Pumpkins Companion Plants – Inter-Planting

Cucurbita maxima    Full Sun     Soil pH: 6.0 to 7.5    Best Companions: Corn and Beans Intercropping Pumpkin “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, … Read more

Horseradish Companion Planting Guide

Freshly harvested horseradish roots with leaves.

Horseradish root contains an oil similar to mustard oil called isothiocyanate. Present in some other plants in lower concentrations it exhibits mild antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. While the amount present in its natural form only helps to curtail fungal and microbial activity, it doesn’t prevent it – it does serve well as a companion plant … Read more

Best Companion Plants for Leeks

Gardener harvesting leeks.

For the purpose of companion planting, leeks should generally be treated like onions. They have very few natural enemies, the leek moth being one of the few. They should be considered as a candidate for companion planting more for their protective qualities. Companion Planting is the placement of various crops in close physical proximity to one … Read more

8 Best Eggplant Companion Plants for Your Garden

Harvested eggplants and tomatoes in a clay bowl.

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. Eggplant grows well with beans – all types of beans – bush, … Read more

Introduction to Companion Planting for Vegetable and Fruit Gardens

Rows of cabbage and spring onions growing in plant companionship to avoid snails.

Companion planting is the placement of various crops in close physical proximity to one another so as to symbiotically compliment each others progress. One traditional practice was interplanting corn and pole beans. The cornstalk would serve as a trellis for the beans. The beans fixed Nitrogen for the corn. The squash serves as a living … Read more

Best Companion Plants for Corn

Shucked sweet corn cobs in a gardener's hand.

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. A plant that attracts a certain class of insect pest, fungal or … Read more

Best Companion Plants for Beets

Freshly harvested beets from the garden, in a wooden box.

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. Beets are known for adding minerals to the soil. The leaves are … Read more

The Best Companion Plants for Cucumbers

Dill and cucumbers growing together in a small hoop house.

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. Aromatic Herbs- -The strong aroma and flavor of these herbs may be helpful … Read more

Carrot Companion Plants: What Pairs Well With Carrots?

Beets, onions, and carrot plants growing in a home vegetable garden.

Companion Planting is the placement of various crops in close physical proximity to one another so as to symbiotically compliment each other. Naturally, it also involves separating plants whose development is antagonistic to each other. Dill – It is believed , but not proven, that young dill actually enhances plant vigor of its neighbors and mature Dill … Read more

Do Sunflowers Make Cucumbers Sweeter?

Do sunflowers help cucumbers taste sweeter? Some gardeners say that planting sunflowers near cucumber plants makes their cucumbers taste sweeter. There isn’t any scientific proof that this works, but it’s worth a try if you’re looking for a way to make your cucumbers taste even better! Read on to find more info on this old tradition.