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Gardening Workshops
Traditionally held 10am to 12 noon at Sally Godet's slathouse, commencing the Friday after the first General Meeting in October, and thereafter on the third Friday of each month through May.
 
Pictured: Sally Godet's Slathouse (Sally Godet left, Dianna Doe right)

SATURDAY WORKSHOPS

Sally is also looking for a few members to help prepare workshops and organise gardening groups on Saturdays for club members and the general public who work during the week.  New members will be able to learn how to take rose slips, geranium slips and softwood cuttings, as well as information on propagating bananas, composting, pruning and more.  Learn from the experts!

 


     
Jasmine & Frangipani

For those sultry, hot humid days and nights that define summer in Bermuda, below is a list of plants that will fill the air with fragrance.  Why not plant a fragrant garden to delight the olefactory senses?

Angels Trumpet
Clematis
Frangipani
Gardenia
Honeysuckle
Jasmine
Lady of the Night
Lavender
Night Blooming Cereus
Natal Plum
Nicotiana
Passion Flower
Spider Lily
Stephanotis


Passion Flower


Think you can't grow hydrangeas in Bermuda? Just look at these beautiful plants belonging to one of our Garden Club members.

 


 

Bermuda Vegetable Planting Guide
courtesy of the Department of Conservation Services
Please visit their website: www.conservation.bm

January
Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cassava, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Christophine,  Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Potatoes, Radish, Rutabaga, Spinach, Squash, Tomato, Turnip.

February
Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage,  Carrots, Cassava, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Christophine, Corn, Cucumber, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Radish, Rutabaga, Spinach, Squash,  Sweet Potato, Tomato, Turnip.

March
Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cassava, Cauliflower, Chard, Christophine, Collards, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Muskmelon (Cantaloupe), Mustard Greens, Okra, Pepper,  Potatoes, Pumpkin, Radish, Rutabaga, Squash,  Sweet Potato, Spinach, Tomato, Turnip, Watermelon.

April
Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chard, Christophine, Collards, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Kale, Muskmelon (Cantaloupe), Okra, Pepper,  Pumpkin, Radish, Rutabaga, Spinach, Squash, Sweet Potato, Tomato, Turnip, Watermelon.

May
Beans, Cucumber, Okra, Pumpkin, Radish, Squash, Sweet Potato, Tomato.

June
Beans, Cucumber, Squash, Tomato.

July
Beans, Carrots, Tomato.

August
Beans, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Kale, Leeks, Mustard Greens, Pepper, Radish, Rutabaga, Tomato.

September
Beans, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Cucumber, Eggplant,  Kale,  Leeks, Mustard Greens, Parsley, Pepper, Potatoes, Radish, Rutabaga, Tomato, Turnip.

October
Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Chives, Cucumber, Eggplant, Endive, Kale,  Leeks, Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Onion, Parsley, Pepper, Potatoes, Radish, Rutabaga, Spinach, Squash, Strawberry, Thyme, Tomato, Turnip.

November
Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Chives,  Kale,  Leeks, Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Onion, Parsley, Potatoes, Radish, Rutabaga, Spinach, Squash, Strawberry, Thyme, Tomato, Turnip.

December
Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Chives, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Onions, Potatoes, Radish, Rutabaga, Spinach, Squash, Strawberry, Tomato, Turnip.

 

 

Bermuda Flower Planting Guide

January
Agratum, antirrhinum, aster, aubrieta, begonia, bells of ireland, candytuft,carnation, centaurea, chrysanthemum, cinerariam, dahlia, dianthus, geranium, gerbera, gypsophila, impatiens, larkspur, lathyrus, nasturtium, nicotiana, pansy, petunia, phlox, rudbeckia, salpiglossis, salvia, statice, snow-on-the-mountain, spider flower/cleome, star-of-the-veldt, stock, sweet william, verbena and viola. 

February
Acrolinium, ageratum, alyssum, antirrhinum, aster, aubrieta, baby blue eyes, bachelorís buttons, birdís eyes, blanket flower, begonia, bells of ireland,calendula, candytuft, carnation, centaurea, chrysanthemum, cineraria,coreopsis, dahlia, africa daisy, dianthus, forget-me-not, geranium, gerbera,globe amaranth, globe gilia, godetia, gypsophila, hollyhock, impatiens,larkspur, lathyrus, marigold (African), marigold (French), nasturatium, nicotiana, pansy, petunia, phlox, phlox (annual), red tassel flower, rose everlasting, rudbeckia, salpiglossis, salvia, scabiosa, statice, snow-on-the-mountain, spider flower (cleome), star-of-the-veldt, stock, sweet pea, sweet william, verbena and viola

