Summer Savoury with Broad Beans....Tagetes with Toms.
BBoy........I like Alyssum and always grow it but never thought to put round the veg plot.....well, the allotment anyway........thanks for that
Yes..........it's also quite nice to use when you steam your Beans ( tho I admit I scoff most of mine raw from the pod so they rarely see the kitchen)
BBoy........unfortunately the alyssum I have growing now are not in a position to self seed and grow on......but I will save the seed from the plants I have to get them round my new allotment.
To be honest, I let most of my stuff self seed but only in this garden for 2 years so still a bit of a way to go However, my wildflowers are doing really well (2nd season) and all from bought seed last Spring.
The allotment (half an allotment actually ) is a different matter.......only taken over in april (when the weather here was still awful) and covered in grass/weeds. Hand dug and have cleared half of it and already have Potatoes, Broad Beans, Kale, Spinach, Mange Tout, Dwarf Beans, Parcel, Chillies, Spring Onions, Leeks and Lab Lab beans as well as Rhubarb, Red and Black Currant (only last year's cuttings from garden but ok ), Physalis (Golden Berry) , Butternut Squash and Comfrey. Also some clover and Cerinthe.....both of which the bees love. More flowers to go in soon.
Sorry.....got carried away.....we were only talking about alyssum weren't we ?
I use tagetes and basil in the greenhouse along side the toms.
onions and garlic along side each other.
Someone previously mentioned branches of the Curry Plant in their G/H as an antidote to pests.