Close up of parsnips growing in a garden.

By October 15, 2017Articles

Close up of parsnips growing in a garden.

By October 15, 2017Articles

Close up of parsnips growing in a garden.

By Mary Ellen Ellis Companion planting is a great way to maximize the potential of your vegetable garden. Putting the right plants next to each other can prevent pests and disease, suppress weeds, improve the quality of the soil, conserve water, and provide a lot of other benefits. For your parsnips, companion planting comes with a few different options. Plants That Grow with Parsnips One reason to grow parsnips in your garden, besides harvesting the tasty roots, is that the flowers on these plants that are allowed to go to seed attract predatory insects. These insects will consume pests and protect other plants as a result, especially fruit trees. The parsnip root also emits a substance toxic to red spider mite, fruit flies, and pea aphids. Fruit trees represent one category of great companions for parsnips, but there are others. Certain vegetables will help to protect your parsnips from pests.

Close up of parsnips growing in a garden.

By Mary Ellen Ellis Companion planting is a great way to maximize the potential of your vegetable garden. Putting the right plants next to each other can prevent pests and disease, suppress weeds, improve the quality of the soil, conserve water, and provide a lot of other benefits. For your parsnips, companion planting comes with a few different options. Plants That Grow with Parsnips One reason to grow parsnips in your garden, besides harvesting the tasty roots, is that the flowers on these plants that are allowed to go to seed attract predatory insects. These insects will consume pests and protect other plants as a result, especially fruit trees. The parsnip root also emits a substance toxic to red spider mite, fruit flies, and pea aphids. Fruit trees represent one category of great companions for parsnips, but there are others. Certain vegetables will help to protect your parsnips from pests.

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