Plants That Say No Go Buddy – Not On My Shift!

Predatory and Companion Plants

The beauty and benefits of companion planting. Techniques to introduce different flowers, plants and herbs with an attitude that can support and improve soil conditions, increase fertility, offer shelter and attract and repel insects simultaneously.


Clover has many benefits to gardeners and their soils too. It is fantastic to attract pollinators and other insects that are great for the garden, and not forgetting that you can also eat clover yourself!

You can use them as ground cover beneath your growing vegetables and enrich the soil before planting for the season as well. After the primary season is finished, plant some more out to grow and die off and then work them into your soils for the winter months. Covering it with a black tarp and the worms have feasts! You allow extra nitrogen to be tunnelled into your ground by the worms performing this free of charge.

But also, clover is an excellent repellent against aphids and wireworms and, if mixed with other ingredients, is reputed to make a pretty good ant deterrent.

Bees, hoverflies, bumblebees, ladybirds, lacewings, and butterflies love clover. You encourage a host of pollinators and healthy predators to your gardens that will take care of the not-so-friendly insects. For example – A genuinely beneficial companionship combination is with clover, and the brassicas like cabbage as the friendly predatory insects will keep the unhealthy visitors off your plants.

Red clover produces a lot of healthy growth and can be cut back during the growing season and allowed to grow again and is an excellent mulch, whilst white clover is a great weed suppressant!

What Are the Best Uses for Clover?

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4 thoughts on “Clover

    1. Thanks Sadje, clover is a wonderful little grower and a great mulcher too. I think Suze and l will be growing it in the raised beds that we don’t plan to use during the spring and early summer months until later in the year and then we will dig it into the beds for the added green manure nutrients too 🙂

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