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CULT: Companion Plants

From: Sharon McAllister <73372.1745@compuserve.com>

Anner Whitehead wrote:

>  No companion plant material should ever be used so close to bearded
>  that the rhizomes are shaded, that ventilation is impeded, that moisture
>  levels in soil or air remain elevated, that pests are harbored, or that
>  accomplishing normal maintenance or maintaining good garden hygiene is
>  more difficult. 

For most parts of this country, I'd agree -- but please remember that there
are some climates in which bearded rhizomes need shade for survival and the
relative humidity is so low that ventilation can actually be hazardous.  

I killed a lot of tough TBs when I first moved to southern New Mexico and
planted them the same way I'd done in Oklahoma!

Sharon McAllister

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