Incompatible Garden Plants: Learn About Plants That Don’t Like Each Other
What are Incompatible Garden Plants?
Plants that don’t like each other. Some gardeners think they have a perfect garden because their plants do not like each other. They believe that if they plant these two types of plants together, it will be a harmonious garden. But, this is not true!
There are many kinds of plants that do not like each other. Some of them are poisonous, some of them are invasive, and some of them can cause diseases. There are also several species that cannot live together at all.
These include weeds, which need to be cut off from the rest of the garden so they won’t get too close to your house or yard.
The most common problem with incompatible plants is that they can compete for light. If you want to keep your garden looking beautiful, then you must make sure that there is enough sunlight coming into the garden. When there isn’t enough sunlight, the leaves will turn yellow and eventually die.
You may also notice that flowers will start dying when there aren’t any visitors to pollinate them. All of these things happen because plants don’t like each other!
If you don’t know how to identify plants, then you’re in luck. There are several websites and books that explain what grows with what. You can also find pictures of the different kinds of plants online, so you’ll know what to look for in the garden center.
This website has information about strawberry companion plants, trees for shade, and even garden flowers that attract butterflies. You can find a lot of information here if you just take a look around!
It is important to use companion planting in your garden. If you grow a lot of the same kind of plant in your garden, then some of them will not get enough sunlight. By mixing up the plants, you are giving them more room to grow and you are allowing sunlight to reach all of the leaves.
This makes the entire garden look better and it also makes it easier for the wind and insects to pollinate all of the flowers.
There are a few plants that actually benefit from having their leaves shaded. For example, lettuce and other leafy vegetables grow better in the shade. On the other hand, corn actually needs to be planted in the sunlight in order for it to grow properly.
By planting these two types of plants close to each other, you will be able to give them what they want.
Sometimes too much of anything is a bad thing. If you have too many plants in one area, then the soil can become depleted of the nutrients that the plants need in order to grow. If the soil is bad, then it can also be a breeding ground for disease and pests.
By planting different types of plants together, you are making sure that they each have enough room to grow, while at the same time they are helping each other grow by providing nutrients for each other through a process known as companion planting.
There are many benefits to companion planting, however there are also drawbacks. It takes a lot of extra work to maintain multiple varieties of plants. In fact, you may need to hire someone to do this for you if you don’t have the time.
This can get very expensive, especially for larger gardens. There is also an increased risk of disease since you are planting so many kinds of plants in such close proximity to each other.
If you would rather keep it simple, you can always stick with single variety gardens. This doesn’t give you as many options for choosing plants, but it is much easier to maintain and won’t cost you nearly as much money.
Companion planting can be a great way to create a beautiful garden that is full of all kinds of attractive flowers, but you need to make sure that the plants will work well together before you plant them.
If you are not sure about the compatibility of certain plants, then you should do some research before you go out and buy them. Otherwise you might end up having to pull them all out later because they aren’t getting along!
It’s a lot of fun to plan your garden. You can decide what type of theme you would like it to have or you can make it a mixed bag of everything. It’s all up to you!
I hope this information helps you out, ~~ Flo Name ~~
After looking at all the different types of farms, you decide that you are most interested in a diversified farm. You are very excited about finally starting your farm. You have some land picked out and now you need to go buy all your seeds and supplies.
The first thing you need is a wheelbarrow, shovel, hoe, rake, pitchfork and a broom. You head over to the tool section and pick out the ones that look good.
You then move on to picking out seeds. You pay for your supplies and head home to start building your farm.
The next day you head out and begin building your farm. You work hard all week and spend every moment outside planting your seeds and getting everything in order for your crops. It’s very exciting for you, but it has also been very hard work.
You are exhausted by the time next weekend comes around and you are excited to take a break from working on the farm and relax for a bit.
As the months pass by you watch your farm slowly grow. You really enjoy working outside and take some time to sit and enjoy the outdoors as well. It feels good to be able to just relax and unwind for a little while each day.
One month later…
Everything is growing very well and you are extremely happy with the way your farm is coming together. You have been eating very well and have been putting on some weight. You went from 120lbs to 145lbs.
Your farm has produced lots of great food and you have even had enough to sell to the local townspeople making enough money to pay for all your expenses and then some. You are now in the black and things are looking very good for you indeed!
You were worried about not having much contact with people, but you have not really missed it. You have met a few of your neighbors and they all seem to be very friendly. Even if you don’t talk to them too much, at least you know that if you did need help that they would be there.
So far the only thing that you don’t really like about your farm is getting the mail. The post office is in the next town over and even though it’s not far you would rather not have to go into town at all. There have been a few times when people have stopped by unannounced and it’s very inconvenient.
You worry that one of these times it will be the bank telling you that you are late on your payments.
Everything is going great and you couldn’t be happier. What started out as just a simple idea has now become a reality. You love your farm and don’t regret your decision for one second.
