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Mon Jun 29, 2015, 01:01 PM

A question on compatibility

I have been checking various compatibility lists online as none ore comprehensive, but still have not gotten a clear answer. So I have a few questions

1) are sage and parsley compatible?

2) if a plant is incompatible or "combative" as one list calls it, how far apart should I keep these plants.

Thanks in advance!


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Response to ashling (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 02:14 PM

1. My neighbor has an herb garden

and her sage and parsley are not far from each other and have been growing well for years. They are about one foot away from each other. I don't know about incompatibility in plants, so I can't help you with questions about it. I just know what is working for her.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 05:20 PM

2. My herbs grow crazy no matter what else is in there, uh...

... excepting hot peppers. I don't bother with hot peppers, anymore. They're ridiculously cheap, so there's no point.

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Response to PADemD (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 07:35 PM

4. I wouldn't trust a thing from that page.

It promotes all sorts of pseudoscience nonsense, including anti-vaccine ugliness. In fact, it's really a left-wing version of the survivalist nonsense. http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Survivalism

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Response to HuckleB (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 08:54 PM

5. Just searched Mother Earth News for anti-vaccine

Haven't found anything so far. In fact, found these two articles about caring for cats and dogs. Both articles recommend vaccination.

Caring for a Cat: Learn About Taking Care of Your Cat's Health Veterinarian Jon Geller takes the case of one feline patient over 15 years to discuss common cat health problems and how to prevent and treat them.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/caring-for-a-cat-learn-about-taking-care-of-your-cats-health.aspx

How to Keep Your Homestead Dog Healthy
Dr. Jon Geller, D.V.M. shares information on how to keep your homestead dog healthy, including needed vaccinations, putting together a pet first aid kit and how to perform pet CPR.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/keep-your-homestead-dog-healthy-zmaz00onzgoe.aspx

Other articles were on organic gardening and renewable energy. Didn't see any survivalist nonsense.

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Response to PADemD (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 30, 2015, 12:46 AM

6. You didn't search very far, nor did you bother with the reality I showed you.

The pseudoscience pushed there is vast and ludicrous. http://www.motherearthnews.com/natural-health/nutrition/strengthen-your-immune-system-zmaz10aszraw.aspx

And they even shine their light on the GOP to help their ugliness. http://now.motherearthnews.com/story/featured/vaccine-skeptics-find-unexpected-allies-/416b767851316e7276544a6f2f4a64425457374f36513d3d

You should know better, and to pretend that such a page offers anything worth the time of day is just a big time mistake. Admit it, and move on.

If you can't admit it, then find us a legitimate source, offering a true consensus of science-based information that promotes the same stuff pushed in the article you first posted. I don't think you'll be able to do it.

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Response to PADemD (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 30, 2015, 12:50 AM

7. And then there's the reality that the whole operation is about selling crap.

It has a store, just like all its pseudoscience pushing friends do.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2015, 03:09 PM

8. Most of the companion planting info is anecdotal/untested. The only real incompatability

between plants I am aware of is black walnut roots and tomato plants - the nut roots produce juglone, which inhibits tomato plant growth and kills them.

I plant whatever I want together for whatever looks best, or is most useful.

Lots of the anecdotes around companion planting are about pest attracting - it isn't the plants that battle, but some plants draw pests that attack the other plant even worse.

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