Companion Planting in the Vegetable Garden
Posted May 12, 2021
- Basil: Tomatoes (improves growth and flavor)
- Bean: Potatoes, carrots, cucumber, summer savory
- Beets: Onions, kohlrabi
- Borage: Tomatoes (improves flavor & growth, deters tomato worm, attracts bees) squash, strawberries
- Carrots: Peas, lettuce, chives, onions, leeks, rosemary, sage, tomatoes
- Chive: Radishes
- Chervil: Radishes (improves growth & flavor)
- Dill: Cabbage (improves growth & health), carrots
- Flax: Carrots & potatoes
- Fennel: Most plants seem to dislike it.
- Garlic: Roses & raspberries (deters Japanese beetle), plant liberally throughout garden to deter pests
- Horseradish: Potatoes (deters potato beetle)
- Hyssop: Cabbage (deters cabbage moths) grapes
- Lemon Balm: Here and there in the garden
- Marigold: Keeps soil free of nematodes, discourages many insects. Plant freely in the garden.
- Pea: Squash
- Petunia: Protects beans, beneficial throughout the garden
- Nasturtium: Deters aphids
- Rosemary: Carrots, beans, cabbage, sage
- Summer Savory: Beans, onions, deters bean beetles
- Tansy: Plant under fruit trees, deters ants squash bugs
- Thyme: Plant throughout the garden
- Wormwood: As a border, keeps animals out of the garden
- Yarrow: Plant along borders, near paths, enhances essential oils in production of herbs.
Not only do these plants improve the growing, flavor and overall health, they also give your garden interest and character. Don’t forget to add to your garden journal which plants thrived and which, not so much.
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