Tuesday, 15 March 2016


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Companion Planting Chart

The following is a guideline for companion planting vegetables. Keep in mind that companion planting is not the same for everyone, everywhere; it will require experimentation to find what works best in your area.
AsparagusBasil, Coriander, Dill, Parsley, Carrots, Tomatoes, MarigoldsGarlic, Potatoes, OnionsMarigolds, Parsley, Tomato protect from asparagus beetles
BeansBeets, Brassicas, Carrot, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Cucumber, Celery, Chards, Corn, Eggplant, Peas, PotatoesAlliums (chives, garlic, leeks, onions), Peppers, Tomatoes For Broad Beans: FennelCorn is a natural trellis, and provides shelter for beans. Beans provide nitrogen to soil.
BeetsBrassicas (ie. broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, kohlrabi,turnip), Kholrabi, Garlic, Lettuce, Onion, SagePole and Runner BeansThe beans and beets compete for growth. Composted beet leaves add magnesium to soil when mixed.
BroccoliBasil, Bush Beans, Chamomile, Cucumber, Dill, Garlic, Lettuce, Marigold, Mint, Onion, Potato, Radish, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, TomatoGrapes, Mustard, Oregano, Strawberry, TomatoRosemary repels cabbage fly. Dill attracts wasps for pest control.
Brussels SproutsDill, Potato, ThymeStrawberry, Tomato--
CabbageBeets, Bush Beans, Celery, Chamomile, Dill, Mint, Onion, Potato, Oregano, Rosemary, SageBeans (Pole and Runner), Mustards, Peppers, Strawberry, TomatoCelery, onion and herbs keep pests away. Rosemary repels cabbage fly.
CarrotsBeans (Bush and Pole), Garlic, Lettuce, Onion, Parsley, Peas, Rosemary, TomatoDill, ParsnipBeans provide nitrogen in soil which carrots need. Onion, parsely and rosemary repel the carrot fly
CauliflowerBeans, Celery, Oregano, Peas, TomatoStrawberriesBeans provide the soil with nitrogen, which cauliflower needs.
CeleryBush Beans, Cabbage, Dill, Leeks, Marjoram, TomatoesParsnip, Potato--
ChivesBasil, Carrots, Marigold, Parsley, Parsnip, Strawberries, TomatoBeans--
CornBeans, Cucumbers, Marjoram, Parsnip, Peas, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Squash, ZucchiniTomatoTomato worm and corn earworm like both plants. Beans and peas supply nitrogen.
CucumberBeans, Celery, Corn, Dill, Lettuce, Peas, RadishPotato, Sage, strong aromative herbs, TomatoCucumbers grow poorly around potatoes and sage.
DillCabbage, Corn, Cucumbers, Dill, Fennel, Lettuce, OnionsCilantro, TomatoCross-pollinates with cilantro, ruining both. One only a few plants that grows well with Fennel.
EggplantBeans, Marjoram, Pepper, Potato----
KohlrabiBeets, Lettuce, OnionsStrawberries, Pole Beans, TomatoLettuce repels earth flies.
LeekCarrots, Celery, Lettuce, OnionsBeans, PeasCompanion attributes are the same as garlic, onion, chives (alliums).
LettuceBeans, Beets, Carrots, Corn, Marigold, Onions, Peas, Radish, StrawberriesParsleyMints repel slugs (which feed on lettuce).
MarigoldBrassicas (broccoli, etc), Cucurbits (cucumber, etc), Peppers, Tomato, and most other plants--It is said that you can plant Marigolds throughout the garden, as they repel insects and root-attacking nematodes (worm-like organisms). Be aware they may bother allergy sufferers.
OnionsBeets, Cabbabe, Carrots, Lettuce, Marjoram, Rosemary, Savory, Strawberry, TomatoBeans, PeasRepels aphids, the carrot fly, and other pests.
ParsleyAsparagus, Beans, Radish, Rosemary, TomatoLettuceDraws insects away from tomatoes.
PeasBeans, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Corn, Cucumber, Lettuce, Marjoram, Parsnip, Potato, SageAlliums (Chives, Garlic, Onion, Shallots)--
PotatoBeans, Cabbage, Corn, Eggplant, Horseradish, Marjoram, ParsnipCelery, Cucumber, Pumpkin, Rosemary, Strawberries, TomatoCucumber, tomato and raspberry attract harmful pests to potatoes. Horseradish increases disease resistance.
PumpkinBeans, Corn, RadishPotato--
RadishCabbage, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Lettuce, Marjoram, Parsnip--Radish is often used as a trap crop against some beetles(flea and cucumber).
SageBeans, Cabbage, Carrots, Peas, Rosemary, Strawberries--Repels cabbage fly, some bean parasites.
SpinachBeans, Lettuce, Peas, Strawberries--Natural shade is provided by beans and peas, for spinach.
SquashFruit trees, strawberries--Similar companion traits to pumpkin.
StrawberriesBorage, Bush Beans, CarawayBroccoli, CabbagesThe herb, Borage, is likely the strongest companion.
TomatoesAlliums, Asparagus, Basil, Borage, Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Marigold, PeppersBrassicas, Beets, Corn, Dill, Fennel, Peas, Potatoes, RosemaryGrowing basil about 10 inches from tomatoes increases the yield of the tomato plants.
ZucchiniFlowering herbs (for pollination)----

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