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Vegetable Garden Planning - Companion Planting

When planning your vegetable garden, it is beneficial to do some research about companion vegetable planting as it will help you grow a healthy vegetable garden. Companion plants are neighboring plants which benefit by providing each other with additional beneficial nutrients to help each other flourish. Be careful, however, as some neighboring plants have the opposite effect on each other. Before you start planting your garden, it is important to learn what plants should and should not be neighbors in your vegetable garden.

One plant all vegetable gardens can benefit from is the marigold. These flowers are known to not only help vegetables flourish, but their strong scented flowers repel insects and their roots prevent weeds from growing and kill harmful parasitic worms that are known to destroy vegetables.

Peas and beans are good companions for any vegetable garden as they provide the soil with nitrogen for neighboring plants to use. Please refer to the chart below for more recommendations.

CROP COMPANIONS INCOMPATIBLE
Asparagus Tomato, Parsley, Basil  
Beans Most Vegetables & Herbs  
Beans, Bush Potato, Cucumber, Corn, Strawberry, Celery, Summer Savory Onion
Beans, Pole Corn, Summer Savory, Radish Onion, Beets, Kohlrabi, Sunflower
Cabbage Family Herbs, Celery, Beets, Onion Family, Chamomile, Spinach, Chard Dill, Strawberries, Pole Beans, Tomato
Carrots English Pea, Lettuce, Rosemary, Onion Family, Sage, Tomato Dill
Celery Onion & Cabbage Families, Tomato, Bush Beans, Nasturtium  
Corn Potato, Beans, English Pea, Pumpkin, Cucumber, Squash Tomato
Cucumber Beans, Corn, English Pea, Sunflowers, Radish Potato, Aromatic Herbs
Eggplant Beans, Marigold  
Lettuce Carrot, Radish, Strawberry, Cucumber  
Onion Family Beets, Carrot, Lettuce, Cabbage Family, Summer Savory Beans, English Peas
Parsley Tomato, Asparagus  
Pea, English Carrots, Radish, Turnip, Cucumber, Corn, Beans Onion Family, Gladiolus, Potato
Potato, Irish Beans, Corn, Cabbage Family, Marigolds, Horseradish Pumpkin, Squash, Tomato, Cucumber, Sunflower
Pumpkins Corn, Marigold Potato
Radish English Pea, Nasturtium, Lettuce, Cucumber Hyssop
Spinach Strawberry, Faba Bean  
Squash Nasturtium, Corn, Marigold Potato
Tomato Onion Family, Nasturtium, Marigold, Asparagus, Carrot, Parsley, Cucumber Potato, Fennel, Cabbage Family
Turnip English Pea Potato

 

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