I had planted the space beside my greenhouse with grapevines set a couple of feet apart in a row. The area between and underneath the vines has since grown in with grass and weeds. I have no plans to keep weeding this bed, nor do we use chemical weed killer. I also don't want to rely on gas fueled weed trimmers to keep the weeds down around my plants. So how do I keep this area weed free for the grapes?
I Googled until I found a list of plants that are companions for grapes. Thyme, oregano, chives and clover were on the list for their insect repelling abilities. I don't need any more clover so that's a no. Of the three remaining suggestions, oregano is the one that I find fills in the fastest and most dense. So in went the oregano. It's also a perennial so won't need replanting year after year.
|Grapes and Greek Oregano|