Companion plants are great partners in home gardens. Companion plants help each other to grow or ward off insects. As a result, you will have healthier, more productive plants. Try companion gardening in your garden this season!
Companion planting or companion gardening is the practice of planting two different plants in close proximity to each other on the theory that they help each other in some way. Some plants complement each other, giving off by-products that the other plant needs. Those by-products are chemicals and micro-nutrients. Other beneficial plants provide some protection against insects and planting a few of them near the desired plant will keep the insects away.
Partners best with tomatoes, pumpkins, squash, cucumbers, and a variety of plants.
Benefits: Attracts bees and other pollinators. Deters tomato hornworm
Partners best with peppers, tomatoes, marigold
Benefits: Keeps flies and mosquitos away
Partners best with roses, tomatoes, and a wide variety of flowers and vegetables.
Benefits: Wards off aphids and other insects and pests.
Partners best with cabbage and Broccoli
Benefits: Deters cabbage moths
Partners best with a wide variety of flowers and vegetables.
Benefits: Wards off insects. They are also used in Organic Insect sprays.
Partners best with pumpkins, squash, and a wide variety of vegetables.
Benefits: Deters cucumber beetles, squash bugs, aphids, and more. And they are edible!
Partners best with cabbage and broccoli
Benefits: Deters cabbage moths and other pests
Partners best with carrots
Benefits: Wards off carrot fly
Partners best with pole beans, cucumbers and other vining crops
Benefits: Allows plants to grow up the sunflower for healthier growth and cleaner vegetables. Grow plants in smaller space, too.
Partners best with cabbage
Benefits: Deters cabbage worm
Partners best with peas, pole beans, vining crops.
Benefits: Makes a great pole for vining crops to grow up, while producing ears of corn, too.