Companion Planting Guide

When planning your garden it’s a good idea to plant good garden communities. This is the whole concept behind companion planting. It’s true that certain plants grown close to each other help each other and the opposite also holds true, some plants can actually hinder the growth and health of their neighbor by hogging resources.  

In order to thrive, plants need good companions. By growing plants with good companions, you bring peace and prosperity to your garden.

When planning out your garden, avoid planting in long rows or large groupings of the same type of plant and incorporate flowers and herbs. Problematic pests are attracted to large groups of the same type of vegetable. It’s believed that the practice of staggering herbs and flowers a midst your vegetables confuses pests and assists in deterring them and the damage they can cause while certain flowers and herbs attract beneficial insects to your garden.

Good plant companions work in support of each other. The list and info-graphic below will help you plan your garden and develop “Good Garden Communities”.

Asparagus

Companions: Tomato, Parsley, Basil

Incompatible: N/A

Carrots

Companions: Peas, Lettuce, Onion, Sage, Tomato

Incompatible: Dill

Lettuce

Companions: Carrot, Radish, Strawberry, Cucumber

Incompatible: N/A

Peas

Companions: Carrots, Radish, Turnip, Cucumber, Beans

Incompatible: Onions, Potato

Spinach

Companions: Strawberry, Fava Bean

Incompatible: N/A

Beans

Companions: Most Herbs & Vegetables

Incompatible: Onion

Celery

Companions: Nasturtium, Onion, Cabbage, Tomato

Incompatible: N/A

Onion

Companions: Beets, Carrot, Lettuce, Cabbage

Incompatible: Beans, Peas

Potato

Companions: Beans, Cabbage, Horseradish, Marigolds

Incompatible: Sunflower, Cucumber, Tomato

Tomato

Companions: Onion, Marigold, Asparagus, Carrot, Parsley, Cucumber, Basil

Incompatible: Cabbage, Fennel, Potato

Cabbage

Companions: Aromatic Herbs, Celery, Beets, Onion Family, Chamomile, Spinach, Chard

Incompatible: Strawberries, Tomato, Dill

Cucumber

Companions: Beans, Peas, Sunflower, Radish

Incompatible: Aromatic herbs, Potato

Parsley

Companions: Tomato, Asparagus

Incompatible: N/A

Radish

Companions: Peas, Nasturtium, Lettuce, Cucumber

Incompatible: Hyssop

Turnip

Companions: Pea

Incompatible: Potato

Florida Companion Planting Chart