Companion Plants Equals Better Growth

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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

Borage

Partners best with tomatoes, pumpkins, squash, cucumbers, and a variety of plants. 

Benefits: Attracts bees and other pollinators. Deters tomato hornworm

Basil

Partners best with peppers, tomatoes, marigold

Benefits: Keeps flies and mosquitos away

Garlic

Partners best with roses, tomatoes, and a wide variety of flowers and vegetables.

Benefits: Wards off aphids and other insects and pests.

Mint

Partners best with cabbage and Broccoli

Benefits:  Deters cabbage moths

Marigold

Partners best with a wide variety of flowers and vegetables.

Benefits:  Wards off insects. They are also used in Organic Insect sprays.

Nasturtium

Partners best with pumpkins, squash, and a wide variety of vegetables.

Benefits: Deters cucumber beetles, squash bugs, aphids, and more. And they are edible!

Rosemary

Partners best with cabbage and broccoli

Benefits:  Deters cabbage moths and other pests

Sage

Partners best with carrots

Benefits:  Wards off carrot fly

Thyme

Partners best with cabbage

Benefits:  Deters cabbage worm

Corn

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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