Herbs Companion Planting Edibles

Story: Herbs Companion Planting Edibles
Episode: 12
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane
Air Date: 6 November 2021

Companion planting is a great way to grow delicious flavour pairs together. Trevor creates his own companion pot using two iconic Mediterranean flavours.

  • To guarantee the best success rate for tomato growth you must choose the right pot. Preferably it needs to be about 30 to 40cm wide, and deep.
  • Fill the pot with a premium quality potting mix that has natural and controlled release nutrients, a wetting agent, and high-quality ingredients.
  • Pots for growing can be purchased at a local garden centre.
  • Tomato varieties include Beefsteak, Canabec Super, Giant Tree and Grosse Lisse.
  • It’s recommended to choose different varieties of tomatoes to grow together. Plant one of each variety spaced apart and add stakes for growth support.
  • Basil is a great companion plant to grow with tomatoes.
  • There are so many amazing basil forms in the Renaissance Herb range such as; Lime, Lemon Pesto and Green Ruffles.
  • These varieties of Basil will fill the bottom of the planter and each of these forms of basil has its own unique flavour profile.
  • The tomatoes will tower above rich in fruit, and the basil will fill out the pot below.
  • Utilise a premium quality potting mix for your companion planting to guarantee healthy growth.

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