Companions And Effects

Asparagus Tomatoes, parsley, basil

Basil Tomatoes (improves growth and flavor); said to dislike rue; repels flies and mosquitoes

Beans Potatoes, carrots, cucumbers, cauliflower, cabbage, summer savory, most other vegetables and herbs; around house plants when set outside

Beans (bush) Sunflowers (beans like partial shade, sunflowers attract birds and bees), cucumbers (combination of heavy and light feeders), potatoes, corn, celery, summer savory

Beets Onions, kohlrabi

Borage Tomatoes (attracts bees, deters tomato worm, improves growth and flavor), squash, strawberries

Cabbage Family Potatoes, celery, dill, chamomile, sage, thyme, mint, pennyroyal, rosemary, lavender, beets, onions. Aromatic plants deter cabbage worms

Carrots Peas, lettuce, chives, onions, leeks, rosemary, sage, tomatoes

Catnip Plant in borders; protects against flea beetles

Celery Leeks, tomatoes, bush beans, cauliflower, cabbage

Chamomile Cabbage, onions

Chervil Radishes (improves growth and flavor)

Chives Carrots; plant around base of fruit trees to discourage insects from climbing trunk

Corn Potatoes, peas, beans, cucumbers, pumpkin, squash

Cucumbers Beans, corn, peas, radishes, sunflowers

Dill Cabbage (improves growth and health), carrots

Eggplant Beans

Fennel Most plants are supposed to dislike it

Flax Carrots, potatoes

Garlic Roses and raspberries (deters Japanese beetle); with herbs to enhance their production of essential oils; plant liberally throughout garden to deter pests

Horseradish Potatoes (deters potato beetles); around plum trees to discourage curculios

Lamb's quarters Nutritious edible weed; allow to grow in modest amounts in the corn

Leek Onions, celery, carrots

Lettuce Carrots and radishes (lettuce, carrots, and radishes make a strong companion team), strawberries, cucumbers

Lovage Plant here and there in garden

Marigolds The workhorse of pest deterrents; keeps soil free of nematodes; discourages many insects; plant freely throughout garden

Marjoram Here and there in garden

Mint Cabbage family; tomatoes; deters cabbage moth

Mole plant Deters moles and mice if planted here and there throughout the garden

Nasturtium Tomatoes, radishes, cabbage, cucumbers; plant under fruit trees. Deters aphids and pests of cucurbits

Onion Beets, strawberries, tomato, lettuce (protects against slugs), beans (protects against ants), summer savory

Parsley Tomato, asparagus

Peas Squash (when squash follows peas up trellis), plus grows well with almost any vegetable; adds nitrogen to the soil

Petunia Protects beans; beneficial throughout garden

Pigweed Brings nutrients to topsoil; beneficial growing with potatoes, onions, and corn; keep well thinned

Potato Horseradish, beans, corn, cabbage, marigold, limas, eggplant (as trap crop for potato beetle)

Pot marigold Helps tomato, but plant throughout garden as deterrent to asparagus beetle, tomato worm, and many other garden pests

Pumpkin Corn

Radish Peas, nasturtium, lettuce, cucumbers; a general aid in repelling insects

Rosemary Carrots, beans, cabbage, sage; deters cabbage moth, bean beetles, and carrot fly

Rue Roses and raspberries; deters Japanese beetle; keep it away from basil

Sage Rosemary, carrots, cabbage, peas, beans; deters some insects

Southernwood Cabbage; plant here and there in garden

Stern-Jansky-Bidlack: I Appendices I 2. Biological Controls I I © The McGraw-Hill

Introductory Plant Biology, Companies, 2003

Ninth Edition

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