Permaculture companion plants for Carrot

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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, Green bean
Fabaceae, Leguminosae
Stangenbohne
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Phaseolus vulgaris
16-18°c (70-80°f)
6.0-6.8
2.5cm
16cm
4-10 days
45-85
Fast
Sperzieboon
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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Chives Chives
3-12
Perennial
Full sun, Partial sun/shade
Moist
Light (sandy), Medium, Heavy (clay)
0.3
Herbs
Attracts insects, Ground cover
True
Bulb, Flowers, Leaves, Root
Seed - direct sow, Seed - transplant, Division
4-6 weeks before last frost
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chives
Medium
Wild chives, Flowering onion
Alliaceae
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Allium schoenoprasum
14-21days
6.0-7.0
21°c (70°f)
8-12inches
Schnittlauch
Allium
Chives are a bulb-forming herbaceous perennial plant, growing to 30–50 cm (12–20 in) tall. The bulbs are slender, conical, 2–3 cm (3⁄4–1 1⁄4 in) long and 1 cm (1⁄2 in) broad, and grow in dense clusters from the roots. The scapes (or stems) are hollow and tubular, up to 50 cm (20 in) long and 2–3 mm (1⁄16–1⁄8 in) across, with a soft texture, although, prior to the emergence of a flower, they may appear stiffer than usual. The grass-like leaves, which are shorter than the scapes, are also hollow and tubular, or terete, (round in cross-section) which distinguishes it at a glance from garlic chives (Allium tuberosum). The flowers are pale purple, and star-shaped with six petals, 1–2 cm (1⁄2–3⁄4 in) wide, and produced in a dense inflorescence of 10-30 together; before opening, the inflorescence is surrounded by a papery bract. The seeds are produced in a small, three-valved capsule, maturing in summer. The herb flowers from April to May in the southern parts of its habitat zones and in June in the northern parts. Show

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Coriander Coriander
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coriander
Dry, Moist
full sun, partial sun/shade
2-11
Cilantro, chinese parsley, dhania
light (sandy), medium
Apiaceae or Umbelliferae
0.5
Koriander
Herbs
45-60
5cm
5-10 days
15°C (60°F)
Repels aphids, Repels potato beetles, Repels spider mites
Leaves, Seed
Oil
Annual
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Coriandrum sativum
Annual herb where all parts are edible. ### Propagation - Direct sowing Direct sow in early spring after risk of frost. ### Propagation - Transplanting Avoid transplanting, as cilantro is quick to bolt under any stress. #### Links [Coriander @ West Coast Seeds](https://www.westcoastseeds.com/products/santo-organic) Show

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Cucumber Cucumber
9-11
Annual
Full sun
Moist
Light (sandy), Medium, Heavy (clay)
2
Vines
Fruit, Leaves
Seed - direct sow, Seed - transplant
1 week after last frost
2-3 weeks before last frost
1 week after last frost
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cucumber
Cucurbitaceae
Gurke
50-65
23cm
6.0-6.8
15-30°C (60-85°F)
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Cucumis sativus
True
Fruit
Annual, self-fertile climber whose fruit is a popular ingredient for salads. The plant will develop male and female flowers. You can recognize the female by having a tiny cucumber underneath. Sometimes the plant develops a lot of male flowers first, so be patient. If you don’t see any bees pollinating. Take a male and put it on all the female flowers. #### Propagation Direct sow when soil is warm enough in early summer. Sow seeds individually indoors 3-4 weeks before planting outside into warm soil. Use bottom heat if possible. Transplant when plants develop third leaf. #### Medicinal Fruit is depurative, diuretic, emollient, purgative and resolvent #### Links [Cucumber @ West Coast Seeds](https://www.westcoastseeds.com/products/patio-snacker) Show

