Companion Plantings - Frugalliving

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  • 1. Companion PlantingsTo Control Pests …Plant WithAsparagus tomatoes, marigolds, petunias or parsley (repels asparagus beetle) marigolds, potatoes, summer savory, nasturtium, petunias or rosemaryBeans (repel Mexican bean beetle), corn (repels raccoons), rhubarb (repels black fly)Beets onions (repel aphids, leaf miners and more) rosemary, dill, mint and sage (repels cabbage moth), oregano (repelsBroccoli cabbage butterfly), nasturtiums (repels aphids)Brussels sprouts oregano or nasturtiums (repels cabbage moth) catnip (repels aphids, cabbage moth, etc.), onions (repels rabbits), mint, sage, celery thyme, rosemary, oregano, southernwood, nasturtiums orCabbage hyssop (repels white cabbage moth), turnips or geraniums (repel cabbage worm), dill or clover (repel aphids and worms)Carrots leeks, onions, rosemary, sage, chives or coriander (repel carrot fly) sage (repels cabbage moth), oregano (repels cabbage butterfly), nasturtiumsCauliflower (repels aphids)Celery leeks, onions, rosemary, sage, chives or coriander (repel carrot fly)Chard onions (repels aphids and slugs) beans, cucumbers, melons, squash or pumpkins (deters raccoons), radishesCorn (repels corn borers) corn (protects against wilt), radishes, oregano, nasturtiums or tansy (repelCucumbers cucumber beetles), garlic (repels aphids), dill (repels aphids and spider mites) green beans (repels Colorado potato beetle), marigolds, thyme or tarragonEggplant (repel nematodes and more) nasturtiums (repels aphids, codling moths), southernwood or lavenderFruit trees (repels moths), clover (repels aphids), parsnips chives (repels aphids), basil, geraniums (repel Japanese beetles), oreganoGrapes (repels moths)Green beans summer savory or potatoes (repels bean beetles) lettuce (repels earth fly), mint (repels cabbage maggot), oregano (repelsKohlrabi cabbage butterfly), sage (repels cabbage maggot & moth), chives (repel aphids), thyme (repels cabbage moth)Leeks carrots (repels onion fly and leek moth) mint or hyssop (repels aphids & cabbage worm), sage (repels slugs andLettuce cabbage moths), onions, garlic (repels rabbits) dill (repels aphids, attracts hoverflies & predatory wasps), chervil (repels aphids and slugs) marigolds or oregano (repel cucumber beetles), nasturtium (repels aphidsMelons and cucumber beetles)Onions carrots (repels onion fly)Peas garlic (repels aphids)Peppers geraniums (repels beetles), marigolds (repels nematodes)
  • 2. beans, hoseradish, nasturtium, catnip or coriander (repels Colorado potatoPotatoes beetle), marigolds (repels nematodes) marigolds, nasturtiums, oregano (repels squash bugs and beetles), radishesPumpkins (repels flea beetle), dill (repels spider mites and aphids)Radishes lettuce (repels earth fly), nasturtiums (repels flea beetles)Raspberries garlic or rue (repels Japanese beetles)Rhubarb garlic or onions (repel aphids)Spinach radishes (attracts leaf miners away from spinach) nasturtiums and tansy (repels squash bugs and flea beetles), borage (deters worms),Squash radishes (repels flea beetles, squash borers), lemon balmStrawberries borage (attracts predatory wasps), thyme, onions (scent repels many pests)Sweet potatoes summer savory, dill or thyme (repels weevils), marigolds (repels nematodes) chives, garlic, onions, leeks, shallots or chives (repels aphids and other pests), borage, marigolds, petunias (repels hornworm), nasturitums (repelsTomatoes aphids and whitefly), asparagus (repels nematodes), borage (increases disease resistance), geraniumVegetables marigolds, nasturtium or borage (smell repels many pests)Watermelon nasturtiums (repels white fly), oregano (repels cucumber beetle)Zucchini nasturtiums or marigold (repels squash bugs and flea beetles)To Attract Pollinators …Plant WithCucumbers dill or borage (attracts wasps and honey bees)Fruit trees sweet alyssum (attracts wasps), basil or lavender (attracts bees)Grapes hyssop or basil (attracts honey bees)Peppers basil, bee balm, marjoram (attract honey bees and wasps)Potatoes sweet alyssum (attracts wasps)Pumpkins dill (attracts wasps and honey bees)Strawberries borage (attracts bees and wasps)Squash borage, dill (attracts bees and wasps)Tomatoes mint, borage, bee balm or basil (attracts honey bees and wasps)To Maximize Garden Space …Plant WithAsparagus tomatoesBeans radishes, chard, celeryBeans, pole squash, corn, cucumbersBeets lettuce, kohlrabi beets, marigolds, nasturtiums (require little calcium), lettuce, spinach,Broccoli radishes (require little space)Carrots lettuceCelery beans, tomatoes, spinach pole beans, melons, summer squash, zucchini, pumpkins, cucumbers,Corn potatoes, peasCucumbers corn, beans, peas, carrots, radishes, beets
