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What is Companion Planting?
Companion planting is simply planting different garden plant species next to each other, so that one or both of the plants benefits. Intermixing the right combination of garden plants like vegetables, herbs and flowers. Companion Planting can also help repel annoying insects and limit the spread of diseases.

Companion Gardening Planting Guide:
Basil~ Plant near: most garden crops, improves the flavor and growth of garden crops, especially tomatoes and lettuce.

Beans~ Plant near: beets, cabbage, carrots, catnip, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers, marigolds, potatoes, savory, strawberries.

Beets~ Plant near: broccoli, brussels sprouts, bush beans, cabbage, cauliflower, chard, kohlrabi, onions.

Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts~ Plant near: beets, buckwheat, calendula, carrots, chamomile, dill, hyssop, marigolds, mints, nasturtiums, onions, rosemary, sage, thyme.

Cabbage and Cauliflower~ Plant near: broccoli, brussels sprouts, celery, chard, spinach, tomatoes.

Carrots~ Plant near: cabbage, chives, early potatoes, leeks, lettuce, onions, peas, radishes, rosemary, sage.

Chives~ Plant near: apples, berries, carrots, grapes, peas, roses, tomatoes.

Cucumbers~ Plant near: beans, cabbage, corn, early potatoes, radishes, sunflowers.

Dill~ Plant near: broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumber, lettuce, onions.

Eggplant~ Plant near: green beans, peppers, potatoes, tomatoes.

Garlic~ Plant near: cabbage, fruit trees, roses, tomatoes.

Kale~ Plant near: aromatic herbs, cabbage family, marigolds, nasturtiums.

Kohlrabi~ Plant near: cabbage/cauliflower companions (except tomatoes)

Lettuce~ Plant near: beets, carrots, radishes, strawberries.

Marigolds~ Plant near: all garden crops.

Marjoram~ Plant near: all garden crops.

Nasturtiums~ Plant near: beans, cabbage family, greenhouse crops, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, squash.

Onions~ Plant near: beets, cabbage family, carrots, chamomile, lettuce, parsnips.

Oregano~ Plant near: all garden crops.

Parsley~ Plant near: corn, roses, tomatoes.

Peas~ Plant near: beans, carrots, corn, cucumbers, early potatoes, radishes, turnips.

Peppers~ Plant near: basil, carrots, eggplant, onions, parsley, tomatoes.

Potatoes~ Plant near: basil, beans, cabbage family, corn, eggplant, flax, hemp, marigolds, peas, squash.

Radishes~ Plant near: chervil, cucumbers, lettuce, melons, peas, nasturtiums, root crops.

Rosemary~ Plant near: beans, cabbage, carrots.

Sage~ Plant near: cabbage family, carrots, tomatoes.

Soybeans~ Plant near: corn, potatoes.

Spinach~ Plant near: celery, cauliflower, eggplant, strawberries.

Strawberries~ Plant near: borage, beans, lettuce, spinach.

Sunflowers~ Plant near: cucumbers.

Swiss Chard~ Plant near: bush beans, kohlrabi, onions.

Tarragon~ Plant near: all garden crops.

Thyme~ Plant near: all garden crops.

Tomatoes~ Plant near: asparagus, basil, cabbage family, carrots, gooseberries, mustard, parsley, onions, rosemary, sage.

Companion planting is not an exact science. Take into account what you like to eat as well as the amount of space and location. The amount of sunlight is also very important for all gardening.



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