Permaculture companion plants for Chard

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Beet Beet
4-8
Biennial
Full sun
Moist
Light (sandy), Medium, Heavy (clay)
Deciduous
0.9
True
Leaves, Root
Seed - direct sow, Seed - transplant
2-3 weeks before last frost, 6-8 weeks before the first frost
6-8 weeks before last frost
2 weeks before last frost
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/beta_vulgaris
Chenopodiaceae
Rübe
https://pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?latinname=beta vulgaris craca
6.0-6.8
10°c (50°f)
5-12 days
1.5 cm
20cm
45-65
Detroit dark red, Early wonder, Burpee’s golden, Bulls’s blood, Cylindra, Little ball, Chioggia, Lutz green leaf
### Links [How to Grow Beets @ Harvest to Table](https://harvesttotable.com/how_to_grow_beets/) Show

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Sweet cherry Sweet cherry
Https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/prunus_avium
True
Fast
Moist
Full sun, Partial sun/shade
3-7
Trees
Sweet cherry
Light (sandy), Medium, Heavy (clay)
Rosaceae
18.0
Süßkirsche
True
Fruit, Seed
Animal feed, Attracts insects, Hedgerow
Perennial
Deciduous
Https://pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?latinname=prunus avium
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Sour cherry Sour cherry
Https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/prunus_cerasus
True
Moist
Full sun, Partial sun/shade
3-7
Trees
Light (sandy), Medium, Heavy (clay)
Rosaceae
6.0
Sauerkirsche
True
Oil, Tea
Fruit, Seed
Animal feed, Attracts insects, Hedgerow, Wind breaker
Perennial
Deciduous
Https://pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?latinname=prunus cerasus
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Peach Peach
Https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/peach
True
Fast
Moist
Full sun
5-9
Trees
Flowering peach, Ornamental peach, Common peach
Light (sandy), Medium, Heavy (clay)
Rosaceae
6
Pfirsich, Bergpfirsich, Tellerpfirsich, Saturnpfirsich, Weinbergpfirsich
Flowers, Fruit, Seed
Oil
Perennial
Https://pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?latinname=prunus persica
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Nectarine Nectarine
True
Moist
Full sun
4-8
Trees
Light (sandy), Medium, Heavy (clay)
Rosaceae
6.0
Nektarine
True
Flowers, Fruit, Seed
Oil
Animal feed, Attracts insects, Hedgerow
Perennial
Deciduous
Https://pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?latinname=prunus persica nucipersica
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Lavender Lavender
Https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/lavandula_angustifolia
Slow
Dry, Moist
Full sun
5-8
Shrubs
True lavender
Light (sandy), Medium, Heavy (clay)
Lamiaceae or labiatae
1.2
Lavendel
True
Attracts insects, Hedgerow, Wind breaker
Perennial
Evergreen
Https://pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?latinname=lavandula angustifolia
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Marjoram Marjoram
Https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/marjoram
True
Dry, Moist
Full sun, Partial sun/shade
6-9
Light (sandy), Medium, Heavy (clay)
Lamiaceae or labiatae
0.6
Majoran
Herbs
Leaves
Perennial
Https://pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?latinname=origanum majorana
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Onion Onion
Bulb, Flowers, Leaves, Root, Seed
Herbs
3-9
Annual
Full sun
Moist
Light (sandy), Medium
Seed - direct sow, Seed - transplant
Spring or fall
0.6
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onion
Garden onion
Alliaceae
Zwiebel
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Allium cepa
50°f, 10°c
Seed indoors 6 weeks before transplanting in the garden
2-6 inches
6.0-7.0
While the Onion is a biennial/ perennial plant, it is mostly grown annually for it's edible leaves and bulbs. Shallot is a popular and well-known variety Can be grown from seeds or sets. Show

