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!