Planting two or more veggies together, known as intercropping, can have many positive effects in your garden. It can change the growing conditions for the plants.
Virtues: We love piggyback plants for their lush, fuzzy, vibrant green leaves that captivate onlookers with their ability to grow new plantlets where the leaves attach to their stems. These new little plants “piggyback” on top of the foliage.
One of the most frequently asked questions we get is “Can I plant cucumbers, melons and squash together?” The answer is an absolute yes, and no.
Although these sweet root veggies have been around for thousands of years, the orange colored carrot didn’t exist before the 16th century. Until then, white, yellow, red and purple were the colors you would have found.
Virtues: We love string of beads for their cascades of vine-like stems full of bead-shaped, vibrant green leaves. Small, whimsical white flowers bloom in mid-fall through winter, releasing bursts of cinnamon-like fragrance.
How do I care for a peace lily (Spathiphyllum)?
Learn how to successfully care for bromeliads with this help from horticulturist David Burdick:
What are some herbs that will grow well in pots, indoors?
Virtues: We love winter and sambac jasmines for the cheerful splendor their blooms bring during the winter season.
Depending on your climate, there are many plants that will return yearly and often with an increased harvest.
Recently you described Christmas and Thanksgiving cactus. Could you give some more details on the third plant you mentioned, Easter cactus?