Organic Gardening.

Most will give up the first season, but all is not lost. I have the formula for planting and it works like a charm. Here are all the veggies and what to grow with it or nearby it. Keeps insect infestation from starting.

Brassica Plantsbountifulharvesting.com

Plant With,

  • Chamomile– (German Kind) read my article on teas  Attracts Hover Flies and Parasitic Wasps. Needed for repelling insects that attack Brassicas.
  • Dill-Improves the health of Brassicas.
  • Mints-Any kind, but keep in a container nearby. They are fast spreaders, so keep them contained. You can bury the pot next to the plant. Mints are good for attracting Earth Worms, Hover Flies, Predatory Wasps. Repels Cabbage Moths, Aphids, and Flea Beetles.
  • Rosemary-Repels Cabbage Moths, Mexican Bean Beetle, Carrot Rust Flies.
  • Oregano– Repels Cabbage Moths
  • Marjoram– Repels Cabbage Moths.
  • Geraniums- The Following Three Flowers attract Pollinators and Honey Bees. So good for the Garden and Nature. Also, Repel some insects.
  • Alliums
  • Borage
  • Nasturtium- Low growing, plant between rows. Provides protection for Ground Beetles, and Spiders. They will trap all Aphids. Deters Whiteflies,

You Don’t have to plant all of these together, just a few, but the most important ones are the ones that attract predatory insects and repel unwanted insects. Several do the same thing, so pick your favorites. I just wanted to list all the possibilities for you to choose from. Have at least one that attracts Pollinators. Without them, your crop will not thrive as well. Some vegetables attract Pollinators on their own but always plant an extra one. bountifulharvesting.com

Give back to Nature, it’s one of the reasons you’re doing this, besides healthier food, you become one with Nature and you will start appreciating the beauty of it once you see the benefits of the action and reaction that it gives back to you. I hope it amazes you. It still does amaze me. It makes me happy, peaceful, relaxed.

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Do Not Plant With Or Near,

These plants attract insects to infest Brassicas, also the acidic needs of the following plants aren’t beneficial to the Brassica Family. Brassicas prefer a less acidic soil, more on the neutral side.

  • Tomatoes
  • Eggplant
  • Peppers
  • Potatoes

If You Use This Formula

You will have a successful crop of Brassicas. Mostly Pest Free.

Benefits of Gardening Organically far outweighs any extra work you put into it. Your food is chemical free and much healthier. If you bought your vegetables and fruit in the store, you would pay high dollar. Look at all the money you are saving.

Lose your fear of bugs and insects. You need them. They are there to help you keep your garden clean and healthy.

Organic Gardening can be easy or hard. Which way do you want to go?

Try it. It’s necessary to the good health of you and your family. When you master these formulas that I am posting, Please teach someone else what you learned. Pay it Forward. That’s what I am doing for you…….

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Please also check out our new Project. Goodness Gardens We are giving back to the community and hope for much success, Education, Hands on Learning so the people that we plant gardens for can teach their loved ones, Children, Grandchildren, Freinds and anyone who will listen, the proper formula on Organic Gardening.

Go here for the list of tools and books for Organic Gardening and needed information on Organic Gardening. Please visit this posting before you buy anything. There are a lot of things you need and don’t need. So Check my posting out. It will explain a lot about Organic Gardening.

Any Questions? Please leave a comment below. I will get right back to you.

 

I would like to leave you with a Smilebountifulharvesting.com

Kitty Clark

Sources

Warren Library

Detroit Farmers Market

My Own First Organic Garden From Hell

 

 

 

Author: kitty

My Son Kenny and I enjoy everything that is all natural. We enjoy nature , rescuing animals in need, advocating for the Homeless. We are getting back to basics and hope you will come with us and learn great ways to eat healthy, live peacefully, and enjoy life. Love all animals, it is the greatest love of all Help the Homeless, they all have a story to tell

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