Companion Planting Guide

With 124 plants and counting, this companion planting guide allow you to quickly search and sort through many vegetables, herbs, and flowers to maximize you companion planting strategy. Our list contains companion planting research done on over 20 sites and compiled a useful and searchable guide. A must have for all gardeners!

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  • Allium

    Repels aphids, weevils, carrot flies, moles, fruit tree borers. Controls rust flies and some nematodes; protects tomatoes against red spiders. Protects roses from black spot, mildew and aphids.

  • Amaranth

    Trap for leaf miners. Attracts Ground beetle which preys on slugs, snail, cutworm and cabbage-root maggot.

  • Angelica

    Attract honeybees, wasps, and ladybugs. Angelica is really a short-lived perennial and dies after its flowering year.

  • Anise

    Licorice flavored herb, good host for predatory wasps which prey on aphids and it is also said to repel aphids. Deters pests from broccoli by camouflaging their odor. Depending upon your plans Anise is supposed to increase the essential oil production in basil.

  • Artichoke

    Artichokes' height also can provide sturdy supports for climbing plants and they can provide shade for smaller, more vulnerable plants. Tubers do not make good companions to artichokes as the root systems of both plants inhibits growth against both crops.

  • Asparagus

    Marigolds will deter beetles. Plant broad leaved annual vegetables or strawberries between the asparagus rows and they will thrive.

  • Basil

    Repels aphids, flies, mosquitos and mites; helps control insect pests such as tomato hornworms, asparagus beetles, and disease. Basil will kill your rosemary. Depending upon your plans Anise is supposed to increase the essential oil production in basil.

  • Bee Balm

    Great for attracting birds, butterflies, and bees. Pretty perennial that tends to get powdery mildew.

  • Beets

    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 care to eat them.

  • Bell Pepper

    They should also not be grown near apricot trees because a fungus that the pepper is prone to can cause a lot of harm to the apricot tree.

Last Update 2/9/2019: Added Swiss Chard, Chicory, and Kale