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    • Companion planting probably began when early gardeners noticed that some plants seemed to grow best when planted next tocertain other plants. There is some science to back up this lore, but many still consider companion planting to be mostly unproven.Of course, gardeners can always try it to see if it works!Research into companion COMPANION PLANTSplanting folklore shows that there Companion plants are used to confuse or repel plant pests, to encourage the growth of other plants and to act as aare, in fact, naturally occurring trap for pests and parasites. "Trap" crops draw harmful insects away from the plants you are trying to grow.compounds in plants that act aspest repellents, or that attract Companion plants may also be used a a "nurse" crop--to provide food or possibly an attractive home or habitat forpredators of pests. beneficial insects. Companion plants may produce odors that confuse and deter pests, or their scent may mask or hide a crop from pests. The table below lists some commonly held beliefs about the uses of companion plants. Plant Name Companion to: What It Is Believed To Do (Good & Bad) Repels aphids, weevils, carrot flies, moles, fruit tree borers; controls rust flies and Allium--flowering onions, chives, Roses, carrots, tomato, fruit some nematodes; protects tomatoes against red spiders. Protects roses from black garlic, leek, onion and shallot trees, other vegetables spot, mildew and aphids. BUT is believed to inhibit growth of peas & beans. Repels aphids, flies, mosquitos and mites; helps control insect pests such as Basil Tomato, asparagus tomato hornworms, asparagus beetles, and disease. Beets, carrots,cucumber, Bush beans (Butter, green, snap, Encourages growth of companion plant. Adds nitrogen to the soil. Green beans corn, eggplant, string,wax) protect eggplant from the Colorado potato beetle. potato,strawberry Tomato, strawberry, fruit Repels tomato worms. Adds potassium, calcium and other minerals to soil. Attracts Borage orchards honeybees. Add nitrogen to soil--which is needed by corn. Bean vines grow up corn stalks, thus Broad beans Corn anchoring corn more firmly and the vines discourage racoons. Chamomile Cabbage, onions Improves growth and flavor--but plant only one plant every 150 feet or so. Repels moles and plant lice. CAUTION: All parts of the castor bean plant are Castor Bean Vegetables poisonous, especially the seeds! Catnip Eggplant Fresh catnip steeped in water and sprinkled on plants will drive away flea beetles. Cabbage, leeks, tomato, Celery Improves growth of companion plants. Repels white cabbage butterflies. cauliflower Chervil Radish Improves growth and flavor. Chive Carrots Improves growth and flavor. Coriander Vegetables Repels aphids. Attracts bees. Corn, beans, peas, radish, Improves growth. Vines growing with corn help anchor corn and discourage Cucumber sunflowers racoons. Datura Various plants Deters Japanese beetles. CAUTION: All parts of the Datura plant are poisonous! Dill Cabbage Improves growth. Blossoms attract honeybees. Most plants dislike fennel--so plant it away from the vegetable garden. Its foliage Fennel and flowers may attract beneficials. Cabbage, cron, grapes, Geranium Repels cabbage worms, Japanese beetles. roses http://www.gardentoad.com/companionplants.html  
    • Horseradish Potato Encourages growth. May repel Colorado potato beetles and blister beetles.Hyssop Cabbage, grapes Improves growth, deters cabbage moth.Leek Carrots, celery, onions Improves growth, repels carrot flies. Encourages growth, deters Mexican bean beetles and other pests.. Discourages Tomato, potato, strawberry,Marigold harmful nematodes, if they are grown for several seasons in the ground in areas beans, roses that have nematode infestations.Mint Tomato, cabbage Improves flavor and growth Cabbage, cauliflower, Plant mustard as a trap crop. It attracts numerous insect pests. Remove andMustard radish, Brussels sprouts, destroy it before your main crops can be harmed. turnips, collards, kohlrabi Cucumber, Squash, other Repels aphids,cucumber beetles,whiteflies and squash bugs. Acts as trap crop forNasturtiums vegetables, fruit trees. aphids. Repels borers near fruit trees. Cabbage, cauliflower, Repels aphids, weevils, carrot flies, moles, fruit tree borers; controls rust flies and broccoli,beets, tomato,Onion some nematodes; protects tomatoes against red spiders. BUT is believed to inhibit lettuce, strawberry, growth of peas & beans. chamomile, summer savoryOregano Broccoli Repels cabbage butterfly. Asparagus carrots, tomato,Parsley Deters asparagus beetles.Improves growth. Deters carrot flies and rose beetles. roses.Peanuts Corn, squash Encourages growth of corn and squash. Adds nitrogen to soil for use by hungry corn plants. Grows well with carrots, turnip,Peas Corn radish, cumcumber, beans and potatoes.Peanut Various plants Excellent soil builder. Can make a good ground cover in a nut tree orchard. Broccoli, Brussels sprouts,Pennyroyal Discourages ants, plant lice, cabbage maggots. cabbage, other plants. Repels aphids, leafhoppers, spider mites, harlequin bugs, ticks, pickleworms andPyrethrum Various plants imported cabbage worms.Radish Cucumber Deters cucumber beetles.Rosemary Carrots, cabbage, beans Repels carrot flies, bean beetles, cabbage moths.Rue Roses, raspberries Repels Japanese beetles.Sage Carrots, various Repels carrot flies, cabbage moths, ticks.Snap beans Corn Enhances growth of corn. Enhances growth of corn and other heavy feeders by adding nitrogen to the soil.Soybeans Corn Repels chinch bugs and Japanese beetels.Spearmint Various plants Deters ants, aphids.Sweet pepper Basil, okra Improves growth.Summer savory Green beans Improves growth, deters bean beetles. Cucumber, squash, roses, Deters flying insects, striped cucumber beetles, ants, flies, squash bugs andTansy grapes, raspberry, Japanese beetles. BUT, attracts imported cabbageworms. blackberry. One toad may eat as many as 10-thousand insects in a three-month period! InsectsToads (Okay, toads arent plants--but on toads menu include cutworms, crickets, grubs, rose chafers, rose beetles,they sure make the greatest Various plants caterpillars, ants, squash bugs, sow bugs, potato beetles, moths, mosquitos, flies,companions to many plants.) slugs and even moles.Tomato Roses Protects roses from black spot. Controls flea beetles, cabbage maggots, imported cabbageworms and whiteThyme Cabbage cabbage butterflies.Walnut, Black Black walnut trees inhibit the growth of apples, potato, tomato, blackberry.Wormwood Various plants Deters black flea beetles, malaria mosquitos, cabbage worm butterflies. vcYES Productions - 250 Wimberley Hills Drive - Wimberley, TX 78676 - 512.847.8848 - E-mail info@gardentoad.com http://www.gardentoad.com/companionplants.html