Permaculture companion plants for Apricot

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Basil Basil
5-10
Annual, Perennial
Full sun
Moist
Light (sandy), Medium
0.5
Herbs
True
Leaves, Seed
Seed - direct sow
After last frost date
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basil
Fast
Common basil, Thai basil, Tropical basil
Lamiaceae or labiatae
Basilikum
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Ocimum basilicum
Start indoors from late february to mid-summer
Can be grown in containers
Bushy annual grown for medicinal and culinary uses. Removing the last pair of leaves encourages branching and growth. Leaves can be dried, pureed or frozen for storage. 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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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 (sept.-nov.) or 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
100-150days
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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Horseradish Horseradish
4-9
Perennial
Full sun, Partial sun/shade
Moist
Light (sandy), Medium, Heavy (clay)
0.7-1.5m
Herbs
True
Leaves, Root, Seed
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horseradish
Fast
Red cole, Cochlearia armoracia
Brassicaceae
Meerrettich
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Armoracia rusticana
5.5-7.0
Europe
Deciduous
Tap
60cm
8weeks
True
Roots
Seed - transplant, Seed - direct sow, Division
8-12weeks before last frost
7-23°c (45-75°f)
7-25 days
20cm (8″) / 40-50cm (16-20″)
8-12 weeks before last frost
2-4 weeks before last frost
At last frost date
Yes
Ground cover
Very undemanding plant, growing basically everywhere. Roots are spicy an be used to make spreads etc. Leafs are edible too and can be added to pickled vegetables. # Propagation While it is possible to grow from seed, the way more easy method is division. Divison can be done all year but best in spring. Show

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Lemon balm Lemon balm
Https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/lemon_balm
True
Fast
Dry, Moist
Full sun, Partial sun/shade
4-8
Balm, Common balm, Balm mit, Bee balm, Sweet balm
Light (sandy), Medium
Lamiaceae or labiatae
0.7
Herbs
Zitronenmelisse
Leaves
Weed potential
Perennial
Https://pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?latinname=melissa officinalis
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White Mustard White Mustard
Https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/white_mustard
True
Fast
Moist
Full sun, Partial sun/shade
5-9
Light (sandy), Medium, Heavy (clay)
Brassicaceae or cruciferae
0.6
Weißer senf
Leaves, Seed
Oil
Annual
Https://pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?latinname=sinapis alba
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Nasturtium Nasturtium
Flowers, Leaves, Seed, Seedpod
Trap crop, Deters whiteflies, Deters cucumber beetles, Attracts insects, Good for biomass
Herbs
6-11
Annual, Perennial
Full sun
Moist
Light (sandy), Medium
Seed - direct sow, Seed - transplant
1 week after last frost - late spring
2-4 weeks before last frost
2 weeks after last frost
3.5
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropaeolum_majus
Fast
Tropaeolum, Indian cress
Tropaeolaceae
Große kapuzinerkresse
15cm
7-12 days
12-18°c (55-65°f)
Oil
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Tropaeolum majus
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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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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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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Tansy Tansy
Https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/tansy
True
Fast
Dry, Moist
Full sun
3-8
Common tansy, Golden buttons, Curly leaf tansy
Light (sandy), Medium, Heavy (clay)
Asteraceae or compositae
1.0
Rainfarn
Herbs
Flowers, Leaves
Weed potential
Perennial
Https://pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?latinname=tanacetum vulgare
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Yarrow Yarrow
Https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/achillea_millefolium
True
Fast
Dry, Moist
Full sun, Partial sun/shade
4-8
Boreal yarrow, California yarrow, Giant yarrow, Coast yarrow, Western yarrow, Pacific yarrow, Bloodwort, Carpenter's weed, Common yarrow, Hierba de las cortaduras, Milfoil, Plumajillo
Light (sandy), Medium, Heavy (clay)
Asteraceae or compositae
0.6
Herbs
Gemeine schafgarbe
Leaves
Weed potential
Perennial
Https://pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?latinname=achillea millefolium
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Stinging Nettle Stinging Nettle
Https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/urtica_dioica
True
Fast
Moist
Full sun, Partial sun/shade
3-10
California nettle, Achoka, Bichhu booti, Bichhua, Bichua, Chichru, Irhawurhawu, Kopriva, Korvenoges, Krapiva, Noges, Patle sishnu, Pokrzywa, Polo, Raudnoges, Sishnu, Sisnu, Tall nettle, Zara, Zastisod, Zocha, American stinging nettle, Brandnetelwortel, Brennessel, Brennesselblätter, Brennesselwurzel, Brennnesselwurzel, Brännässelrot, Brännässla, Brännässleblad, Brændenælderod, California nettle, Chalkan, Chayan oot, Chhoku, Chichicaste, Chule, Chutle, Common nettle, Common stinging nettle for homoeopathic preparations, Csalángyökér, Csalánlevé, Dhyo, European nettle, European stinging nettle, Folia urticae, Gazanda, Gazaneh, Gazgazuk, Giant nettle, Grande ortie, Great nettle, Greater nettle, Grosse brennessel, Große brennessel, Gherq il-hurrieq, Haarnesselwurzel, Hanfnesselwurzel, Hhurrayq, Horeig, Hyo, Jhaduk, Kajyang, Kichitki oot, Kopriva, Koprivový koren, Korenina koprive, Korzen pokrzywy, Krapiva dvudomnaya, Nelau, Neslerot, Nesselwurzel, Nettle, Nettle herb, Nettle leaf, Nettle root, Nettle stinging, Nhyakan, Nokkonen, Juuri, Nõgesejuur, Natru saknes, Ortica, Ortica maschio, Ortica radice, Ortie, Ortie (feuille d’), Ortie (racine d'), Ortie brulante, Ortie dioïque, Ortiga, Ortiga mayor, Hoja, Raíz de, Pokrzywa, Polo, Pulu, Prhlavový koren, Qurrays, Racine d'ortie, Radix urticae, Raiz de ortiga, Radacina de urzica, Satu, Sikya, Sisna, Sisnu, Slender nettle, Stinging nettle, Stinging nettle herb, Syak, Tall nettle, Tsuknida, Urtica dioica, Urtica dioica ad praeparationes homoeopathicas, Urticae folium, Urticae herba, Urticae radix, Urtiga, Raiz, Urtiga-maior, Urtiga-mansa, Urtiga-vermelha, Urtigão, Yi zhu qian ma, Za-chhag, Zwa, Zwyczajna, Isirgan
Light (sandy), Medium, Heavy (clay)
Urticaceae
1.2
Brennnessel
Herbs
Oil
Leaves
Weed potential
Perennial
Https://pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?latinname=urtica dioica
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Maximilian Sunflower Maximilian Sunflower
Https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/helianthus_maximiliani
True
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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