Companion Planting in a Small Productive Urban Garden video by Sustainable Gardening Australia

Here is my second video produced by Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA) where I discuss Companion Planting in a Small Productive Urban Garden!

You can also find the video with a description on the SGA site here

The video has plenty more great professional footage of my garden, and you’ll see and hear about many key companion plants growing in my garden too!

For more information on companion planting, please see my Companion Planting Article and Companion Planting Table


  1. Love your garden and I am longing to create one myself. I just made a start with a garden in a piece of land in the middle of Brazil (subtropical with arid season). There are plenty snakes (coral and rattle). Therefore I thought it might be safer to work according to the ‘Back to the garden of Eden’ concept of Paul Gautschi, in order to be able to see the snakes on the woodchips.
    Since your garden is in Australia, I’m curious to know how you are dealing with this danger in a garden wherein one barely can see the ground…
    Happy and safe harvesting!


    1. Thanks for your comments! 🙂
      It is important to design your garden to best suit your needs. You don’t have to use companion plants as a living mulch like I do, you can use strategically planted companion plants here and there to attract beneficial insects, repel pests, divert pests away from plants you want to protect, prevent pests from finding your plants, protect plants from diseases and improve the health and vigour of your plants.

      Even though Australia has some of the most poisonous snakes in the world, and we have more venomous than non-venomous snakes, luckily we don’t have snakes in the cities and urban areas, so we’re safe here. When you head out to rural areas or places where there’s wild nature, bushland, farms or near creeks and rivers (even the ones in urban areas), you will get lots of snakes. If you have coral snakes and rattlesnakes where you live, they’re quite deadly snakes that you don’t want to accidentally step on so leave space between plants to minimise hiding spots for them, and mulch with woodchips so you can spot them easily for safety’s sake.

      Gardening is meant to be relaxing, it’s a lot easier to relax when you know there aren’t dangerous snakes in the garden!


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