Companion planting spacing of different plants

by a fresh gardener

Dear fellow gardeners, I'm trying to find out how far away should I plant non-compatible plants to avoid their harmful vicinity? Or how close should I plant companion plants to make them enjoy their company? I would greatly appreciate any information.
Thank you

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Aug 12, 2009
I have offen wonder about that , too
by: Anonymous

I don't know that answer, but I try to keep them ten or more feet just in case.

Aug 17, 2009
Here is reverse question.
by: Anonymous

I have some different varieties of peppers in my garden and my mildly hot pablano peppers were planted next to my banana peppers. So when my wife went to chop a banana pepper up for her omlet it was very hot. I tested that same pepper a few daya later when I thought of it. WOW ! It was hot, another spot from it was lesser so. I planted these same seeds last season and were fine. Must have gotten cross pollenated. So I wonder how far away I should have keep the cool from the hot?
or is it a matter of education with the bees and wasps? Ha!

Aug 18, 2009
spacing peppers
by: milton

20 feet apart and no problem

Oct 11, 2009
Companion planting spacing of plants
by: ~ Megan ~

The recognised distance to stop cross-pollination of most plants is 1.6km (1 mile). This would probably not stop every bee, but most winds.

As far as companion planting to avoid plants arguing with each other, it depends what the argument is about! Let's just say in general it's best to plant these warring parties at opposite ends of the garden. But sometimes it's just a matter of not planting in adjacent rows.
Here are examples:
Some plants hog certain nutrients and so can cause nearby plants with the same requirement to suffer.
Some plants have an aggressive root system which can interfere with plants with fine delicate roots.
Some plants give off aromas which attract pests, or conversely repel beneficial bugs needed by another plant variety.
Some plants harbor certain fungus' which don't worry them too much but can explode onto nearby plants of a different variety and kill your, say tomatoes.

For beneficial companion planting, usually the closer the better. Peas provide nitrogen for potatoes for example; flowering herbs attract bees to pollinate your zucchinis; mint can repel aphids; garlic and chives mask the scents that other plants give off that would normally attract certain pests.

Oct 11, 2009
Thank you
by: fresh gardener

Thank a lot for Megan for a good direction of thinking about the question. When you got it it looks so obviuosly.

Aug 20, 2016
Companion Planting Space NEW
by: Pat Waters

A very interesting question. I wondered the same a few years ago and found two books that are excellent;
Carrots Love Tomatoes (ISBN 987-1-58017-027-7)
Roses Love Garlic (ISBN 978-1-58017-028-4)
both by Louise Riotte.
If you can find them it's money well worth spent.

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