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:


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

Incompatible: Potato, Garlic and Onion


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

Incompatible: Onion, Garlic, Shallot



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

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


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

Incompatible: Dill, Kohlrabi, Parsnip, Pea


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

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


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

Incompatible: Celery, Cabbage, Parsley


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!