Comprehensive Companion Planting Guide For Every Gardener

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Companion planting is knowing which plants, vegetables, or fruits need to be planted next to each other. It helps with the growth of each plant, repels pests, and improves the flavor. Here is a list of what crop you should put next to each other.

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1. Basil

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Basil plants can be planted near almost any crops but you have to keep it away from rues. This plant can keep mosquitos away and can improve the flavor and the way garden crops grow. It is best planted near tomatoes and lettuce.

2. Beans


Bush beans should be planted near strawberries, potatoes, marigolds, cucumbers, corn, cauliflowers, catnips, carrots, cabbages, and beets. You need to keep it away from shallots, onions, leeks, and garlic. Bush beans when planted beside the above-mentioned plants can repel beetles.

3. Beets

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Beets need to stay away from pole beans, field mustard, and charlock. It is great to be near onions, kohlrabi, chard, cauliflower, cabbage, bush beans, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli.

4. Borage


Borage repels worms when planted near tomatoes, strawberries, and squash. An advantage of companion planting near this crop is it improves the growth and flavor of the plants near it.

5. Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts

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Broccoli and Brussels sprouts should be far from strawberries and near wormwood, thyme, sage, rosemary, onions, mints, marigolds, hyssops, dill, chamomile, carrots, buckwheat, and beets.

6. Cabbage and Cauliflower

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Cabbages and cauliflowers should be kept away from strawberries. This plant, together with cauliflowers, are great planted near tomatoes, spinach, chard, celery, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli.

7. Carrots

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Carrots are great together near wormwood, sage, rosemary, radishes, peas, onions, lettuce, leeks, potatoes, and cabbages. It prevents flies.

8. Chives


Chives are great near tomatoes, roses, peas, grapes, carrots, berries, and apples. It improves the flavor of its companions and keeps beetles away.

9. Corn

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Corn is great near squash, soybeans, pumpkins, peas, melons, potatoes, cucumbers, and beans. It repels bugs.

10. Cucumbers


Cucumbers are great near sunflowers, radishes, potatoes, corn, cabbage, and beans.

11. Dill


Dills are great near onions, lettuce, cucumber, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli.

12. Eggplant


Eggplants should be planted near tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, and green beans. It helps keep Colorado potato beetles away.

13. Garlic


Garlic is great near tomatoes, roses, fruit trees, and cabbage. It prevents late potato blight. It also steers flies, aphids, and moths away.

14. Kale


Kale is great near nasturtiums, marigolds, cabbage, buckwheat, and herbs. It should be kept away from strawberries and pole beans.

15. Kohlrabi


Kohlrabi is great near tomatoes, spinach, chard, celery, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli. It should be planted far from tomatoes, pole beans, and fennel.

16. Lettuce

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Lettuce does not grow well near any of the cabbage family. It should be near radishes and strawberries. It helps tenderize radishes as well.

17. Marigold


Marigold is great planted near all garden crops. It helps keep bugs away from certain crops such as potatoes and squashes. It is great in stimulating vegetable growth.

18. Marjoram


Same as marigolds, marjoram stimulates vegetable growth and is a great companion for all garden crops.

19. Mustard


Mustard is best paired with legumes, grapes, fruit trees, and alfalfa cover crops.

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20. Nasturtiums


Nasturtiums are great near squash, radishes, pumpkins, potatoes, greenhouse crops, cabbages, beans, and apples.

21. Onions


Onions should be kept far from peas and beans but are great near parsnips, lettuce, chamomile, carrots, cabbages, and beets.

22. Oregano

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Oregano is great to deter a number of garden pests and is a perfect companion to all garden crops.

23. Parsley


Parsley is great near tomatoes, corn, and roses.

24. Parsnips


Wormwood and onions keep root maggots away from this crop.

25. Peas


Peas grow well near turnips, radishes, potatoes, cucumbers, corn, carrots, and beans. Keep it away from shallots, onions, and garlic leeks.

26. Peppers


Peppers grow well near tomatoes, parsley, onions, eggplant, carrots, and basil. You need to keep it away from kohlrabi and fennel.

27. Potatoes

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Plant potatoes near squashes, peas, marigolds, hemp, flax, eggplant, corn, cabbage, beans, and basil. Keep it away from apples, birch, cherries, cucumbers, pumpkins, raspberries, sunflowers, tomatoes, and walnuts.

28. Radishes


Radishes grow well near root crops, nasturtiums, peas, melons, lettuce, and cucumbers.

29. Rosemary


Rosemary helps keep beetles away from beans, moths away from cabbages, and keep tomatoes healthy and tasty.

30. Sage


You need to keep sages away from cucumbers and plant it near tomatoes, carrots, and cabbages.

31. Soybeans


Soybeans should be planted near potatoes and corn. It creates healthy soil and prevents weeds from growing.

32. Spinach


A spinach plant must be near strawberries, eggplant, cauliflower, and celery.

33. Strawberries

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Strawberries are not beneficial near cabbages. It is great near spinach, pyrethrum, lettuce, beans, bush, and borage.

34. Sunflowers


Sunflowers can give cucumbers shelter from direct sunlight and must be away from potatoes.

35. Swiss Chard


Swiss chard must be near onions, kohlrabi, and beans and far from pole beans.

36. Tarragon


Tarragons help improve the growth of vegetables and can be near all garden crops.

37. Thyme

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Like most herbs help with the flavor of vegetables near it and can repel moths. It can be planted near all garden crops.

38. Tomatoes


Tomatoes are great near sage, rosemary, onions, parsley, mustard, gooseberries, carrots, cabbage, basil, and asparagus. It must be far from walnuts, potatoes, kohlrabi, and fennel.

39. Turnips


Turnips are great near peas and should be far from mustards.

Watch this video from Alberta Urban Garden Simple Organic and Sustainable to learn more about companion planting:

Companion planting is not tricky. You just need to keep in mind which plants go with perfectly. It has benefits such as healthy growth and keeps pests away. It is a great practice to keep your garden healthy naturally.

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