Permaculture companion plants for Marjoram

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Asparagus Asparagus
2-9
Perennial
full sun, partial sun/shade
Moist
light (sandy), medium, heavy (clay)
1-1.5m
Shoots, Stem
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asparagus
garden asparagus, sparrow grass
Asparagaceae
Spargel
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Asparagus officinalis
true
Europe, western Asia
toxic fruits
Herbs
6.5-7.0
Evergreen
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
seed - direct sow, seed - transplant, division
16weeks before last frost date
8-12weeks 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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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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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
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Carrot Carrot
Leaves, Root
3-10
Biennial
full sun
Moist
light (sandy), medium, heavy (clay)
1.2
Apiaceae or Umbelliferae
Möhre, Karotte
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Daucus carota sativus
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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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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
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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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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Cucumber Cucumber
Fruit, Leaves
Vines
9-11
Annual
full sun
Moist
light (sandy), medium, heavy (clay)
seed - direct sow, seed - transplant
1 week after last frost
2-3 weeks before last frost
1 week after last frost date
2
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. #### 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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Eggplant Eggplant
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eggplant
Moist
full sun
8-11
Eggplant
light (sandy), medium, heavy (clay)
Solanaceae
1.0
Aubergine
Fruit, Leaves
Perennial
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Solanum melongena
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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
Attracts insects, Hedgerow, Wind breaker
Perennial
Evergreen
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Lavandula angustifolia
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Leek Leek
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allium_ampeloprasum
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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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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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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Parsnip Parsnip
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parsnip
Moist
full sun, partial sun/shade
4-8
Wild parsnip
light (sandy), medium, heavy (clay)
Apiaceae or Umbelliferae
1.0
Pastinake
Roots
Leaves, Root, Seed
Weed potential
Biennial
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Pastinaca sativa
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Potato Potato
Root
3-10
Perennial
full sun
Moist
light (sandy), medium, heavy (clay)
1.0
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potato
Irish potato, Andigena
Solanaceae
Kartoffel
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Solanum tuberosum
April
12 inches
seed - direct sow
Potatoes are one of the most popular root crops. They grow best at temperatures from 61 and 70 °F. Show

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Squash Squash
Flowers, Fruit, Leaves, Seed
Vines
2-11
Annual
full sun, partial sun/shade
Moist
light (sandy), medium, heavy (clay)
seed - transplant
after last frost
0.6
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cucurbita_moschata
Fast
Crookneck squash
Cucurbitaceae
Kürbis
Oil
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Cucurbita moschata
boiled root is galactogogue, anthelmintic
5.5-5.9
sow seeds in pots in a greenhouse
2 weeks
An annual plant growing on the ground through vines. Fruits can get very large. Drains heavily nutrition and therefor needs good soil. 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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Chard Chard
Moist
full sun
4-8
light (sandy), medium, heavy (clay)
Chenopodiaceae
0.9
swiss chard, silver beet, perpetual spinach, beet spinach, seakale beet, leaf beet
Mangold, Krautstiel
Leaves, Stem
Biennial
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Beta vulgaris cicla
Leaf vegetable. Leaves and stalks are edible. Closely related to the beet. Show

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Spinach Spinach
Leaves, Seed
Herbs
4-8
Annual
full sun, partial sun/shade
Moist
light (sandy), medium, heavy (clay)
seed - direct sow, seed - transplant
0.3
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinach
Fast
Chenopodiaceae
Spinat
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Spinacia oleracea
carminative, laxative, hypoglycaemic; against inflammation
from March to June; Aug to Sep
2 weeks
start seeds indoors 8 weeks prior to last frost date
3 weeks prior to last frost date
Easy-to-grow, cool-weather, leafy vegetable, probably native to western Asia Successional sowing once per month/every two weeks is recommended for continuous supply. Show

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Tomato Tomato
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomato
true
Fast
Moist
full sun
10-12
Garden Tomato, dumádu, garden tomato, love apple, lycopersicum esculentum, tomate, tomato, tomato extract containing lycopene, tomato|thakkali, tumatis, Lycopersicon esculentum
light (sandy), medium, heavy (clay)
Solanaceae
2.0
Tomate
Fruit, Seed
Oil
Annual, Perennial
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. A great number of varieties have been cultivated. 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. Lycopersicon esculentum is a synonym of this plant. Show

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Pumpkin / Zucchini Pumpkin / Zucchini
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cucurbita_pepo
Fast
Moist
full sun, partial sun/shade
2-11
Vines
Courgette, Field pumpkin, Ozark melon, Texas gourd
light (sandy), medium, heavy (clay)
Cucurbitaceae
0.6
Flowers, Fruit, Leaves, Root, Seed
Oil
Annual
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Cucurbita pepo
There are many varieties of this species. For example Delicata squash is a variety of winter squash with cream-coloured cylindrical fruits striped in green or orange that are cooked. 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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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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