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Companion planting is a loosely applied term for growing crops together that benefit one another either through assisting with either pollination and/or pest control. This is achieved by attracting beneficial insects, repelling or masking the scent of crops from pest species. There are several 'sets' of crop plantings that go well together, such as 'the tree sisters', which include corn, beans and pumpkin. Pumpkins grow on the ground, providing shade and out-compete weeds. Beans are nitrogen-fixing and supply nitrogen to the other plants, whereas the corn stalk provides a climbing structure for the beans. Check Wikipedia for a comprehensive list; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_companion_plants

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