Companion PlantingCompanionPlantingCompanion plants are used to encouragethe growth of plants, to confuse or repelpests an...
Companion PlantingPlant                     Bugs that are repelled or encouragedAlliums                   Repels slugs, ap...
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Companion Planting - Greenside

  1. 1. Companion PlantingCompanionPlantingCompanion plants are used to encouragethe growth of plants, to confuse or repelpests and to act as traps or sacrificialplants. They may also be used to attractpredators and pollinators.Stemming from folklore and often treated with scepticism and lacking in scientific evidence,there’s no denying that many plants can and do have an effect on each other, as well asencouraging a diverse range of insects – for better or worse in some instances.Some plants are more beneficial when they’re grown together – others don’t work at allwell.The following lists a variety of plants and herbs that grow well together, as well as some thatdon’t. Also included is a list of plants that encourage or repel insects. It’s not exhaustiveand you may like to add your own companions as you find them.Plant Helps AvoidAlliums Fruit trees, tomatoes/potatoes, brassicas, Beans, peas, parsley carrotsBasil Tomatoes, peppers Sage, common rueBeans Corn, spinach, lettuce, rosemary, summer Tomatoes, peppers, alliums, kales, savoury, dill, carrots, brassicas, beets, radish, sunflowers strawberry, cucumbersBeets Lettuce, kohl rabi, onions, brassicas Runner beansBorage Almost everything! Especially strawberries, tomatoesBrassica Mustards, potato/tomato cropsCarrots Tomatoes, alliums Dill, parsnip, radishChives Apples, carrots, tomatoes, brassica Beans, peasFennel Dill Almost everything!Peppermint BrassicaRosemary Sage, cabbage, beans, carrotsNasturtium Melons, cucumbers, beans, tomatoes, apple Cauliflower trees, brassica, radishCopyright: Greenside Up 2009-2011 Page 1
  2. 2. Companion PlantingPlant Bugs that are repelled or encouragedAlliums Repels slugs, aphids, carrot fly, cabbage wormsBasil Sacrificial plant for aphids, attracts butterflies, repels mosquitoesBorage Encourages pollinators & predatory insects good source of phosphorousCarrots Attracts lacewing, parasitic wasp, predatory waspsChamomile Attracts hoverflies & waspsChervil Deters flea beetle & makes radish less hotChives Deters scab, aphids, deter carrot root flyCoriander Encourages hoverflies & bees, ladybirds, repels aphidsDead nettles Encourages shrews, frogs & beetlesDill Encourages hoverflies, wasps, worms & honeybees, ladybirds, repels aphids, spider mitesFrench marigolds Discourages whitefly(Tagetes)Garlic Discourages black spot & mildew, deters aphids, beetles, spider mites, ants & rabbitsLavender Repels ants, attracts hoverflies & beesLegumes Fix nitrogenMexican marigold Repels eelworms(Tagetes minuta)Mustard Sacrificial plant when planted near brassicasNasturtiums, orange Deters aphids, whiteflies, cucumber beetlesNasturtiums, yellow Attracts predatory insectsOnion Repels aphids, carrot flyOregano Repels cabbage butterflyParsley Repels carrot flyPeppermint Repels antsPoached egg plant Encourages hoverfliesPot Marigold Encourages hoverflies, repels nematodes (& dogs from cocking legs!)(Calendula Officinalis)Rosemary Repels cabbage moths, slugs, carrot fly, insectsSavoury Protects broad beans from black aphids, deters onion flySunflower Repels aphidsSweet peas Attracts pollinatorsTansy Repels cabbage worms, ants, flies, cucumber beetlesThyme Repels cabbage worms, flea beetle, cabbage root flyTomatoes Discourages couch grass, repels asparagus beetleValerian Encourages earthwormsWormwood Deters cabbage caterpillars, flea beetlesYarrow Encourages earthwormsCopyright: Greenside Up 2009-2011 Page 2

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