Are there some plants that get along better than others?
Believe it or not there are. There are vegetables that compliment each other, herbs that repel pests, and flowers that invite bees to work their magic. We have put together a list of companions (or friends) for 7 of the most popular vegetable crops.
Why is companion planting beneficial?
Companion plants compliment each other and provide a list of benefits. Here are just a few of the benefits from placing plant friends together:
- Deterring pests
- Attracting pollinators
- Provide shade
- Increase soil nutrients
Below is a list of popular veggies and their favorite companions.
As with anything, we can get lost in the details. Healthy soil, adequate water, and sunlight are very important, if not the most important factors to consider. However, to make your plants extra happy, invite their favorite friends to the party. Even though they aren’t on the official list, Zinnias are always welcome guests at a garden party.
* Pro-tip, check out which friends overlap, basil and chives can be companions to more than one plant.