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    Companion Planting Chart for VegetablesVegetable Really likes to be with Really dislikes to be with

    Asparagus Basil, Tomato, Nasturtium,


    Onion, garlic, potato

    Beans Carrot, cabbage, cauliflower,cucumber, marigold

    Chives, leek, garlic

    Broad Beans Brassicas, carrot, celery, corn,

    lettuce, potato


    Beets Brassicas, lettuce, onion, sage Bean (pole)

    Broccoli Celery, chamomile, dill,


    Oregano, Strawberry



    Potato, Thyme Strawberry

    Cabbage Beetroot, potato, oregano, sage Strawberry, tomatoCarrot Bush beans, pole beans, lettuce,

    onion, pea, radish, tomato

    Chives, dill, parsnip

    Cauliflower Beans, celery, oregano Nasturtium, peas, potato,

    strawberry, tomato

    Celery Cabbage, leek, onion, spinach,tomato

    Parsnip, potato

    Corn Bean, cucumber, melon, pea,pumpkin, potato, radish


    Cucumber Bean, celery, lettuce, pea, radish Cauliflower, potato, basil

    Eggplant Bean, capsicum, potato, spinach

    Leek Carrot, celery, strawberry

    Lettuce Carrots, radishes, strawberry Beans, beetroot, parsley

    Melon Corn, radish Potato

    Onion Bean sprout, broccoli, cabbage,lettuce, strawberry tomato

    Bean, pea

    Pea Beans, Carrot, corn, cucumber,


    Onion family

    Potato Bean, corn, cabbage, pea,


    Cucumber, pumpkin, squash,


    Pumpkin Corn Potato

    Spinach Celery, cauliflower, eggplant

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    Tomato Asparagus, celery, carrot,parsley, marigold

    Corn, fennel, potato

    Zucchini Nasturtium

    Companion PlantsCrops Companions


    Melon Corn, Peanut, Sunflower

    Plum Horseradish

    Raspberry Tansy

    Strawberry Beans, Spinach, Borage,Lettuce


    Asparagus Tomato, Parsley **Basil, Nasturtium, Marigold

    Beans Carrot, Cauliflower, Cabbage**Beet, Borage, Corn, Marigold,Squash, Strawberry, Tomato,Nasturtium, Potato,Cucumber, Savory, Collards,Sunflowers

    Beet Onion, KohlrabiBroccoli Beans, Nasturtium, Oregano,

    Potato, Celery, Dill,Chamomile, Sage, Mints,Rosemary, Onion

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    Brussels Sprout Beans, Nasturtium, Potato,Celery, Dill, Sage, Mints,Rosemary, Hyssop

    Cabbage Beans, Nasturtium, Oregano,

    Celery, Dill, Chamomile,Sage, Mints, Rosemary,Lavender, Beet, Onion, Tansy,

    Tomato, Hyssop, Weeds

    Carrot Peas, Onion, Leek, Rosemary,Sage, Tomato **Lettuce, Chive, Beans,Radish, Wormwood

    Cauliflower Beans, Nasturtium, Oregano,Celery, Dill, Chamomile,Mints, Lavender, Beet, Onion,Hyssop, Radish

    Celery Leek, Tomato, Beans,Cabbage **Cauliflower, Onion

    Corn Peas, Beans, Squash **Melon, Potato, Cucumber,Lambs quarters, Sow thistle

    Cucumber Beans, Peas, Radish **Corn, Sunflower, Broccoli,Celery, Lettuce, Tomato,Marigold

    Eggplant Beans, Peas, Tarragon,Thyme

    Flax Carrot, Potato

    Leek Celery, Carrot **Onion

    Lettuce Beet, Cabbage, Clover, Peas,Radish, Strawberry

    Lovage Beans

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    Onion Beet, Strawberry, Tomato,Lettuce **Cabbage, Carrot, Potato,Savory, Beans, Sow thistle

    Peas Carrot, Corn, Cucumber,Eggplant, Lettuce, Radish,Spinach, Tomato, Turnip

    Peppers Basil, Carrot, Lovage,Marjoram, Onion, Oregano

    Potato Beans, Corn, Cabbage,Marigold **Lettuce, Onion, Petunia,

    Radish, Flax, Lima,Horseradish, Dead nettle

    Pumpkin Corn

    Radish Peas, Nasturtium, Lettuce,Cucumber

    Soybean Grows with anything!Helps everything!

