Grow, Eat, Live Outdoors – Your Garden Expert

Companion Planting

Companion planting is the process of knowing what plants thrive and do not grow well together. By being your own ‘plant matchmaker’ you will reap many benefits including:

  1. Increased pollination  and pest control from beneficial insects
  2. Maximizing your space
  3. Maximizing yield

Below are some of our favourite crops, as well as their compatible and incompatible partners:

Asparagus

Perfect Matches: Asters, Tomatoes, Parsley, Carrot, Dill, Cilantro and Basil

Incompatible: Potato, Garlic and Onion

Beans

Perfect Matches: Carrot, Pea, Corn, Strawberry, Potato

Incompatible: Onion, Garlic, Shallot

Cabbage

 

Perfect Matches: Bean, Cucumber, Celery, Kale, Beets, Onion, Chamomile, Spinach, Oregano,

Incompatible: Strawberries, Tomatoes, Eggplant, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Grape, Rue

Carrots

Perfect Matches: Lettuce, Onion, Sage, Radish, Leek, Beam, Beet

Incompatible: Dill, Kohlrabi, Parsnip, Pea

Cucumber

Perfect Matches: Beans, Peas, Sunflower, Lettuce, Beet, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Broccoli and Radish

Incompatible: Potato, Rue, Sage, Basil, Tomato and Melon

Lettuce

Perfect Matches: Carrots, Radishes, Strawberries, Bean, Beet, Chives, Garlic, and Cucumbers

Incompatible: Celery, Cabbage, Parsley

Onion

Perfect Matches: Beets, Carrots, Lettuce, Cabbage Strawberry, Tomato, Brassicas

Incompatible: Beans, Peas, Asparagus, Sage

 

For more companion plants ideas and everything else you need to know to grow your own food, check out Frankie’s new book “Food to Grow”, now available!