March/April
Acrolinium, ageratum, alyssum, antirrhinum, aster, aubrietia, baby blue eyes, bachelorís buttons, birdís eyes, blanket flower, begonia, bells of Ireland, calendula, candytuft, carnation, centaurea, chrysanthemum, cineraria, coreopsis, dahlia, African daisy, dianthus, forget-me-not, geranium, gerbera, globe amaranth, globe gilia, godeita, gypsophila, hollyhock, impatiens, larkspur, lathyrus, marigold (African), marigold (French), nasturtium, nicotiana, pansy, petunia, phlox, phlox (annual), red tassel flower,rose everlasting, rudbeckia, salipiglossis, salvia, scabiosa, statice, snow-on-the-mountain, spider flower (cleome), star-of-the-veldt, stock, sweet pea,sweet William, verbena and viola.

May
Amaranthus, balsam, calendula, celosia, coreopsis, cosmos, gaillardia, gazania, globe amaranth, hollyhock, marigold, portulaca, rudbeckia, vinca and zinnia 

June
Amaranthus, balsam, calendula, celosia, coreopsis, cosmos, gaillardia, gazania, globe amaranth, hollyhock, marigold, portulaca, rudbeckia, vinca and zinnia 

July
Celosia, cosmos, gazania, globe amaranth, impatiens, marigold, salvia, snow-on-the-mountain, vinca and zinnia 

August
Celosia, cosmos, gazania, globe amaranth, impatiens, marigold, salvia, snow-on-the-mountain, vinca and zinnia 

September
Celosia, cosmos, gazania, globe amaranth, impatiens, marigold, salvia, snow-on-the-mountain, vinca and zinnia. 

October
Ageratum, antirrhinum, aster, aubrieta, begonia, bells of Ireland, candy-tuft, carnation, centaurea, chrysanthemum, cineraria, dahlia, dianthus, geranium, gerbera, gypsophila, impatiens, larkspur, lathyrus, nasturtium, nicotiana, pansy, petunia, phlox, rudbeckia, salipiglossis, salvia, statice, snow-on-the-mountain, spider flower/cleome, star-of-the-veldt, stock, sweet William, verbena and viola.  

November
Ageratum, antirrhinum (snapdragon), aster, aubrieta, begonia, bells of Ireland, candytuft, carnation, centuarea, chrysanthemum, cineraria, dahlia,dianthus, geranium, gerbera, gypsophila, impatiens, larkspur, lathyrus, nasturtium, nicotiana, pansy, petunia, phlox, rudbeckia, salipiglossis, salvia, statice, snow-on-the-mountain, spider flower/cleome, star-of-the-veldt, stock, sweet William, verbena and viola 

December
Ageratum, antirrhinum (snapdragon), aster, aubrieta, begonia, bells of ireland, candytuft, carnation, centaurea, chrysanthemum, cineraria, dahlia,dianthus, geranium, gerbera, gypsophila, impatiens, larkspur, lathyrus, nasturtium, nicotiana, pansy, petunia, phlox, rudbeckia, salpiglossis, salvia, statice, snow-on-the-mountain, spider flower/cleome, star-of-the-veldt, stock, sweet william, verbena and viola.

 

       For helpful information on Bermuda's plants and flowers visit the Envirotalk series on www.gov.bm, Ministry of Environment, Planning & Infrastructure Strategy

Companion Planting

In the following listing, companions refer to those vegetables that, when planted together, are mutually beneficial. Allies are the herbs and flowers that provide protection or improve the growth of certain vegetables. Enemies are other vegetables, herbs and flowers that can cause detrimental effects when planted near certain vegetables.

This listing explains in detail the exact effects of the allies and enemies, and names the companions.

ASPARAGUS

Companions: Basil, parsley, tomato.

 

Ally: Pot marigold deters beetles.

BEANS

Companions: Beet (to bush beans only), cabbage family, carrot, celery, chard, corn, cucumber, eggplant, pea, potatoes, radish, strawberry.

Enemies: Garlic, onion and shallot stunt the growth of beans.

 

Allies: Marigold deters Mexican bean beetles.
Nasturtium and rosemary deter bean beetles.
Summer savory deters bean beetles, improves growth and flavor.

BEETS

Companions: Bush beans, cabbage family, lettuce, onion

Ally: Garlic improves growth and flavor.

 

Enemies: Pole beans and beets stunt each other's growth.

CABBAGE FAMILY
(Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, kale and kohlrabi)

Companions: Beet, celery, chard, cucumber, lettuce, onion, potato, spinach.

