Companion planting, also referred to as intercropping, is a method of planting that strives to use companion plants for the mutual benefit of a crop. Take companion planting spinach, for example. In this case, gardeners should include companion plants for spinach that will benefit it, either by deterring pests, suppressing weeds or improving soil quality. Read on to learn about companion plants and flowers for spinach. Reasons for Companion Planting Spinach Companion planting in general benefits the garden in a multitude of ways. It not only can deter pests but attract beneficial pollinators. Companion plants may provide support for other crops, as in the classic “Three Sisters” planting comprised of squash, beans and corn. In this case, the corn provides support for the beans; the beans affix nitrogen into the soil and the large leaves of the squash shade and protect the roots of all three from the harsh rays […]
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