Permaculture companion plants for Cucumber

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Basil Basil
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basil
Fast
Moist
full sun
5-10
Common Basil, Thai Basil, Tropical Basil
light (sandy), medium
Lamiaceae or Labiatae
0.5
Basilikum
Herbs
Leaves, Seed
Annual, Perennial
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Ocimum basilicum
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Common bean Common bean
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phaseolus_vulgaris
Moist
full sun
2-11
pole bean, climbing bean, french bean, bush bean, dwarf bean, Kidney bean
light (sandy), medium, heavy (clay)
Fabaceae or Leguminosae
2.0
Stangenbohne
Vines
Leaves, Seed, Seedpod
Annual
N-fixer
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Phaseolus vulgaris
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 Show

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Runner Bean Runner Bean
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phaseolus_coccineus
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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Borage Borage
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borage
Medium
Dry, Moist
full sun, partial sun/shade
6-9
Common borage, Cool-tankard, Tailwort, Starflower
light (sandy), medium, heavy (clay)
Boraginaceae
0.6
Borretsch
60cm
5-15 days
at last frost
21°C (70°F)
Oil
Flowers, Leaves
Annual
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Borago officinalis
seed - direct sow
#### Propagation Direct sow early spring when temperatures reach 21°C (70°F). Best sown directly, as borage develops a delicate taproot. #### Links [Borage @ West Coast Seeds](https://www.westcoastseeds.com/products/borage) Show

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Carrot Carrot
Moist
full sun
3-10
light (sandy), medium, heavy (clay)
Apiaceae or Umbelliferae
1.2
Möhre, Karotte
Leaves, Root
Biennial
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Daucus carota sativus
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Corn Corn
Fast
Moist
full sun
2-11
Maize, Corn, Abado, Able, Aburow, Agbado, Awasi, Awi, Bara-jowar, Bhutta, Blefo, Bli, Buta, Chujak, Goinjol, Gomdhan, Igbado, Jagung, Janar, Jonar, Junri, Kaaba, Keto, Kolkoti, Kon, Kono, Kukri, Maka, Makai, Makka jonnalu, Makka-cholam, Makka, Makkai, Makkari, Makoi, Masara agwado, Massara, Mekkejola, Milho, Mokka-janna, Musukojola, Naham, Nyo, Oka, Oksusu, Shaa, Sil ni vavalagi, Ta-mank, Yu shu shu, ai, amylum maydis, awási, aya, corn oi, 6 corn oil (unhydrogenated), corn silk, corn starch, corn syrup solids, corn|iringu, dent corn, dura shami, field corn, flint corn, gangnaengi, granoturco, indian corn, maidis stigma, mais, maiz, aceite, maize oil, refined, maize starch, majs, maydis amylum, maydis oleum raffinatum, maydis stigma, maíz, aceite refinado, maîs, maïs, ogsusu, oleum maydis, pelos de elafe, pod corn, popcorn, refined maize oil, risoy genime sami, stigmata maidis, styli cum stigmatis zeae maydis, sweet corn, topical starch, to-morokoshi, yu mi shu, yu mi xu, zein, zorrat
light (sandy), medium, heavy (clay)
Poaceae or Gramineae
2
Mais
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maize
Pollen, Seed, Stem
Oil
Annual
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Zea mays
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Dill Dill
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dill
Medium
Moist
full sun
2-11
light (sandy), medium
Apiaceae or Umbelliferae
0.8
Herbs
Dill
Leaves, Seed
Annual
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Anethum graveolens
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Lettuce Lettuce
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lettuce
Moist
full sun, partial sun/shade
5-9
Garden lettuce
light (sandy), medium
Asteraceae or Compositae
0.9
Blattsalat
Herbs
Leaves, Seed
Oil
Annual, Biennial
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Lactuca sativa
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Marjoram Marjoram
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marjoram
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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Nasturtium Nasturtium
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropaeolum_majus
Fast
Moist
full sun
6-11
Herbs
Tropaeolum, Indian Cress
light (sandy), medium
Tropaeolaceae
3.5
Große Kapuzinerkresse
15cm
7-12 days
1 week after last frost - late spring
2-4 weeks before last frost
12-18°C (55-65°F)
Trap crop, deters whiteflies, deters cucumber beetles, attracts insects
Flowers, Leaves, Seed, Seedpod
Oil
Annual, Perennial
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Tropaeolum majus
seed - direct sow, seed - transplant
2 weeks after last frost
Flowering plant on the ground. Can be grown annual or perennial #### Links [Nasturtium @ West Coast Seeds](https://www.westcoastseeds.com/products/jewel-mix ) Show

