Companion planting in the vegetable garden.

Companion planting is used to encourage beneficial pests and insects to your vegetable garden by:

  • Masking or hiding a crop from certain pests.
  • Producing an odour that confuses or deters pests or insects.
  • Drawing insects or pests away from a certain plant.
  • Creating a habitat for beneficial insects or pests.
  • Providing food for beneficial insects or pests.


Good and poor companion planting:


Asparagus

Good Companion: Parsley, tomato

Poor Companion: Onion

Bean

Good Companion: Beet, borage, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, corn, marigold, squash, tomato, strawberry

Poor Companion: Chive, fennel, garlic, leek

Beet

Good Companion: Cabbage, kohlrabi

Poor Companion: Runner bean

Broccoli

Good Companion: Bean, celery, dill, onion, oregano, potato, sage, rosemary, nasturtium

Poor Companion: Lettuce, strawberry, tomato

Brussel sprouts

Good Companion: Bean, celery, dill, nasturtium, potato, sage, rosemary

Poor Companion:Strawberry

Cabbage

Good Companion: Bean, beet, celery, dill, nasturtium, onion, oregano, potato, sage, rosemary

Poor Companion: Grape, strawberry, tomato

Carrot

Good Companion: Bean, leek, onion, pea, radish, rosemary, sage, tomato

Poor Companion: Dill

Cauliflower

Good Companion: Bean, beet, celery, dill, nasturtium, onion, oregano, potato, sage, radish

Poor Companion: Strawberry, tomato

Celery

Good Companion: Bean, cabbage, leek, onion, tomato

Corn

Good Companion: Bean, melon, pea, squash

Cucumber

Good Companion: Bean, broccoli, celery,

Poor Companion: Chinese cabbage, lettuce, pea , radish, tomatoSage, rue

Eggplant

Good Companion: Pea, tarragon, thyme

Kohlrabi

Good Companion: Beet, onion

Poor Companion: Bean, pepper, tomato

Leek

Good Companion: Carrot, celery

Poor Companion: Broad bean, broccoli

Lettuce

Good Companion: Beet, cabbage, clover, pea, radish, strawberry

Melon

Good Companion: Corn, sunflower

Onion

Good Companion: Beet, cabbage, carrot, lettuce, potato, strawberry, tomato

Poor Companion: Bean, pea

Pea

Good Companion: Carrot, corn, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, radish, spinach, tomato, turnip

Pepper

Good Companion: Basil, carrot, lovage, marjoram, onion, oregano

Poor Companion: Fennel, kohlrabi

Potato

Good Companion: Bean, cabbage, corn, lettuce, onion, petunia, marigold, radish

Poor Companion: Apple, pumpkin, tomato

Pumpkin

Good Companion: Bean, corn, nasturtium, radish

Poor Companion: Potato

Radish

Good Companion: Bean, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumber, lettuce, pea, squash, tomatoGrape, hyssop

Poor Companion: SpinachCabbage, celery, eggplant, onion, pea, strawberry

Squash

Good Companion: Bean, corn, mint, nasturtium, radish

Summer Squash

Good Companion: Bean, corn, min, nasturtium, radish

Poor Companion: Potato

Tomato

Good Companion: Asparagus, basil, cabbage, carrot, onion, parsley, pea, sage

Poor Companion: Fennel, potato

Turnip

Good companion: Pea

Zucchini

Good Companion: Bean, corn, mint, nasturtium, radish

Poor Companion: Potato

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