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Black mulberry Black mulberry
Https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/morus_nigra
True
Slow
Moist
Full sun, Partial sun/shade
5-9
Trees
Light (sandy), Medium, Heavy (clay)
Moraceae
10.0
Schwarze maulbeere
True
Animal feed, Poultry forage
Fruit
Perennial
Deciduous
Https://pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?latinname=morus nigra
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White mulberry White mulberry
Https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/morus_alba
True
Medium
Moist
Full sun, Partial sun/shade
3-9
Trees
Common mulberry
Light (sandy), Medium, Heavy (clay)
Moraceae
18
Weiße maulbeere
True
Fruit, Inner bark, Leaves
Animal feed, Fiber, Hedgerow, Poultry forage, Wind breaker, Dye
Weed potential
Perennial
Deciduous
Https://pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?latinname=morus alba
Young leaves are edible. Show

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Red mulberry Red mulberry
Https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/morus_rubra
True
Moist
Full sun, Partial sun/shade
4-9
Trees
Common mulberry, White mulberry
Light (sandy), Medium, Heavy (clay)
Moraceae
15.0
Rote maulbeere
Fruit, Leaves
Perennial
Https://pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?latinname=morus rubra
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Common bean Common bean
2-11
Annual
Full sun
Moist
Light (sandy), Medium, Heavy (clay)
2.0
Vines
N-fixer
True
Leaves, Seed, Seedpod
Seed - transplant, Seed - direct sow
1 week after last frost, 12-14 weeks before first frost
2-4 weeks before last frost
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phaseolus_vulgaris
Pole bean, Climbing bean, French bean, Bush bean, Dwarf bean, Kidney bean
Fabaceae, Leguminosae
Stangenbohne
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Phaseolus vulgaris
16-18°c (70-80°f)
6.0-6.8
Kentucky wonder, Blue lake, Great northern white, Vermont cranberry, Jacob’s cattle
2.5cm
16cm
4-10 days
45-85
Fast
This entry describes all varieties of the common bean. This includes vining and bush/darf varities. The common bean is an annual plant and includes a lot of varieties with a different names depending on their style of growths (see alternate names). These include the kidney bean, the navy bean, the pinto bean, the french bean and the wax bean ### Links [Beans Seed Starting Tips @ Harvest to Table](https://harvesttotable.com/beans-seed-starting-tips/) ### Propagation - direct sow Direct-sow beans in spring after all danger of frost has passed and soil is at least 16°C (60°F). In warm-winter regions, sow beans in late summer for harvest in winter. Time sowing so that beans come to harvest before the first frost. Show

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Broad Bean Broad Bean
Leaves, Seed
4-8
Annual
Full sun, Partial sun/shade
Moist
Light (sandy), Medium, Heavy (clay)
Seed - direct sow, Seed - transplant
6 weeks after sowing them in pots
6 weeks after sowing them in pots
1.0
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicia_faba
Fast
Fava bean, Faba bean, Broad bean, Or faba bean varieties with smaller, Harder seeds that are fed to horses or other animals are called field bean, Tic bean or tick bean horse bean
Fabaceae or leguminosae
Ackerbohne
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Vicia faba major
20cm
Feb-april; oct-nov
21 days
Sow in deep pots in cool, Frost-free place
6.0-6.8
Nitrogen-fixer
Easy-to-grow, cool-season crop whose green pods, or white or green beans make a great ingredient for soups, stews and salads. Grows best in temperatures ranging from 60° to 65°F (15-18°C) but will tolerate a range from 40°F (4.4°C) - 75°F (24°C). Can be grown in containers but need a lot of space. After harvest they can be frozen, canned or dried for storage. Show

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Runner Bean Runner Bean
Https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/phaseolus_coccineus
True
Fast
Moist
Full sun
1-12
Scarlet runner, Scarlet runner bean, Scarlet conqueror, Fire bean, Mammoth, Red giant phaseolus coccineus ssppolyanthus (cache bean)
Light (sandy), Medium, Heavy (clay)
Fabaceae or leguminosae
3.0
Flowers, Leaves, Root, Seed, Seedpod
Annual, Perennial
Https://pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?latinname=phaseolus coccineus
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