Companion Planting Guide

WHICH PLANTS GROW WELL TOGETHER

Knowing which plants grow well together and which ones don’t will help you grow your best garden.

By using companion planting in your garden you will increase your garden yields and keep garden pests at bay.

After reading this article you will know the trick to growing your best garden by using companion planting.

You’ll learn which plants should be planted together and which ones should be avoided.

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WHAT IS COMPANION PLANTING

Companion planting is a way of arranging your garden plants to increase the growth of the nearby plants.

It improves soil quality and maximizes ground cover in your garden.

BENEFITS OF COMPANION PLANTING

Companion planting has many benefits for your garden. Here are some of them:

Reduces Weed Growth

  • Some crops prevent weeds from growing in your garden by covering the open areas where weeds like to grow.

Increases Nutrients In The Soil

  • Crops with deep roots bring nutrients up to the topsoil for shorter rooted plants to access.
  • Other crops make more nitrogen available for other plants.

Provides Shade

  • Larger plants can provide shade for smaller plants that need more shade.

Adds Supports For Some Plants

  • Corn and other tall plants provide support for lower growing plants.

Controls Garden Pests

  • Some plants attract beneficial insects to your garden and others repel harmful garden pests.

Increases Plant Growth

  • Knowing which plants work well together will prevent the fast growing plants from crowding out the slower growing ones.

COMPANION PLANTING VEGETABLES

Asparagus

  • Plant with: tomatoes, parsley, basil, eggplant
  • Avoid: onion, garlic, potatoes

Beans

  • Plant with: eggplant
  • Avoid: tomatoes, onion, kales

Beets

  • Plant with: mint
  • Avoid: runner beans

Broccoli

  • Plant with: onion, garlic, leeks
  • Avoid: tomatoes, peppers, mustard

Cabbage

  • Plant with: onion, garlic, leeks
  • Avoid: tomatoes, peppers, beans

Carrot

  • Plant with: leeks, beans
  • Avoid: radish

Corn

  • Plant with: legumes, squash, cucumber
  • Avoid: tomatoes, celery

Cucumber

  • Plant with: radishes, beets, carrots
  • Avoid: tomatoes

Eggplant

  • Plant with: marigolds, mint
  • Avoid: runner beans

Leeks

  • Plant with: carrots
  • Avoid: legumes

Lettuce

  • Plant with: radish, carrots
  • Avoid: celery, cabbage, parsley

Melon

  • Plant with: pumpkin, squash
  • Avoid: none

Peppers

  • Plant with: tomatoes
  • Avoid: beans, cabbage, parsley

Onion

  • Plant with: carrots
  • Avoid: peas, beans

Peas

  • Plant with: beans, corn
  • Avoid: onion, garlic

Potato

  • Plant with: horseradish
  • Avoid: tomatoes, cucumber

Tomatoes

  • Plant with: carrots, celery, parsley
  • Avoid: corn, peas, potato, kales

HERB COMPANION PLANTING

Basil

  • Plant with: chamomile, anise
  • Avoid: sage

Chamomile

  • Plant with: basil, cabbage
  • Avoid: other herbs (it will become oily)

Cilantro

  • Plant with: beans, peas
  • Avoid: none

Chives

  • Plant with: carrots
  • Avoid: peas, beans

Dill

  • Plant with: cabbage, cucumber
  • Avoid: tomatoes, carrots

Fennel

  • Plant with: dill
  • Avoid: everything else

Garlic

  • Plant with: cucumber, peas, lettuce
  • Avoid: none

Oregano

  • Plant with: basil, peppers
  • Avoid: none

Peppermint

  • Plant with: broccoli, cabbage
  • Avoid: none

Rosemary

  • Plant with: sage, beans, carrots
  • Avoid: none

Sage

  • Plant with: rosemary, beans
  • Avoid: none

Summer Savory

  • Plant with: onion, green beans
  • Avoid: none

COMPANION PLANTING FLOWERS

Geraniums

  • Plant with: roses, tomatoes
  • Avoid: none

Marigolds

  • Plant with: tomatoes, peppers, most plants
  • Avoid: none

Petunias

  • Plant with: squash, asparagus
  • Avoid: none

Sunflowers

  • Plant with: corn, tomatoes
  • Avoid: none

Tansies

  • Plant with: roses, cucumber, squash
  • Avoid: none

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FINAL THOUGHTS ON COMPANION PLANTING

Using companion planting will increase your garden yields and improve your garden soil.

With a little planning you will have less pest problems and better garden growth.

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