Companion Planting List

A Companion Planting List to assist you when you are planning your veggie patches.



I’ve listed as many Companion Plants as I can find, in alphabetical order to make it easy to find your favourites. Not everyone agrees and where some list a plant as a good buddy, others will list it as a bad buddy, typical!

It is really helpful to know why a plant is a Good or Bad Buddy so you plant the most important ones, so I have added a Why? column.

Are you trying to imagine planting out a garden making sure plant A isn’t in the same bed as plant B but is in the same bed as plant X? This could certainly put you in a tail spin. So, I have some easy planning tips for you.

Veggie

Good Buddy

Bad Buddy

Why?

Asparagus

Dill ,Coriander, Tomatoes, Parsley, Basil, Comfrey, Marigolds

Onion, Garlic, Potato

Marigolds will deter beetles.

Beans

Carrot, Cucumber, Cabbage, Peas

Corn, Spinach, Lettuce, Rosemary, Summer Savory, Dill, Brassicas, Beets, Radish, Strawberry

Tomato, Onion, Garlic, Fennel, Gladoli, Kales), Sunflower

 

Beets

Lettuce, Kohlrabi, Onions, Brassicas, Catnip, Garlic, Mint

Runner Or Pole Beans

Runner or pole beans and beets stunt each other's growth.

Broccoli

Geraniums, Dill, Alliums, Rosemary, Nasturtium, Borage

Mustards, Tomato, Peppers

Rosemary repels cabbage fly, Geraniums trap cabbage worms

Cabbage

Beans, Beetroot Potatoes, Celery, Mint, Thyme, Sage, Rosemary, Nasturtiums, Geraniums, Dill, Alliums,

Strawberry, Tomato, Peppers, Pole/Runner Beans

Rosemary repels cabbage flies, Geraniums trap cabbage worms

Carrots

Peas, Radish, Lettuce, Onion, Chives, Sage, Leek, Tomato, Beans

Dill, Parsnip, Radish

Beans provide the nitrogen. Alliums interplanted with carrots confuse onion and carrot flies

Celery

Nasturtium, Onion, Cabbage, Tomato

Cosmos, Daisies, Snapdragons

Corn, Aster Flowers,

 

Corn

Sunflowers, Legumes, Curcubits, Parsley, And Potato

Tomato, Celery

 

Cucumber

Beans, Celery, Lettuce, Corn, Sunflower, Radish, Nasturtiums, Marigolds, Sunflowers Peas, Beets, Carrots, And Dill

 

Aromatic Herbs, Potato

 

Eggplant

Marigolds, Tarragon, Mints

Runner Beans

Marigolds will deter nematodes.

Garlic

Apple trees, Pear trees, Roses, Cucumbers, Peas, Lettuce, Celery

 

 

Lettuce

Carrots, Onions, Strawberry, Radish, Beetroot, Cabbage, Marigold, Cucumber

 

Mints (including hyssop, sage, and various "balms") repel slugs

Onion

Carrots, Beetroot, Silverbeet, Lettuce

Beans, Peas

Same companion traits as all other alliums

Parsley

Tomato, Asparagus, Sweet Corn

 

 

Peas

Carrots, Raddish, Turnip, Cucumber, Beans

Onion, Potato

 

Peppers

Tomatoes, Geraniums, Petunias, Marjoram

Beans, Kale (Cabbage, Brussels Sprouts, Etc

pepper plants grown with tomatoes, can shelter the fruit from sunlight, and raise the humidity level.

Potato

Beans, Cabbage, Horseraddish, Marigolds

Sunflower, Cucumber, Tomato

horseradish increases the disease resistance of potatoes

Pumpkin

Sweetcorn, Beans, Buckwheat, Catnip, Radishes

Potato

Radish will ward off Flea Beetles

Spinach

Peas, Beans

 

Peas and Beans provide natural shade

Strawberry

Borage Lettuce, Spinach, Sage

Cabbage, Cauliflower, Tomato, Brussel Sprouts, Gladioli,

 

Tomatoes

Celery, Parsley, Basil, Carrots, Chives, Marigolds, Roses, Peppers, Asparagus, Oregano,  Marigold, Alliums,  Geraniums, Petunias, Nasturtium, Borage

Rosemary, Potato, Fennel, Corn, Peas,

Dill, Beetroot, Kales (Kohlrabi, Cabbage, etc)

 

Keep away from other nightshade plants, because it produces a chemical called juglone.

Turnip

Cucumbers, Lettuce, Nasturtium, Peas, Tomato

Potato

 

Watermelon

Potato, Corn, Sunflowers, Squash Family

 

 

Zucchini

Nasturtiums, Lovage, Marjoram, Sweet Corn

 

 

Most references I have found have tomatoes and cucumbers as good companions, however, some don't agree. This may be because they attract some of the same bad bugs.

I hope this Companion Planting List will help you with your Vegetable Garden Planning.


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