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:

Vegetable Good Companion Poor companion
Asparagus Parsley, tomato Onion
Bean Beet, borage, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, corn, marigold, squash, tomato, strawberry Chive, fennel, garlic, leek
Beet Cabbage, kohlrabi Runner bean
Broccoli Bean, celery, dill, onion, oregano, potato, sage, rosemary, nasturtium Lettuce, strawberry, tomato
Brussel sprouts Bean, celery, dill, nasturtium, potato, sage, rosemary Strawberry
Cabbage Bean, beet, celery, dill, nasturtium, onion, oregano, potato, sage, rosemary Grape, strawberry, tomato
Carrot Bean, leek, onion, pea, radish, rosemary, sage, tomato Dill
Cauliflower Bean, beet, celery, dill, nasturtium, onion, oregano, potato, sage, radish Strawberry, tomato
Celery Bean, cabbage, leek, onion, tomato
Corn Bean, melon, pea, squash
Cucumber Bean, broccoli, celery, Chinese cabbage, lettuce, pea , radish, tomato Sage, rue
Eggplant Pea, tarragon, thyme
Kohlrabi Beet, onion Bean, pepper, tomato
Leek Carrot, celery Broad bean, broccoli
Lettuce Beet, cabbage, clover, pea, radish, strawberry
Melon Corn, sunflower
Onion Beet, cabbage, carrot, lettuce, potato, strawberry, tomato Bean, pea
Pea Carrot, corn, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, radish, spinach, tomato, turnip
Pepper Basil, carrot, lovage, marjoram, onion, oregano Fennel, kohlrabi
Potato Bean, cabbage, corn, lettuce, onion, petunia, marigold, radish Apple, pumpkin, tomato
Pumpkin Bean, corn, nasturtium, radish Potato
Radish Bean, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumber, lettuce, pea, squash, tomato Grape, hyssop
Spinach Cabbage, celery, eggplant, onion, pea, strawberry
Squash Bean, corn, mint, nasturtium, radish
Summer Squash Bean, corn, min, nasturtium, radish Potato
Tomato Asparagus, basil, cabbage, carrot, onion, parsley, pea, sage Fennel, potato
Turnip Pea
Zucchini Bean, corn, mint, nasturtium, radish Potato

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