Permaculture companion plants for Cucamelon

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Purple Amaranth Purple Amaranth
Https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/amaranthus_cruentus
True
Dry, Moist
Full sun
3-11
Red amaranth, Komo
Light (sandy), Medium, Heavy (clay)
Amaranthaceae
2
Leaves, Seed
Annual
Https://pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?latinname=amaranthus cruentus
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Common Sunflower Common Sunflower
Https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/helianthus_annuus
True
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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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
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)
10-12 weeks, 1 week after last frost date
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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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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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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Cauliflower Cauliflower
True
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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Curly Kale Curly Kale
Moist
Full sun, Partial sun/shade
Light (sandy), Medium, Heavy (clay)
Brassicaceae or cruciferae
0.9
Biennial, Perennial
Https://pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?latinname=brassica oleracea sabellica
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Celery Celery
Https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/celery
True
Moist
Full sun, Partial sun/shade
Light (sandy), Medium
Apiaceae or umbelliferae
0.6
Leaves, Root, Seed
Biennial
Https://pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?latinname=apium graveolens dulce
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Corn Corn
True
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
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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Kohlrabi Kohlrabi
True
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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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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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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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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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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