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Radish Radish
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radish
Fast
Moist
full sun, partial sun/shade
2-11
Cultivated radish
light (sandy), medium, heavy (clay)
Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
0.5
Rettich
Roots
Flowers, Leaves, Root, Seed, Seedpod
Oil
Weed potential
Annual
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Raphanus sativus
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Maximilian Sunflower Maximilian Sunflower
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helianthus_maximiliani
Medium
Moist
full sun
4-10
Maximillian Daisy
light (sandy), medium, heavy (clay)
Asteraceae or Compositae
2.4
Root
Perennial
#### Links [Maximilian Sunflower @ Plants For A Future](https://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Helianthus maximilianii) Show

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Common Sunflower Common Sunflower
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helianthus_annuus
Fast
Dry, Moist
full sun, partial sun/shade
6-9
Common sunflower
light (sandy), medium, heavy (clay)
Asteraceae or Compositae
3.0
Flowers, Seed, Stem
Oil
Weed potential
Annual
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Helianthus annuus
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Kohlrabi Kohlrabi
Fast
Moist
full sun, partial sun/shade
4-8
light (sandy), medium, heavy (clay)
Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
0.5
german turnip
Kohlrabi
Leaves, Stem
Annual, Biennial
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Brassica oleracea gongylodes
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Broccoli Broccoli
Moist
full sun, partial sun/shade
2-11
light (sandy), medium, heavy (clay)
Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
0.9
Brokkoli
Flowers, Leaves
Annual, Biennial
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Brassica oleracea italica
50-100
45cm
6.0-7.0
7-10 days
4°C (40°F)
6-8 weeks before last frost
Annual green vegetable plant. Head and stalk is edible. ### Propagation - Direct sow Sow seeds 7cm apart, thin when seedlings reach 5-7cm in height. ### Propagation - Transplant Start seeds 6-8 weeks before your last frost date, or 2-3 weeks before last frost date. Plant outside when seedlings are 4-6 weeks old, or have 4-5 leaves. #### Links [Broccoli @ Almanac](https://www.almanac.com/plant/broccoli) Show

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Brussel Sprouts Brussel Sprouts
Moist
full sun, partial sun/shade
light (sandy), medium, heavy (clay)
Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
1.2
Rosenkohl
Leaves
Biennial
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Brassica oleracea gemmifera
A leaf vegetable in the cabbage family. Show

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Cauliflower Cauliflower
Moist
full sun, partial sun/shade
3-10
light (sandy), medium, heavy (clay)
Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
0.8
Blumenkohl
Flowers, Leaves
Annual, Biennial
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Brassica oleracea botrytis
Annual plant reproduced by seed. Show

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Pea Pea
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea
Moist
full sun
light (sandy), medium
Fabaceae or Leguminosae
2.0
Erbse
Vines
3-9
Leaves, Seed
Annual
N-fixer
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Pisum sativum
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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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Marigold Marigold
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calendula_officinalis
Medium
Moist
full sun, partial sun/shade
2-11
Pot Marigold, Common Marigold, Scotch Marigold, Ruddles
light (sandy), medium, heavy (clay)
Asteraceae or Compositae
0.6
Ringelblume
Flowers, Leaves, Seed
Annual
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Calendula officinalis
21°C (70°F)
6-14 days
5.5-7.0
15cm
60
Repels nematodes
### Propagation - Direct sow Direct sow in spring when light frost is still possible. Can be sown until early summer for fall blooms. ### Propagation - Transplant Sow indoors in late winter, transplant outside when risk of heavy frost has passed. #### Links [Calendula @ West Coast Seeds](https://www.westcoastseeds.com/products/zeolights-organic) Show

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Beet Beet
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beta_vulgaris
Moist
full sun
4-8
light (sandy), medium, heavy (clay)
Chenopodiaceae
0.9
Rübe
Leaves, Root
Biennial
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Beta vulgaris craca
rarely perennial. Show

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Garlic Garlic
Bulb, Flowers, Leaves, Root, Seed
Herbs
3-10
full sun
Dry, Moist
light (sandy), medium
0.6
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garlic
Cultivated garlic
Alliaceae
Knoblauch
20cm
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Allium sativum
Perennial
6.5-7.0
sting and itch relief from insect bites
seed - direct sow
late autumn (Sept.-Nov.) or early spring
Garlic is a perennial flowering plant growing from a bulb. It is pollinated by bees, butterflies, moths, and other insects. Mulch for proper overwintering when planted in autumn. To harvest dig and do not pull out the bulbs. Let them dry in an airy, shady and dry spot e.g. by hanging them up. Once wrappers are dry, it can be stored at a dry place. Show

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Celery Celery
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celery
Moist
partial sun/shade
5-9
Ajwain-ka-patta (Indian)
light (sandy), medium, heavy (clay)
Apiaceae or Umbelliferae
0.6
Sellerie
Herbs
Leaves, Root, Seed
Annual, Biennial
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Apium graveolens
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