Article #2: Companion Plants
|Plant||Companions and Effects|
|Asparagus||Tomatoes, parsley, basil|
|Basil||Tomatoes (improves growth and flavor); repels
flies and mosquitoes.
|Beans||Potatoes, carrots, cucumbers, cauliflower, cabbage, summer savory, most other vegetables and herbs. Adds nitrogen to soil.|
|Beans(bush)||Sunflowers (beans like partial shade, sunflowers attract birds and bees), cucumbers (combination of heavy and light feeders), potatoes, corn, celery, summer savory.|
|Borage||Tomatoes (attracts bees, deters tomato worm, improves growth and flavor), squash, strawberries.|
|Cabbage family||Potatoes, celery, dill, chamomile, sage, thyme, mint, pennyroyal, rosemary, lavender, beets, onions. Aromatic plants deter cabbage worms.|
|Carrots||Peas, lettuce, chives, onions, leeks, rosemary, sage, tomatoes.|
|Catnip||Plant in borders; protects against flea beetles.|
|Celery||Leeks, tomatoes, bush beans, cauliflower, cabbage.|
|Chervil||Radishes (improves growth and flavor).|
|Chives||Carrots; plant around base of fruit trees to discourage insects from climbing trunk.|
|Corn||Potatoes, peas, beans, cucumbers, pumpkin, squash.|
|Cucumbers||Beans, corn, peas, radishes, sunflowers.|
|Dill||Cabbage (improves growth and health), carrots.|
|Fennel||Most plants dislike it.|
|Garlic||Roses and raspberries (deters Japanese beetle); with herbs to enhance their production of essential oils; plant liberally throughout garden to deter pests (ex: near legumes).|
|Horseradish||Potatoes (deters potato beetle); around plum trees to discourage curculios.|
|Lamb’s quarters||Nutritious edible weed; allow to grow in modest
amounts in the corn.
|Leek||Onions, celery, carrots.|
|Lettuce||Carrots and radishes (lettuce, carrots, and radishes make a strong companion team), strawberries, cucumbers.|
|Marigolds||The workhorse of pest deterrents. Keep soil free of nematodes; discourages many insects. Plant freely throughout garden.|
|Marjoram||Here and there in garden.|
|Mint||Cabbage family; tomatoes; deters cabbage moth.
House fly repellent.
|Mole plant||Deters moles and mice if planted here and there
throughout the garden.
|Nasturtium||Tomatoes, radishes, cabbage,, cucumbers, plant under fruit trees. Deters aphids and pest of cucurbits.|
|Onion||Beets, strawberries, tomatoes, lettuce (protects
|Peas||Squash (when squash follows peas up trellis).
plus grows well with almost any vegetable; adds
nitrogen to the soil.
|Petunia||Protects beans; beneficial throughout garden.|
|Pigweed||Brings nutrients to topsoil; beneficial growing with potatoes, onions, and corn; keep well thinned.|
|Potato||Horseradish, beans, corn, cabbage, marigold, limas, eggplant (as trap crop for potato beetle).|
|Pot marigold||Helps tomato, but plant throughout garden as
deterrent to asparagus beetle, tomato worm, and
many other garden pests.
|Radish||Peas, nasturtium, lettuce, cucumbers; a general
aid in repelling insects.
|Rosemary||Carrots, beans, cabbage, sage; deters cabbage
moth, bean beetles, and carrot fly.
|Rue||Roses and raspberries; deters Japanese beetle.
Keep it away from basil.
|Sage||Rosemary, carrots, cabbage, peas, beans; deters some insects. Not with cucumbers.|
|Soybeans||Grows with anything; helps everything.|
|Strawberries||Bush beans, spinach, borage, lettuce-as a border.|
|Summer Savory||Beans, onions, Deters bean beetles.|
|Tansy||Plant under fruit trees; deters pests of roses and raspberries; deters flying insects; also Japanese beetles, striped cucumber beetles, squash bugs; deters ants.|
|Tarragon||Good throughout garden.|
|Thyme||Here and there in garden; deters cabbage worm.|
|Tomato||Chives, onion, parsley, asparagus, marigold,
nasturtium, carrot, limas.
|Valerian||Good anywhere in garden.|
|Wormwood||As a border, keeps animals from the garden.|
|Yarrow||Plant along borders, near paths, near aromatic
herbs; enhances essential oil production of herbs.
Home > Lesson 49 – The Organic Garden; Avoiding Commercially Produced Foods – Why?
- 1. Organic Gardening Is The Counter-Part Of Natural Hygiene
- 2. What Exactly Is Organically-Grown Food?
- 3. Soil Analysis
- 4. Basic Steps To Establish A Successful Garden
- 5. Gardening The Magic Way-With Mulch, Compost, Sea Weed Spray
- 6. Soil Requirements For A Successful Organic Garden
- 7. Approximate Amounts Of Compost, Mulch And Water
- 8. Planting Your Garden
- 9. Insects: Friends And Foes
- 10. The Case Against Commercially-Grown Foods
- 11. Four Methods
- 12. No Space For A Garden?
- 13. Harvest Of Pleasure And Health
- 14. Questions & Answers
- Article #1: Vegetable Preferences
- Article #2: Companion Plants
- Article #3: Nitrogen Fixation By John Tobe
- Article #4: pH Preferences Of Some Plants
- Article #5: Dirt Cheap? Nonsense! It’s Vital to Garden
- Article #6: Soil Test Secret To Success By Gene Austin
- Article #7: Pesticides—They’re Killing Bugs—and the Land By Ronald Kotulak
- Article #8: Pesticides—There Are Workable Alternatives To the Dusts, Sprays, and Oils By Joan Jackson
- Article #9: Containing Inhibits ‘Raiders’ By Gene Austin