Interplanting onions and brassicas

Farmer: Ryan Thiessen

Farm: Creek Shore Farm

Region: West

Publish Date: February 6, 2018

Article Type: Research Project

Research Priorities: Disease & Pest Control 

Interplanting is an agroecological approach that optimizes space, light capture, and water and nutrient use. Effective combinations vary by region and system, and Ryan wanted to test different intercropping distances using a paper pot transplanter. Ryan’s goals for interplanting were to optimize growing space and minimize pest pressure without impacting growth of onions or brassicas.