Native Companion Planting for your Vegetable Garden | Florida Native Plants

Native Companion Planting for your Vegetable Garden | Florida Native Plants

Tired of the usual list of companion plants? Ready for something new and unusual for your urban homestead? Let’s talk about how we can create a polyculture garden by companion planting vegetables with native plants on your urban homestead. Polyculture permaculture is a staple and permaculture is at its best when it takes a page from the native wildlife. So whether you are like me and have a Florida vegetable garden or have an urban homestead… you can discover some unusual companion planting ideas!
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21 Comments

  1. Shantel Bryan on October 3, 2021 at 7:54 am

    Biden’s Alba is edible and full of vitamins. It also when then flower is crushed works on bug bites

  2. Sunshine Jenny on October 3, 2021 at 7:55 am

    You are like the Alton Brown of C FL gardening! Love your videos. Very helpful. Thank you. Only thing with Goldenrod — tough on allergies.

  3. Nestavan on October 3, 2021 at 7:59 am

    Thanks for this great information! Growing in this zone for the first time and appreciate the tips! Thank you from fort pierce

  4. J B on October 3, 2021 at 8:00 am

    I have gotten a little behind on your videos. Only because so much going on .before the move . But I am catching up now and always enjoy all you share with us. So education and also a joy to watch.

  5. Florida Farmstead Life on October 3, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Great information! 🌸 Your channel is awesome. ❤️

  6. NixPix on October 3, 2021 at 8:01 am

    The first one grows wild all along my fences. what a great video.

  7. Isabel Iglesias on October 3, 2021 at 8:05 am

    We had the sunshine mimosa in Panama. We called them "dormilonas" (sleepy plants) because the went to "sleep" every time you touched them.

  8. Juan Pinto on October 3, 2021 at 8:06 am

    New plants added to my shopping list. I’ve been picking bidens alba as a weed out of my yard. Not anymore.

  9. Anjle Dube on October 3, 2021 at 8:08 am

    Do we actually get hummingbirds in South Tampa? If so please give me info about it because I’ve tried everything I’ve had hummingbirds around my life many of the states that I’ve lived in but not on here

  10. Stephen Galindo on October 3, 2021 at 8:08 am

    we have thousands of those bidens albas growing in the yard lol I didn’t know they were edible!!

  11. Shantel Bryan on October 3, 2021 at 8:12 am

    Biden’s Alba is edible and full of vitamins. It also when then flower is crushed works on bug bites

  12. Barbara Perry on October 3, 2021 at 8:13 am

    Thanks! Can goldenrod seeds be sowed directly into our soil here South Florida?

  13. Kimberly D on October 3, 2021 at 8:15 am

    😱 I’ve just learned so much! Do you have any tips for deterring ticks?

  14. Lauren Rhoads on October 3, 2021 at 8:23 am

    Another great video. Very educational on companion planting

  15. Just keep planting with Nemo on October 3, 2021 at 8:23 am

    I have all but one, but I’ve been throwing bee balm seeds in my yard from walks. They will show up one day 😃

  16. Diane McDaniel on October 3, 2021 at 8:28 am

    Great video, thanks!!!

  17. Florida Free Living on October 3, 2021 at 8:30 am

    Wonderful content! My wife and I are new to Florida, and content like this helps us along our way. Thanks. 🙏🏼

  18. Shantel Bryan on October 3, 2021 at 8:30 am

    Biden’s Alba is edible and full of vitamins. It also when then flower is crushed works on bug bites

  19. Sarah Virginia’s Backyard Homestead on October 3, 2021 at 8:36 am

    Thanks for making this video. I love the native plants! ❤️

  20. Celestial on October 3, 2021 at 8:41 am

    I make a burn remedy with the firebush leaves and aloe mash the leaves to a paste and add aloe meat. Apply paste to burn and cover for 24 hours.

  21. 4zooflorida on October 3, 2021 at 8:48 am

    We live on 10 acres in Brooksville, FL, and the bidens Alba is EVERYWHERE! It’s called Spanish needles, until it actually seeds, and then we refer to it as the devil’s pitchfork! But, the chickens and bunnies like it, too.

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