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COMPANION PLANTING

By: Gary Pfalzbot
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There is a technique in planting gardens and crops that has been around for quite some time, perhaps since man first dug a small hole in the soil, dropped in a few seeds and then covered it over, called companion planting. Companion planting is simple; planting varieties of plants that are helpful to each other and also which can help control various parasites and insects in the planted section. This article is a compilation of the various plant combinations that I have compiled and will continue to add to as my research continues...

PLANT NAME GOOD COMPANIONS BAD COMPANIONS
Asparagus Tomatoes, parsley, basil none listed
Basil Tomatoes (improves growth & flavor); said to dislike rue; repels flies & mosquitoes, Pepper, Marigold none listed
Bean Potatoes, carrots, cucumbers, cauliflower, cabbage, summer savory, most other veggies & herbs none listed
Bean (bush) Sunflowers (beans like partial shade, unless you live up north, sunflowers attract birds & bees for pollination), cucumbers (combination of heavy and light feeders), potatoes, corn, celery, summer savory, Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Celery, Chard, Eggplant, Leek, Lettuce, Parsnip, Pea, Radish, Rosemary, Strawberry, Tansy, Marigold Basil, Fennel, Kohlrabi, Onion
Bee Balm Tomatoes (improves growth & flavor). none listed
Beet Onions, kohlrabi, Bush Beans, Cabbage family, Lettuce, Lima Bean, Radish, Sage Mustard, Pole Bean
Borage Tomatoes (attracts bees, deters tomato worm, improves growth & flavor), squash, strawberries none listed
Cabbage Family (broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, kohlrabi) - Potatoes, celery, dill, chamomile, sage, thyme, mint, pennyroyal, rosemary, lavender, beets, onions; aromatic plants deter cabbage worms none listed
Caraway Loosens soil; plant here and there none listed
Carrot Peas, lettuce, chives, onions, leeks, rosemary, sage, tomatoes none listed
Catnip Plant in borders; protects against flea beetles none listed
Celery Leeks, tomatoes, bush beans, cauliflower, cabbage, almost everything Carrot, Parsley, Parsnip
Chamomile Cabbage, onions none listed
Chervil Radishes (improves growth & flavor). none listed
Chive Plant around base of fruit trees to discourage insects from climbing trunk none listed
Corn Beets, cabbage, cantaloupe, parsely, peas, Potatoes, peas, all beans, cucumbers, pumpkin, squash, tomato
Cucumber Corn, peas, radishes, Bush Beans, Pole Beans, Cabbage family, Dill, Eggplant, Lettuce, Marigold, Nasturtium, Onions, Radish, Tomato, Savory, Sunflower potato, no strong herbs
Dead Nettle Potatoes (deters potato bugs) none listed
Dill Cabbage (improves growth & health), carrots none listed
Eggplant Beans none listed
Fennel Most plants are supposed to dislike it. none listed
Flax Carrots, potatoes none listed
Garlic Roses & raspberries (deters Japanese beetle); with herbs to enhance their production of essential oils; plant liberally throughout garden to deter pests none listed
Horseradish Potatoes (deters potato beetle); around plum trees to discourage curculios none listed
Hyssop Cabbage (deters cabbage moths), grapes Keep away from radishes
Lamb's Quarters Nutritious edible weeds; allow to grow in modest amounts in the corn none listed
Leek Onions, celery, carrots none listed
Lemon Balm Here and there in the garden none listed
Marigold The workhorse of pest deterrents; keeps soil free of nematodes; discourages many insects; plant freely throughout the garden. none listed
Marjoram Here and there in the garden none listed
Mint Cabbage family; tomatoes; deters cabbage moth none listed
Nasturtium Tomatoes, radish, cabbage, cucumbers; plant under fruit trees; deters aphids & pests of curcurbits none listed
Onion Beets, strawberries, tomato, lettuce (protects against slugs), beans (protects against ants), summer savory none listed
Parsley Tomato, asparagus none listed
Pea Squash (when squash follows peas up trellis), plus grows well with almost any vegetable; adds nitrogen to the soil, Bush Beans, Pole Beans, Carrots, Celery, Chicory, Corn Cucumber, Eggplant, Parsley, Early Potato, Radish, Spinach, Strawberry, Sweet pepper, Turnips Onion, late potato
Petunia Protects beans; beneficial throughout garden none listed
Pole Beans Carrots, Cauliflower, Chard, Corn Cucumber, Eggplant, Lettuce, Marigold, Pea, Potato, Radish, Rosemary, Savory, Strawberry, Tansy Basil, Beets, Cabbage, Fennel, Kohlrabi, Onion, Radish, Sunflower Radish, Rosemary, Savory, Strawberry, Tansy
Potato Horseradish, beans, corn, cabbage, marigold, limas, eggplant (as a trap crop for potato beetle) none listed
Pot Marigold Helps tomato, but plant throughout garden as deterrent to asparagus beetle, tomato worm & many other garden pests none listed
Pumpkin Corn none listed
Radish Peas, nasturtium, lettuce, cucumbers; a general aid in repelling insects none listed
Rosemary Carrots, beans, cabbage, sage; deters cabbage moth, bean beetles & carrot fly none listed
Rue Roses & raspberries; deters Japanese beetle keep away from basil
Sage Rosemary, carrots, cabbage, peas, beans; deters some insects none listed
Soybean Grows with anything; helps everything none listed
Spinach Strawberries none listed
Squash Nasturtium, corn none listed
Strawberry Bush beans, spinach, borage, lettuce (as a border) none listed
Summer Savory Beans, onions; deters bean beetles none listed
Sunflower Cucumber none listed
Tansy Plant under fruit trees; deters pests of roses & raspberries; deters flying insects, also Japanese beetles, striped cucumber beetles, squash bugs; deters ants none listed
Tarragon Good throughout garden none listed
Thyme Here and there in garden; deters cabbage worm none listed
Tomato Chives, onion, parsley, asparagus, marigold, nasturtium, carrot, limas none listed
Valerian Good anywhere in garden none listed
Wormwood As a border, keeps animals from the garden none listed
Yarrow Plant along borders, near paths, near aromatic herbs; enhances essential oil production of herbs none listed

About the author: Gary Pfalzbot is a Service Connected Disabled Veteran and the webmaster of GoatWorld as well as some other web sites. He has raised goats over the years, been involved with 4-H (as a young boy) and currently resides in Colorado where he and his wife Pam raise a few breeds of goats and other animals, and primarily author the GoatWorld web site to continue to inform, educate, and promote the industry.

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