The Top 10 Best Companion Plants

Some plants do better when in the company of other plants for a variety of reasons...to repel harmful insects, to attract useful insects, or to enhance the growth rate and flavor of other plants. Companion planting helps bring a balanced eco-system to your garden. Every garden is different with different problems. All problems will not be eliminated, but it is definitely worth experimenting with companion planting. Below are the top 10 plant companion combinations.

  • Tomatoes & Basil
    Both greatly improve the other's growth and flavor. Basil also helps control the tomato hornworm.
  • Garlic & Roses
    Pests, such as aphids, are repelled by the smell of garlic.
  • Horseradish & Potatoes
    Horseradish repels the Colorado potato beetle and blister beetles.
  • Spinach & Strawberries
  • Corn, Beans & Squash - "The Three Sisters"
    A Native American practice passed on to the first settlers. Beans fix nitrogen into the soil, making it available to corn. In turn, corn provides support and shade to the beans and squash.
  • Dill & Cabbage
    Dill improves the growth and health of cabbage.
  • Marigolds & All Plants
    Marigolds keep the soil free of bad nemotodes.
  • Radishes & Squash
    Radishes protect zucchini, cucumbers and squash against squash borers.
  • Corn & Melons
  • Peas & Carrots

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