Gardening

Gardening

I love gardening and do it every year. In your vegetable garden you can use companion planting to help your garden grow beautifully. Champion planting is planting your crops next to a companion crop that will in some way benefit one another or enhance one another's performance, condition as well as production. Often times when using this method of gardening you have many additional benefits. There are many reasons to be excited about companion planting, water and soil conservation, food production, and all natural pest control. I will just touch on a few reasons here.

Companion planting has been around for many many years it has always been of particular interest to me because I am a minimalist gardener at heart. I like to recycle & conserve when and where I can. Not only is conserving and recycling practical it is also very cost efficient. So with out further adieu here is a list of plants and their companions. I will keep adding to this list as I find more information on companions and new plants of interest. Feel free to leave me a comment or suggestion as many gardeners know and understand experience is most defineately the very best teacher.

Plants & their companions


Asparagus
Tomato, Parsley, Basil, Marigold
Repel: Mosquitoes, flies horn worms

Basil
Asparagus, Parsley, Apricot, Cabbage, Leek, Bean,Tomato

Repels: Mosquitoes, Horn worm, Aphid, Fruit-fly, White-fly and House Fly


Beets
Bush Beans, Cabbage, Lettuce, Onions, kohlrabi

Bee Balm
Tomatoes

Barrage
Tomatoes, Squash, Strawberries
Repels: tomato worm

Broccoli
Herbs, Onions, Basil, Cucumber, Dill, Garlic, Hyssop, Marigold, Basil, Beans, Mint, Nasturtium, Potato, Radish, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Tomato

Bush Beans
Irish Potato, Cucumber, Corn, Strawberry, Celery, Summer Savory

Beans Carrots, Cauliflower, Cucumbers, Cabbages, Celeriac, Beets including Beetroot, Borage, Lettuce, Peas, Parsley, Summer Savory

Cabbage Family
Celery, Beets, Onion Family, Spinach, Chard, dill, Chamomile, Sage, Thyme, Mint, Pennyroyal, Rosemary, Lavender, Beets, Onions

Carrots
Radishes, Lettuce, Rosemary, Onion Family, Sage, Tomato, Peas, Chives, Onions, Leeks, Rosemary, Sage,

Catnip
Repels:
flea beetles

Celery
Onion, Cabbage Families, Tomato, Bush Beans, Nasturtium, Leeks, cauliflower,

Chervil
Radish

Chamomile cabbage and onions. Attracts hoverflies and wasps.

Chives
Carrots, Roses
Repels: Aphids, Mites, Nematodes

Corn
Irish Potato, Beans, Pumpkins, Cucumber, Squash, Melons, Peas

Cucumbers
Cabbage, Corn, Lettuce, Marigolds, Onions, Radishes, Sunflowers

Daisy Attracts beneficial insects.


Dead Nettle
Potatoes
Repels: Potato Bugs

Dill
Cabbage, Lettuce, Corn, Cucumber, Carrots
Repels: Aphids, Mites


Eggplant
Beans, Marigold, garlic, peas, spinach, tarragon, thyme


Garlic
Roses, Raspberries, Collard,
Repels: Japanese Beetles, Aphids, Mosquito Larvae, Caterpillars, Borers, Mites


Geranium

cabbage, corn, grapes, roses

repels: cabbage worm, Japanese beetles,

Grapes

horseradish, Hyssop

Hyssop
Cabbage, Grapes
Repels: cabbage moths


Horseradish Potatoes
Repels:
potato beetle
discourage: curculios Plum Trees

Kale

basil, beans, dill, garlic, hyssop, lettuce marigold, mint, onion, radish rosemary, sage, thyme, tomato

Lamb's Quarter
Corn

Lettuce
Carrots, Radish, Strawberry, Cucumber


Leek Onions,
celery, carrots


Lemon Balm
Tomatoes
Attracts: beneficial Bugs

Marigold
Most Plants, Especially Tomatoes,
Repels:Nematodes, White flies, Mexican Bean Beetles, Tomato Horn worms


Marjoram
all vegetables

 

Mint
Cabbage, Tomatoes
Repels: Cabbage Moths, Aphids, Ants, Flea Beetles

Nasturtiums
Cabbage, Radishes, Tomatoes, Cucumbers
Repels:Aphids, Pumpkin Beetles, Squash Beetles, Cabbage Moths, Potato Beetles, Whiteflies


Tomato
Bee Balm, Onion Family, Nasturtium, Marigold, Asparagus, Carrots, Parsley, Cucumber, Basil, Sage

Turnip
Aromatic Herbs, Celery, Beets, Onion Family, Chamomile, Spinach, Chard

Onion Family
Beets, Carrots, Lettuce, Cabbage Family, Summer Savory
Repels: Borers, Mites, Slugs, Cutworms

Parsley
Tomato, Asparagus

Peas
Beans, Carrots, Corn, Cucumbers, Radishes, Turnips

Peppers
Basil, Marjoram, Oregano, Carrots, Tomatoes

Petunia
Beans
Repels:
Aphids, Leaf hoppers, Mexican Bean Beetles


Pole Beans
Corn, Summer Savory, Radish, Beets, Cucumbers, Rosemary


Potato Irish
Beans, Corn, Cabbage Family, Marigolds, Horseradish

Pumpkins
Beans, Corn, Marigold

Radish
Carrots, Nasturtium, Lettuce, Cucumber, Peas

Rosemary
Beans, Cabbage, Carrots, Sage
Repels: Carrot Flies, Cabbage Moths, Mexican Bean Beetles


Rue
Rose, Raspberry
Repels: Japanese Beetles


Sage
Cabbage, Carrots, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Rosemary
Repels: Cabbage Moths, Flea Beetles, Slugs


Spinach
Strawberry, Beans, Corn, Cucumber, Cabbage

Squash
Nasturtium, Corn, Marigold, Cucumbers

Thyme

Cabbage
Repels: Cabbage Worms

Turnip

Peas, Beans, Chives


Watermelon

Corn, Pumpkin

Zucchini

Lettuce, Peppermint, Peppers, Corn, Silver Beet, Spinach, Squash, Tomato, Parsley

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Renata Constancio Cortez  7 years ago

Dear all

I would like to buy cucumbers and asparargus in conserve

Do you have ?

Best regards


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Envoy 7 years ago from USA Author

Where are you located?

I love cucumbers :)

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