Best of Friends


As I prepare for my own vegetable garden this year, I’ve been doing a bit of reading on companion plantings. Some plants just get along better than other plants. One of my new favorite companion plants is borage. This lovely herb gets along with pretty much everyone. Plus it’s best buddies when pared with tomatoes. In addition to improving the taste and repelling the nasty tomato worm, it also attracts bees which improve pollination and beneficial insects which help destroy a whole slew of nasty bugs. Plus, it’s darn pretty. Very few flowers are truly this blue and it’s a snap to grow from seed.

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