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Apple Apple
3-8
Perennial
Full sun, Partial sun/shade
Moist
Light (sandy), Medium, Heavy (clay)
Deciduous
10.0
Trees
Animal feed, Attracts insects, Hedgerow
True
Fruit
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple
True
True
Oil
https://pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?LatinName=Malus+domestica
Malus
Appel
Æble
Rosaceae
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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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Leek Leek
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allium_ampeloprasum
true
Dry, moist
Full sun
5-9
Herbs
Broadleaf wild leek
Light (sandy), medium, heavy (clay)
Alliaceae
1.8
Lauch
Bulb, flowers, leaves, root
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Allium ampeloprasum
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Nectarine Nectarine
4-8
Perennial
Full sun
Moist
Light (sandy), Medium, Heavy (clay)
Deciduous
6.0
Trees
Animal feed, Attracts insects, Hedgerow
True
Flowers, Fruit, Seed
Rosaceae
Nektarine
True
Oil
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Prunus persica nucipersica
Nectarine
Nektarin
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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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Asparagus Asparagus
2-9
Perennial
Full sun, Partial sun/shade
Moist
Light (sandy), Medium, Heavy (clay)
Evergreen
1-1.5m
Herbs
True
Shoots, Stem
Seed - direct sow, Seed - transplant, Division
16 weeks before last frost date
10-12 weeks, 1 week after last frost date
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/asparagus
Sparrow grass
Asparagaceae
Spargel
https://pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?latinname=asparagus officinalis
Europe, Western asia
Toxic fruits
6.5-7.0
Fasciculated
3-8inches
4-10inches long shoots
12-18 inches rows, 6–8inches in row
2-8 weeks
21-29°c (70-85°f)
8-12 weeks before last frost
Yes
Slow
The fruit, which is a small red berry with 6-10mm diameter is toxic to humans. Asparagus can grow in saline soils where other plants to do not grow. A soil pH below 6 is possible but best is to adjust to 6.5-7.0. Only start harvesting three year old or older plants for around 8-12 weeks each season. Asparagus is a good companion plant to the Tomato since it repels some harmful root nematodes for Tomatoes and Tomatoes repel the asparagus beetle. Show

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Lettuce Lettuce
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lettuce
true
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
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
3-9
Annual
Full sun
Moist
Light (sandy), Medium
0.6
Herbs
Bulb, Flowers, Leaves, Root, Seed
Seed - direct sow, Seed - transplant
Spring or fall
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
Allium
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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Passion fruit Passion fruit
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passiflora_edulis
true
Fast
Moist
Full sun
9-12
Vines
Purple granadilla, passion fruit, granadilla, aul aanp, bai xiang guo, buah negeri, buah susu, garendal, granadiglia, granadilho, grenadille, ji dan guo, kudamonotokeiso, liliko'i, linmangkon, louki, magalendendele, maracuja-roxo, maracuya, markisa, maseche, matunda, munchi, obutunda, pasionaria, purpurgrenadille, qaranidila, sawarot, soh-brap, tikeiso, common passionfruit, fleur de la passion, flor de la pasión, granadiglia incarnata, granadilla, grenadella, kalala, maracayú, maracujá, maracujá azedo, maracujá-comum, maracujá-de-comer, maracujá-de-ponche, maracujá-do-mato, maracujá-doce, maracujá-mirim, maracujá-peroba, maracujá-preto, maracujá-redondo, maracuya, pasiflora, passiflora, passiflorae acetum folium, passiflore, passion flower, passion fruit, passion fruit|wel dodam, passionsblume, passionsfrukt, purple granadilla, purple passionflower
Light (sandy), medium, heavy (clay)
Passifloraceae
9.0
Oil
Weed potential
Fruit
Perennial
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Passiflora edulis
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Rue Rue
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruta_graveolens
true
Medium
Dry, moist
Full sun, partial sun/shade
4-10
Shrubs
Common rue, herb of grace, garden rue
Light (sandy), medium, heavy (clay)
Rutaceae
0.5
Weinraute
Leaves
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Ruta graveolens
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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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Tomato Tomato
10-12
Annual, Perennial
Full sun
Moist
Light (sandy), Medium, Heavy (clay)
2.0
True
Fruit, Seed
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomato
Fast
Garden tomato, Dumádu, Garden tomato, Love apple, Lycopersicum esculentum, Tomate, Tomato, Tomato extract containing lycopene, Tomato|thakkali, Tumatis, Lycopersicon esculentum
Solanaceae
Tomate
Oil
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Solanum lycopersicum, https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Lycopersicon esculentum
Start seeds indoors 5-6 weeks before last frost
In containers or in rows in beds around last frost date
6.2-6.8
70-80°f
An easy-growing, humus-loving vegetable plant that is mostly grown for its fruits that can be eaten fresh, cooked or dried in salads and various dishes. There are a great number of cultivars. Indeterminate tomato plants are perennials in their native habitat, but are cultivated as annuals. Determinate, or bush, plants are annuals that stop growing at a certain height and produce a crop all at once. An alternate name for the tomato is Lycopersicon esculentum. Show

