Companion Planting Guide


Companion planting is an age-old gardening practice that involves pairing plants for mutual benefit. It's an organic way to enhance your garden's health and productivity.

Here is a guide to get you started.

Comprehensive Companion Planting Guide

1. Tomatoes

  • Companions: Basil, marigolds, carrots, lettuce, onions, parsley, and garlic.
  • Avoid: Cabbage, fennel, and potatoes.

2. Peppers

  • Companions: Basil, onions, spinach, and carrots.
  • Avoid: Beans and kohlrabi.

3. Carrots

  • Companions: Tomatoes, onions, leeks, rosemary, and chives.
  • Avoid: Dill and parsnips.

4. Cucumbers

  • Companions: Beans, celery, lettuce, dill, peas, and radishes.
  • Avoid: Potatoes and aromatic herbs.

5. Lettuce

  • Companions: Carrots, radishes, strawberries, cucumbers, and onions.
  • Avoid: Cabbage and parsley.

6. Beans

  • Companions: Corn, cucumbers, strawberries, celery, and most vegetables and herbs.
  • Avoid: Onions, garlic, and peppers.

7. Cabbage and Other Brassicas (Broccoli, Cauliflower, Kale)

  • Companions: Dill, celery, onions, potatoes, beets, and chamomile.
  • Avoid: Strawberries, tomatoes, and pole beans.

8. Corn

  • Companions: Beans, squash, peas, and cucumbers.
  • Avoid: Tomatoes.

9. Onions and Garlic

  • Companions: Tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, and carrots.
  • Avoid: Beans and peas.

10. Zucchini and Squash

  • Companions: Corn, beans, radishes, and marigolds.
  • Avoid: Potatoes.

11. Strawberries

  • Companions: Beans, borage, lettuce, and spinach.
  • Avoid: Cabbage.

12. Potatoes

  • Companions: Beans, corn, cabbage, and marigolds.
  • Avoid: Tomatoes, cucumbers, and raspberries.

13. Eggplants

  • Companions: Beans, peppers, tomatoes, and marigolds.
  • Avoid: Potatoes.

14. Radishes

  • Companions: Carrots, cucumbers, and lettuce.
  • Avoid: Hyssop.

15. Peas

  • Companions: Carrots, cucumbers, radishes, turnips, and beans.
  • Avoid: Onions, garlic, and leeks.

16. Beets

  • Companions: Onions, cabbage, and lettuce.
  • Avoid: Pole beans.

17. Spinach

  • Companions: Strawberries and eggplants.
  • Avoid: Potatoes.

18. Herbs

  • Many herbs like basil, dill, and parsley are beneficial companions to a wide range of vegetables due to their ability to repel pests and attract beneficial insects.

This list provides a comprehensive overview of various companion planting options for a range of common garden plants. It's a great resource for gardeners looking to maximize the health and productivity of their gardens through natural, symbiotic plant relationships.