Companion Plants

    Companion Plants

    Companion planting is a traditional and natural way to deter pests from crops that you are growing and to attract good insects such as hoverflies, lacewings and ladybirds which are the best natural predators of aphids and whitefly.

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    • Offer! calendula

      Calendula

      £3.99 £2.79
      (10 Plants)

      Stunning edible flowers that make great companion plants
      Whether you grow them for the bees, for adding petals to salads and paella or to keep pests at bay, you can’t go wrong with adding these fabulous, striking flowers to your plot. They will grow easily in full sunshine, just keep them well watered.

      Can be delivered from: Late April to July

      No. of plants: 10


    • Companion Plant Pack

      Companion Plant Pack

      £9.99
      (30 Plants)

      Help to keep pests at bay with beautiful companion plants
      Companion planting is a traditional and natural way to deter pests from crops that you are growing and to attract good insects such as hoverflies, lacewings and ladybirds which are the best natural predators of aphids and whitefly. Our little companion plant pack is a great way to get started and not only do the plants look lovely when interspersed with your vegetables, they all have the advantage of being edible too.

      Delivered from late April

      With 30 plants in total, this pack contains the following plants:

      Tagetes x 10
      Plant tagetes close to your tomatoes, peppers and aubergine to deter whitefly. They also look very pretty when in flower. The petals have a distinctive zesty flavour and can picked and used fresh to garnish salads.

      Marigold x 10
      The strong colour of marigolds attracts beneficial hoverflies, lacewings and ladybirds. Plant them in amongst your crops or next to rows of veg. The flowers and leaves have a mild citrus flavour and can be used to garnish salads or desserts.

      Nasturtiums x 10
      Nasturtiums secrete a mustard oil that insects love, plant them as a sacrificial crop close to brassicas to deter caterpillars. A wonderful pretty companion plant with edible leaves and petals which have a distinctive peppery taste.


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      Marigold

      £3.99
      (10 Plants)

      Pretty flowers that’ll attract the bees
      Marigolds have long been a veg patch favourite for encouraging bees and other pollinators, as well as helping to protect your crops from pests like aphids. Dotting a few clusters here and there amongst your crops will really bring your plot to life.

      Can be delivered from: Late April to July

      Variety: African Sunspot Mix

      No. of plants: 10


    • nasturtiums

      Nasturtium

      £3.99
      (10 Plants)

      Fab edible flowers that make great companion plants
      Pop some nasturtiums in a pot near your brassicas to keep cabbage white butterflies off your veg crops, or pop them in a pot elsewhere so that you can pick off the edible flowers to enjoy in salads or sprinkled on dishes like risotto.

      Can be delivered from: Late April to July

      No. of plants: 10


    • viola-copy

      Viola

      £3.99
      (10 Plants)

      Beautiful edible flowers to grow
      These pretty little flowers are so sweet and really decorative. Use them to decorate cakes and salads, or simply let them attract bees and other pollinators to your veg patch. Growing them from our plug plants is simple – just pop them in the soil in a sunny spot and keep them well watered. You’ll get a mixture of different coloured violas.

      Can be delivered from: Late April to July

      No. of plants: 10