Companion planting provides us with yet another opportunity to learn from Mother Earth. As any chef knows, there are natural pairings that complement our morsels and tickle our fancies through our palate. Tomatoes and their affinity for basil is a classic example of these natural pairings or companions.
Excerpts taken from Chapter 11, “Finding the Alchemist Within – Turning Yourself To Gold”
The farmers almanac has been teaching us since 1792 the benefits of vegetable gardening with companion planting. Sustainable organic farmers know the value of companion planting in ways that plants can support one another and protect from unwanted “pests”. Just as tomato and basil compliment one another on the plate, they are companion plants in the garden. Another fine example is the Sage’s wisdom of Sage scattered about in our garden Cabbage Patch.
Just as plants have to be able to survive with one another in order to thrive so must we. Finding a companion that “plays well with you in the sandbox” helps develop strong roots that lead to deeper intimacy. French intensive gardening also reflects the sweetness of proper pairings that support and complement one another even in close quarters.
A well matched companion is a complement and support to one another allowing each growing season to individually reach their zenith. Another match made in heaven, is The example of bread and butter, hence the French root word “companio” or “copain” which literally says that companion comes from the translation …”with and bread”.
Excerpts from”Living through the Chakras” Workbook featured in:
“Finding the Alchemist within – Turning yourself to Gold!”
A Journey through the Labyrinth of Self-Healing.