Allies: Chamomile and garlic improve growth and flavor.
Catnip, hyssop, rosemary and sage deter cabbage moth.
Dill improves growth and health.
Mint deters cabbage moth and ants, improves health and flavor.

 

Nasturtium deters bugs, beetles, aphids.
Southernwood deters cabbage moth, improves growth and flavor.
Tansy deters cabbageworm and cutworm.
Thyme deters cabbageworm.

Enemies: Kohlrabi and tomato stunt each other's growth.

CARROTS

Companions: Bean, lettuce, onion, pea, pepper, radish, tomato

 

Allies: Chives improve growth and flavor.
Rosemary and sage deter carrot fly.

Enemy: Dill retards growth.

CELERY

Companions: Bean, cabbage family and tomato

 

Allies: Chives and garlic deter aphids.
Nasturtium deters bugs and aphids.

CHARD

Companions: Bean, cabbage family and onion

   

CORN

Companions: Bean, cucumber, melon, parsley, pea, potato, pumpkin, squash

Enemies: Tomatoes and corn are attacked by the same worm.

 

Allies: Odorless marigold and white geranium deter Japanese beetles. 
Pigweed raises nutrients from the subsoil to where the corn can reach them.

CUCUMBER

Companions: Bean, cabbage family, corn, pea, radish, tomato

Enemy: Sage is generally injurious to cucumber.

 

Allies: Marigold deters beetles.
Nasturtium deters aphids, beetles and bugs, improves growth and flavor.
Oregano deters pests in general.
Tansy deters ants, beetles, bugs, flying insects.

EGGPLANT

Companions: Bean, pepper

 

Allies: Marigold deters nematodes.

LETTUCE

Companions: Beet, cabbage family, carrot, onion, radish, strawberry

 

Allies: Chives and garlic deter aphids.

MELONS

Companions: Corn, pumpkin, radish, squash

 

Allies: Marigold deters beetles.
Nasturtium deters bugs and beetles.
Oregano provides general pest protection

ONlONS

Companions: Beet, cabbage family, carrot, chard, lettuce, pepper, strawberry, tomato

Enemies: Onions stunt bean, pea.

 

Allies: Chamomile and summer savory improve growth and flavor.
Pigweed raises nutrients from subsoil and makes them available to the onions.
Sow thistle improves growth and health.

PARSLEY

Companions: Asparagus, corn, tomato

   

PEAS

Companions: Bean, carrot, corn, cucumber, radish, turnip

 

Allies: Chives deter aphids.
Mint improves health and flavor.

Enemies: Garlic and onion stunt the growth of peas.

PEPPERS

Companions: Carrot, eggplant, onion and tomato

   

POTATOES

Companions: Beans, cabbage family, corn, eggplant, pea

Enemies: Tomatoes and potatoes are attacked by the same blight.

 

Allies: Horseradish, planted at the corners of the potato patch, provides general protection.
Marigold deters beetles.

PUMPKINS

Companions: Corn, melon, squash

 

Allies: Marigold deters beetles.
Nasturtium deters bugs, beetles.
Oregano provides general pest protection.

RADISHES

Companions: Bean, carrot, cucumber, lettuce, melon, pea

 

Allies: Chervil and nasturtium improve growth and flavor.

Enemy: Hyssop

SPINACH

Companions: Cabbage family, strawberry

   

SQUASH

Companions: Corn, melon, pumpkin

Allies: Borage deters worms, improves growth and flavor.

 

Marigold deters beetles.
Nasturtium deters squash bugs and beetles.
Oregano provides general pest protection.

STRAWBERRY

Companions: Bean, lettuce, onion, spinach, thyme

Enemy: Cabbage

 

Allies: Borage strengthens resistance to insects and disease.
Thyme, as a border, deters worms.

TOMATOES

Companions: Asparagus, carrot, celery, cucumber, onion, parsley, pepper

Enemies: Corn and tomato are attacked by the same worm.
Mature dill retards tomato growth.
Kohlrabi stunts tomato growth.
Potatoes and tomatoes are attacked by the same blight.

 

Allies: Basil repels flies and mosquitoes, improves growth and flavor.
Bee balm, chives and mint improve health and flavor.
Borage deters tomato worm, improves growth and flavor.
Dill, until mature, improves growth and health. Once mature, it stunts tomato growth.
Marigold deters nematodes.
Pot marigold deters tomato worm and general garden pests,

TURNIPS

Companion: Pea

   


With thanks to Cass County Extension

Todd Weinmann, Extension Horticulturist & Master Gardener Coordinator

Phone: (701) 241-5707

E-mail: todd.weinmann@ndsu.edu

 


And last but not least, a wonderful website for identifying plants: www.plantipedia.com