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About Companion Gardening with Companion Plants

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.

Companion Plants Partner Up for Better Growth


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.

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