Purslane "Type: Broadleaf annual Size: To 6 inches tall and 2 feet wide Where it grows: Dry, sunny landscape and garden areas Appearance: Groundcover with fleshy, dark green leaves and small yellow flowers at the ends of the stems. Control: Mulch to prevent it or use a pre-emergence herbicide in the spring; pull plants by hand or spot-treat with a non-selective post-emergence herbicide."
Companion Planting ...nasturtium's vining stems make them a great companion rambling among the cucumbers and squash, suggests Sally Jean Cunningham, master gardener and author of Great Garden Companions. Nasturtiums "are reputed to repel cucumber beetles, but I depend on them more as habitat for predatory insects," such as spiders and ground beetles.
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