  • 3. Eggplant beans, peas, spinachKohlrabi beets, potatoesLettuce beans, sunflowers, carrots beans, corn, cucumbers, carrots, turnips, radishes, potatoes, tomatoes,Peas celery, eggplant, spinachPeppers marjoram, basilPotatoes radishes, spinach, lettuce, scallions, cabbageRadishes peas, beans, lettuceSpinach beans, peas, squash, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, celeryStrawberries carawaySummer squash corn, pole beans, spinach, cucumbersTomatoes carrots, asparagus, lettuce, spinach, arugula, chard, celeryWatermelon corn, peas, sunflowersZucchini cornTo Improve Growth & Flavor …Plant WithAsparagus parsley, dill, coriander, carrots, tomatoes, parsley, basil, marigolds, comfreyBasil tomatoesBeans carrots, cabbage, cucumbers, summer savoryBeans, bush strawberries, beetsBeets bush beans (nitrogen fixer), garlic, mint, kohlrabi beans (nitrogen fixer), garlic, celery, onions, potatoes, peppermint, dill,Broccoli rosemary, chamomile, sage, rhubarb, chives, chervil beans (nitrogen fixer), peppermint, dill, rosemary, chamomile, sage, rhubarb,Brussels sprouts chivesCabbage garlic, mint, dill, rosemary, chamomile, sage, chives, celeryCarrots beans (nitrogen fixer), garlic, chives beans (nitrogen fixer), garlic, peppermint, dill, rosemary, chamomile, sage,Cauliflower rhubarb, chivesCelery beans (nitrogen fixer), tomatoes, leeks, cauliflower, cabbageCorn beans (nitrogen fixer)Cucumbers beans (nitrogen fixer), nasturtium, chamomileEggplant beans (nitrogen fixer), garlicFruit trees garlic, leeksGrapes cloverGreen beans summer savory beans (nitrogen fixer), garlic, peppermint, dill, rosemary, chamomile, sage,Kale rhubarbKohlrabi garlic, peppermint, dill, rosemary, chamomile, sage, rhubarb, beetsLettuce onions, radishes, strawberries, cucumbers, carrots, okra, dill, beets, broccoliOkra green peppers, eggplant, chervil lettuce, cabbage, beets, strawberries, tomatoes, summer savory, chamomile,Onions leeks
  • 4. Parsley asparagus beans (nitrogen fixer), carrots, beans, potatoes, cucumber, corn, radishes,Peas turnipsPeppers bee balm, garlic, tomatoes, onions, basilPeppers, hot tomatoes, green peppers, eggplant, okra, cucumbersPotatoes beans (nitrogen fixer), garlic, cabbage, corn, horseradish, sweet alyssumRadishes beans (nitrogen fixer), nasturtium, chervil, cucumbersRutabagas peppermint, dill, rosemary, chamomile, sageSpinach/lettuce tomatoes (provides shade to delay bolting), strawberries beans (nitrogen fixer), borage (increases production and flavor), onionsStrawberries (increases disease resistance)Summer squash beans (nitrogen fixer)Sweet potatoes Sweet alyssumSwiss chard beans (nitrogen fixer)Tomatoes basil, bee balm, chives, mint, parsley, borage (calcium-rich)Turnips peas (nitrogen fixer) peppermint, dill, rosemary, chamomile, sage, rhubarbZucchini beans (nitrogen fixer)Do Not Plant WithAsparagus garlic, onions, potatoesBasil sage, rueBeans garlic, onions, shallots, leeks, fennel, chives, gladiolus (they inhibit growth)Beans, pole kohlrabi, summer savory, beetsBeets pole beans or mustards (they inhibit growth) pole beans, strawberries, tomatoes, peppers or mustards (they inhibitBroccoli growth and flavor)Brussels sprouts tomatoes, peppers, mustardsCabbage tomatoes, peppers, mustards, pole beans, strawberries, rue, grapesCarrots dill, parsnipsCauliflower tomatoes, peppers, mustardsCollard greens grapes, tansy, rueCorn tomatoes (they attract similar pests)Cucumbers garlic, sage, rue, potatoesDill tomatoes (attracts hornworm), lavender, carrotsGarlic beans, peasGrapes cabbage, radishes, collard greensKale tomatoes, peppers, mustardsKohlrabi strawberries, pole beans, tomatoes, peppers, mustardsLettuce cabbage (inhibits growth & affects flavor)Mint parsleyOnions beans, peas, parsley, asparagusParsley mintParsnips carrotsPeaches tomatoes, potatoes, raspberries
  • 5. Peas garlic, onions, shallots, chives, grapes or gladiolus (they inhibit growth) beans, cabbage, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, fennel, apriccots,Peppers kohlrabi tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, raspberries, sunflowers (increase chance ofPotatoes potato blight), pumpkins (they inhibit growth) rosemaryPumpkins potatoes (they inhibit growth)Radishes cabbage, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, turnips, hyssop, grapesRutabagas tomatoes, peppers, mustardsSage onions, cucumbers, rueSquash potatoes, sweet potatoes (will compete for space)Strawberries broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts, kohlrabiSweet potatoes squash (will compete for space) corn (they attract similar pests), potatoes (increases chance for disease), fennel, dill, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and other brassicas, (theyTomatoes inhibit growth)Turnips tomatoes, peppers, mustards, potatoes, radishes©Erin Huffstetler,frugalliving.about.com