If you don’t know about companion planting, it’s something you should definitely pick up! When you pair certain plants together in the garden you can reap rewards like great pest control, sweeter fruits and veggies, and much more! All you need to get started is two plants that thrive off of one another. Such an easy recipe for success! Fortunately, I’ve already found all of the great companion plants for you! Use my guide to get started companion planting today.
The Best Companion Planting Pairs
Pair Tomatoes Or Peppers With Basil
Believe it or not, basil plants do well when paired with just about any vegetable variety. Not only does Basil help tomato plants to produce a larger yield, but basil repels any flies. Corn, celery, and onions also do well when paired with the tomato plant. You’ll definitely notice the difference in the first harvest after you pair these veggies together.
Plant Green Beans With Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Or Corn
Green beans are one of those vegetables that I add to my garden every single year. My family loves green beans, so why not grow them? To combat problems with bean beetles, try planting your green beans with members of the cabbage family (like Brussel sprouts). Just make sure that you keep onions far, far away from your beans. They’re actually proven to impede growth. Also, pair green beans with corn to fix nitrogen levels in the soil, your corn plants will love it.
Plant Marigolds Alongside Your Cucumbers
Marigolds are great companion plants because they keep a variety of pests away and at bay. Cucumber plants have problems with aphids and beetles, but there is an easy solution: break out the marigold. Plant marigolds right alongside your cucumber plants for pest-free veggies all year long. You can also pair them with tomato plants for the same pest-control effects!
Pair Onions With Carrots, Cabbage, Or Parsnips
Onions are a tricky companion plant because they can be detrimental to many varieties of plants. However, onions will keep aphids away from sensitive vegetables. Plant onions with carrots, cabbage, parsnips, tomatoes, and rosemary to keep the awful aphids away and keep your plants thriving.
Plant Lettuce With Beans, Beats, Or Peas
Slugs love lettuce. This is no secret. But you can do something about it to keep your leafy greens looking healthy in your garden. To keep aphids away from your side salad, I recommend companion planting them with beans, beats, or peas. Mint actually makes for a wonderful companion to lettuce, as well! However, gardeners should keep their lettuce plants away from parsley. Parsley grows rapidly and may damage your lettuce plant.