You have added a few head of cattle and a few more rows of crops to your farm over the last year. You are now truly self-sufficient and don’t feel the need to talk to anyone if you don’t feel like it.
Everything is going very well for you. Your only real concern at this point is what you are going to do in the winter months (If Winter ever comes). So far you haven’t had many cold fronts come through, but the local weatherman has been predicting a large change in the coming months.
You’ll just have to cross that bridge when you come to it. For now you are going to enjoy the great outdoors and all of your time spent on your farm.
You have ended the summer on a very contented note and that is where this chapter of your life will end.
Chapter 3: Fall
“Goooooooood afternnnnnnnnoon!!!!!” Lucy practically sings as she walks into your farm house without even asking if it was okay first.
“Hey!” you say a bit annoyed that she just walked in without permission, “
What gives you the right to just come barging in here?”
“The sign on the door.” Lucy says motioning to a hand painted sign that reads “Please Knock and Wait” with an arrow pointing towards the door.
“That sign has never stopped you before and its been my experience that when a sign says please, sometimes it means the exact opposite.” You reply, while trying to decide if you are going to go back to bed or not.
“Your experience is vastly different from mine then.” Lucy says rolling her eyes as she heads off to your kitchen. “
Besides, I came here to talk to you about something, so I figured why wait?”
So what is it that’s so important that it can’t wait half an hour?”
You ask while sitting up in bed.
It’s been half an hour already?”
Lucy asks looking at her watch, “Wow, time sure does fly”. She then heads into your kitchen area while you ponder how she can know that it has been 30 minutes when her watch clearly says 8:30.
You’ve known Lucy for a little over a year now and in that time you have learned two things about her. One: She is always early to everything and two: She has a tendency to lie about the time in order to make everything seem more important than it really is. You once again decide to go back to bed.
“Well..?” You ask as she is taking things out of your kitchen cabinets.
“Oh, I’ve decided that since you won’t go out and get stuff for the barn raising, I will.”
“You heard me.”
Are you actually saying that YOU are going to buy MY supplies for the barn raising?”
You say now sitting up in bed.
Lucy, I’m not buying the supplies, I’m going to be doing the work for free, remember?
The least someone like you should do is supply some of the materials.”
What are you saying exactly?”
“I’m saying YOU should provide some of the building materials for free! You’re the one that’s in marketing and advertising, surely you can come up with a discount or something. I know you have connections.
You expect Lucy to get angry at this suggestion, but she just smiles and replies “You’re right as usual.” before going through your kitchen drawers.
“I’ll come over in a bit with a list of what you’ll need.” She says as she heads for the door. “Oh and I’m holding you to your promise, you ARE taking me to the Fall Formal!” Before you can reply she is out the door and gone.
You lie back down and try to get back to sleep, but know it’s a lost cause now. You spend the next two hours lying in bed trying to figure out how you got involved in this mess and how you’re ever going to get out of it.
You’ve been standing in line at the supply store for about an hour now and it doesn’t look like you’re even close to the front of the line. You’ve been thinking of better ways to spend your afternoon, but right now you just wish everyone would hurry up so you can get this over with.
“This is ridiculous.” A voice says behind you, “There’s got to be at least a hundred people in front of us.”
You look behind you and see a woman with long brown hair in a ponytail and dressed more appropriately for construction work than a woman usually would be.
“Afraid so.” You respond.
“I’ve never seen it this bad, I’ve been here for twenty minutes and haven’t moved at all.” She replies.
You look behind her and see a large truck with a small “Harold’s Building Supply” sign on the side parked beside a large trailer that is also Harold’s. You also notice that there are two more women standing behind her. All three of them are dressed for manual labor and look like they could handle their own if it came to that.
“I think you’re right, there are a lot of people here.” One of the women behind her replies.
“Well there’s nothing else to it, one of us is going to have to go in and get the supplies.” The woman says turning around to address the rest of you, “I don’t see why it should be just one of us though, so we’re going to draw straws. I’ll go in if one of the other two go in with me.”
You look behind you and see several other people looking on at the conversation. You also notice that the line hasn’t moved at all during this time.
“I’ll go.” You say before anyone else can offer.
Are you sure?”
The woman asks. “This could take a while and I know I’m going to really need someone to help me carry everything.”
“It’s okay, someone else can get the materials for your friend.”
Sources & references used in this article:
Sexual incompatibility in plants. by D Lewis – 1979 – cabdirect.org
Self-incompatibility proteins in plants: detection, genetics, and possible mode of action. by ME Nasrallah, JT Barber, DH Wallace – Heredity, 1970 – cabdirect.org
Studies on the genetics and physiology of self-and cross-incompatibility in the common cabbage (Brassica oleracea L. var. capitata L.). by Y Kakizaki – Japanese journal of botany, 1930 – cabdirect.org