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Companion Planting or Guilds
This page includes:
Dynamic Accumulators -  Edible Nitrogen Fixing Species
Cover Crops/Green ManuresPest Control Species
Weed Inhibiting Plants  -   Weed Barrier Plants
See our recommended books on companion planting

Dynamic Accumulators
These plants accumulate specific concentrated nutrients & can be used in plant fertiliser formulas to feed other plants which might be deficient in those nutrients.

Arrowroot calcium
Borage silica, potassium
Bracken potassium, phosphorus, manganese, iron, copper
Buckwheat phosphorus
Carrot leaves magnesium, potassium
Chicory calcium, potassium
Clovers nitrogen, phosphorus
Comfrey silicia, nitrogen, magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron
Groundsel iron
Kelp sodium, iron, nitrogen, magnesium, calcium, iodine
Lemon Balm phosphorus
Marigold phosphorus
Stinging Nettle sodium, sulphur, nitrogen, calcium, potassium, iron, copper
Strawberry leaves iron
Yarrow magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, copper

Carrots Love Tomatoes:
Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening

by Louise Riotte  Paperback (1998)

Edible Nitrogen Fixing Species
Carob Ceratonia Siliqua Chocolate substitute
Ice Cream Bean Inga Edulis Edible pod
Cassia Cassia Auriculata Tea made from leaves
Acacia spp. Acacia grain source
Pidgeon Pea Cajanus Cajan Edible pod & peas (dahl)
Peanut Arachis Hypogaea High protein food
Chickpea Cicer Arietinum Edible seeds
Soybean Glycine Max Edible bean
Licorice Glycyrrhiza Glabra Edible root
Lentil Lens Culinaris Edible seed
Lupins Lupinus spp. Edible seed
Beans garden varieties Edible
Fenugreek Trigonella Foenum-Graecum Spice
Broadbean Vicia Falsa Edible annual
Adzuki Bean, Mung Bean,
Cow Pea
Vigna spp. Edible seeds, annual

Roses Love Garlic:
Companion Planting and Other Secrets of Flowers

by Louise Riotte
Paperback (1998)

Cover Crops - Green Manure
"Chop & drop" these nitrogen fixing plants around your main garden as a green fertiliser.
Warm Season Sowing
Buckwheat Fagopyrum esculentum Accumulates phosphorus, attracts bees
Cow Pea Vigna Unguiculata Nitrogen fixing
Japanese Millet Echinochola Utilis Fast growing
Mung Beans Vigna Radiata Nitrogen fixing
Soybeans Glycine Max Sensitive to moisture & stress, nitrogen fixing
Oats - Plant in combinaion with legumes
Cool Season Sowing
Fenugreek Trigonella Foenum-Graecum Opens heavy soils
Lupins Lupinus spp. Taproot aerates soil, Nitrogen fixing,
bee attracting
Rapeseed - Nematode control if dug into soil, breaks up clay soil
Wooly Pod Vetch - Nitrogen fixing
These are useful to chop & drop as green manure.
Sydney Golden Wattle Acacia Longifolia Fast grower, yellow flowers
Sally Wattle Acacia Floribunda Small tree
Black Wattle Acacia De Currens -
Black Wood Acacia Melonoxylon -
Brisbane Golden Wattle Acacia Fimbriata -

The Neem Tree
Products from the neem tree have been used for medicinal purposes for 4,000 years.

Pest Control Species
These plants provide adult predator insects with a pollen supply year round when they flower.  The main plant families are: Asteraceae (Daisy); Apiaceae (Carrot); Fabaceae (Pea); Brassicaceae (Cabbage)
Red, White & Strawberry Clover Gypsophila (Baby's Breath)
Carrot Lucerne
White Alyssum Yarrow
Nasturtium Dandelion
Dill Daisy
Fennel Tansy
Caraway Broccoli
Marigold Daikon
Queen Ann's Lace Buckwheat
Cosmos Coriander
Pest Repellant Plants
Aromatic plants are found in this category
Bergamot Castor Oil Plant
Catnip Cedronella
Coreopis Coriander
Scented Geraniums Horehound
Hyssop Larkspur
Lavendar Pyrethrum
Marigolds Wormwood
Rue Rhubbarb
Sacred Basil Stinking Roger
Tansy Tobacco
Garlic (Alliums) Southernwood
Rosemary Nasturtium
Feverfew Pennyroyal
Mustard Daisy Cress
Sage Thyme


Weed Inhibiting Plants
Buckwheat Pumpkins
Pine Needles Poppies
Potatoes Rye
Oats Sunflowers
Weed Barrier Plants
Use these on the edges of your garden to stop the intrusion of lawn and weeds.
Lemongrass Comfrey
Arrowroot -

This page includes:
Dynamic Accumulators -  Edible Nitrogen Fixing Species
Cover Crops/Green ManuresPest Control Species
Weed Inhibiting Plants  -   Weed Barrier Plants
See our recommended books on companion planting

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