    Spinach Strawberry

    Cabbage, Celery, Eggplant,Onion, Peas

    Squash Nasturtium, Corn **Beans, Mints, Radish

    Tomato Onion, Parsley, Asparagus,Carrot **Basil, Cabbage, Peas, Sage,Chive, Marigold, Nasturtium,Lima, Sow thistle

    Turnip Peas **

    Herbs & Flowers

    Anise Beans, Coriander

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    Basil TomatoBeans, Cabbage

    Bee Balm Tomato

    Borage Tomato, StrawberrySquash

    Caraway Peas

    Chamomile Onion **Cabbage, Mints, Cucumber

    Chervil RadishCarrot

    Chive Carrot **Grape, Parsley, Tomato, Fruittrees

    Coriander Anise, Potato

    Dill Cabbage **Carrot, Lettuce, Onion

    Garlic Rose **Carrot, Tomato, Raspberry

    Hyssop Cabbage, Grape **

    Mints Cabbage family, Tomato

    Nasturtium Tomato, Radish, Cabbage,Cucumber, Fruit trees

    Oregano Cucumber **Cabbage

    Parsely Tomato, Asparagus **Carrot, Onion

    Petunia Beans

    Rosemary Carrot, Beans, Cabbage **Sage

    Rue Rose **Raspberry

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    Sage Carrot, Cabbage **Rosemary, Peas, Beans,Marjoram, Strawberry,


    Savory Beans, OnionSouthernwood Cabbage

    Savory Beans, Onion

    Sunflower Cucumber

    TansyFruit trees, Rose, Raspberry,Peppers, Potato

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    ALFALFA:Perennial that roots deeply. Fixes the soil with nitrogen, accumulates

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    iron, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium. Withstands droughts with it's longtaproot and can improve just about any soil! Alfalfa has the ability to break uphard clay soil and can even send its' roots through rocks! Now that is a tenaciousplant! Alfalfa is practically pest and disease free. It needs only natural rainfall tosurvive.

    AMARANTH:A tropical annual that needs hot conditions to flourish. Good withsweet corn, it's leaves provide shade giving the corm a rich, moist root run. Hostto predatory ground beetles. Eat the young leaves in salads.ANISE: Licorice flavored herb, good host for predatory wasps which prey onaphids and it is also said to repel aphids. Deters pests from brassicas bycamouflaging their odor. Improves the vigor of any plants growing near it. Used inointments to protect against bug stings and bites. Good to plant with coriander.ARTEMISIAS:See WormwoodASPARAGUS: Friends: Aster family flowers, dill ,coriander, carrots, tomatoes,parsley, basil, comfrey and marigolds. Avoid: Onions, garlic and potatoes.BASIL:Plant with tomatoes to improve growth and flavor. Basil also does well

    with peppers, oregano, asparagus and petunias. Basil can be helpful in repellingthrips. It is said to repel flies and mosquitoes. Do not plant near rue or sage.BAY LEAF:A fresh leaf bay leaf in each storage container of beans or grains willdeter weevils and moths. Sprinkle dried leaves with other deterrent herbs ingarden as natural insecticide dust. A good combo: Bay leaves, cayenne pepper,tansy and peppermint.

    * For ladybug invasionstry spreading bay leaves around in your houseanywhere they are getting in and congregating. They should leave.

    BEANS:All bean enrich the soil with nitrogen fixed form the air, improving theconditions for whatever crop you plant after the beans are finished. In generalthey are good company for carrots, celery, chards, corn, eggplant, peas,

    potatoes, brassicas, beets, radish, strawberry and cucumbers. Beans are greatfor heavy nitrogen users like corn and grain plants because the nitrogren used upby the corn and grains are replaced at the end of the season when the beanplants die back. French Haricot beans, sweet corn and melons are a goodcombo. Summer savory deters bean beetles and improves growth and flavor.Keep beans away from the alliums. Growing tip: Do not allow beans to matureon the plant, or it will stop producing, and do not pick beans or cultivate whenthey are wet, or it will spread viral diseases.BEE BALM (Oswego, Monarda):Plant with tomatoes to improve growth andflavor. Great for attracting beneficials and bees of course. Pretty perennial thattends to get powdery mildew.BEET:Good for adding minerals to the soil. The leaves are composed of 25%magnesium making them a valuable addition to the compost pile if you don't careto eat them. Beets are also beneficial to beans with the exception of runnerbeans. Runner or pole beans and beets stunt each other's growth. Companionsfor beets are lettuce, onions and brassicas. Beets and kohlrabi grow perfectlytogether. Beets are helped by garlic and mints. Garlic improves growth andflavor. Rather than planting invasive mints around beets use your mint clippingsas a mulch.
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    BORAGE:Companion plant for tomatoes, squash, strawberries and most plants.Deters tomato hornworms and cabbage worms. One of the best bee and waspattracting plants. Adds trace minerals to the soil and a good addition the compostpile. The leaves contain vitamin C and are rich in calcium, potassium and mineralsalts. Borage may benefit any plant it is growing next to via increasing resistance

    to pests and disease. It also makes a nice mulch for most plants. Borage andstrawberries help each other and strawberry farmers always set a few plants intheir beds to enhance the fruits flavor and yield. Plant near tomatoes to improvegrowth and disease resistance. After you have planned this annual once it willself seed. Borage flowers are edible.BRASSICA:Benefit from chamomile, peppermint, dill, sage, and rosemary. Theyneed rich soil with plenty of lime to flourish. Avoid planting with mustards,nightshades (tomatoes, peppers, etc).BROCCOLI: Companions for broccoli are: Basil, Bush Beans, Cucumber, Dill,Garlic, Hyssop, Lettuce, Marigold, Mint, Nasturtium, Onion, Potato, Radish,Rosemary, Sage, Thyme and Tomato. Celery, onions and potatoes improve