Best Companion Plants for Peppers

Orange bell pepper being harvested by the hand of a young woman.

Gardeners Guide to companion planting with Peppers. Good candidates to companion plant with peppers include Corn, Onions, garlic and Alliums, Marigolds, Carrots, Parsnips, Beans. Bad candidates to companion plant with peppers include cabbage and cabbage family plants, fennel Onions Intercropping of Alliums, in particular Onions and Garlic has been demonstrated to have substantial impact on … Read more

Garlic Companion Planting Guide

Garlic is an awesome companion plant, it accumulates sulfur, a naturally occurring fungicide which will help in the garden with disease prevention. Garlic also is helpful in pest suppression, it discourages aphids, flea beetle, Japanese beetle, fungus gnats, codling moths, cabbage loopers, ants, snails and spider mites as well as vampires and members of the … Read more

Dill Companion Plants: What to Plant with Dill?

Young, bright green dill plant in the foreground with curly kale and garlic sprouts in the background.

Companion Planting is the placement of various crops in close physical proximity to one another so as to symbiotically compliment each others health, vigor, growth and the flavor of their produce. It also naturally involves separating plants whose development is antagonistic to each other. It is believed , but not proven, that young dill actually … Read more

Tomato Companion Plants

Companion Planting is not only the placement of mutually beneficial crops in close physical proximity but also naturally involves separating plants whose development is antagonistic to each other. A plant that attracts a certain class of insect pest, fungal or microbial pathogen should not be placed near another plant that is adversely effected by the same … Read more

The Best Companion Plants for Strawberries

Ripe red and unripe green strawberries on a plant.

“Companion Planting is the growing together of all those elements and beings that encourage life and growth; the creation of a microcosm that includes vegetables, fruits, trees, bushes, wheat, flowers, weeds, birds, soil, microorganisms, water, nutrients, insects, toads, spiders, and chickens.” – John Jeavons, How to Grow More Vegetables Than You Ever Thought Possible Crops That Benefit … Read more

How to Use Chives as Companion Plants

Purple flowering chive plants in foreground and bean trellis in the background.

Chives are highly beneficial to other plants in your vegetable garden. Their aesthetically appealing flowers attract pollinating insects while the sulfur based oils that flow through the plant act as a repellant to many harmful insects. When planted near carrot and related root crops it has been proven to result in larger and longer carrot … Read more

Oregano Companion Planting Guide

Oregano growing in a kitchen garden.

Strange thing about Oregano is that is one plant that does not have any known antagonstic relationship with other plants. It is beneficial to most plants as it provides general pest suppression. It also increases humidity if allowed to spread amongst crops. It is a short plant that can planted among and even under most … Read more

Pest Control with Companion Planting

Marigold plants grown in a veggie garden as a trap crop.

Your Garden is a small part of a complex interactive mechanism. In an idealistic scheme of nature, all elements interact which one-another in a symbiotic fashion, the existence and actions of one member of the chain, such a the aphid that is sucking on your tomato plants, will ultimately and idealistically benefit the whole scheme … Read more

Pea Companion Plants

Best Companions Squash, Lettuce Carrots “Companion Planting is the growing together of all those elements and beings that encourage life and growth; the creation of a microcosm that includes vegetables, fruits, trees, bushes, wheat, flowers, weeds, birds, soil, microorganisms, water, nutrients, insects, toads, spiders, and chickens.” – John Jeavons, How to Grow More Vegetables Than You Ever … Read more

The Best Companion Plants for Potatoes

Potato and onion plants growing together as companions.

Solanum tuberosum     Full Sun      Soil pH: 4.5 – 6.0 Companion Planting is the growing together of all those elements and beings that encourage life and growth; the creation of a microcosm that includes vegetables, fruits, trees, bushes, wheat, flowers, weeds, birds, soil, microorganisms, water, nutrients, insects, toads, spiders, and chickens.” – John Jeavons, How to … Read more