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Dill Dill
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dill
true
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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Pot marigold Pot marigold
2-11
Annual
Full sun, Partial sun/shade
Moist
Light (sandy), Medium, Heavy (clay)
0.6
Repels nematodes
Flowers, Leaves, Seed
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calendula_officinalis
Medium
Calendula, Common marigold, Scotch marigold, Ruddles
Asteraceae or compositae
Ringelblume
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Calendula officinalis
21°c (70°f)
6-14 days
5.5-7.0
15cm
60
A flowering plant of the daisy family Asteraceae, the marigold is probably native to southern Europe, however, its long cultivation history makes its precise origin unknown. Marigolds can range in colour from white through yellow and orange to red and even pink. ### 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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Pea Pea
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea
true
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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Radish Radish
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radish
true
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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Rosemary Rosemary
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosemary
true
Medium
Dry, moist
Full sun
6-11
Herbs
Light (sandy), medium
Lamiaceae or labiatae
1.5
true
Rosmarinus officinale, rosmarinus officinalis
Leaves
Attracts insects, hedgerow
Perennial
Evergreen
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Rosmarinus officinalis
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Sage Sage
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia_officinalis
Medium
Dry, Moist
full sun
3-11
Herbs
Kitchen sage, Small Leaf Sage, Garden Sage, Adacayi, Broadleaf sage, Ching-chieh, Common sage, Echter salbei, Mariyamiya, Sa er wei ya, Salbei, Salie, Salva, Salvia, Sauge commune, Sauge officinale, Sauge, Shalfey, True sage
light (sandy), medium
Lamiaceae or Labiatae
0.6
Salbei
Flowers, Leaves
Annual, Perennial
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Salvia officinalis
Evergreen
In humid zones above 9 it might be only possible to grow as an annual. Show

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Garlic Garlic
3-10
Perennial
Full sun
Dry, Moist
Light (sandy), Medium
0.6
Herbs
Bulb, Flowers, Leaves, Root, Seed
Seed - direct sow
Late autumn, Early spring
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garlic
Cultivated garlic
Alliaceae
Knoblauch
20cm
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Allium sativum
6.5-7.0
Sting and itch relief from insect bites
Fibrous
Shallow
100-150 days
Allium
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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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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Shallot Shallot
Bulb, Flowers, Leaves, Root
Herbs
4-8
full sun
Moist
light (sandy), medium
seed - direct sow
mid-Nov. - mid-March
0.3
Alliaceae, Liliaceae
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Allium cepa ascalonicum
25cm, 10inch
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shallot
5.0-7.0
Easy to grow vegetable that grow from a bulb. Edible parts are used for cooking. Exists in many varieties. Grows well in any fertile, well-drained soil at a sunny spot. Is started from seeds or sets (immature bulbs). Has a long growing period. Show

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Leek Leek
Bulb, Flowers, Leaves, Root
pest control: repels carrot rust flies
Herbs
5-9
full sun
Moist
light (sandy), medium
seed - transplant
May - July
0.9
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leek
Garden leek
Alliaceae, Liliaceae
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Allium porrum
sow indoors in containers from Feb., transplant early summer
15cm
Feb. - April
6.0-6.5
< 65°F
Easy to grow winter vegetable. Usually sown in containers or seed beds first and then moved to their final place a few months later. Show

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