Lake County Master Gardener Phyllis C. Harbor explains why some plants thrive when grown together. Then she recommends friends (and foes) that can improve (or undermine) your vegetable garden. What will encourage and protect your tomatoes, green beans, carrot, and peppers?

Hint: Get some nasturtium and marigolds.

You can visit our YouTube channel for more gardening and horticulture programs.

The Meet Us in the Garden series continues on Saturday, June 3, with a talk about honeybees.

Two more tips for any gardeners out there:

  1. Did you know that you can get free veggie, flower, and herb seeds from our Seed Library? Check out our collection  the next time you visit our Main Branch. Borrow up to 15 packets of seeds per season.
  2. You should also check out the special collection from Holden Forests & Gardens’ Corning Library available at our Main Branch. In addition to a gorgeous arboretum in Kirtland, Holden also has a spectacular collection of gardening, horticulture, environmental and botany books at Corning Library within its arboretum. Dozens of Corning Library’s books are now available to borrow at our Main Branch. Thanks to a partnership between libraries, you can use your cards to check out books from this special collection. Our typical lending rules apply.