Do some of your vegetable plants in your garden need some new best friends? Might was well plant some that make sense! Good friends with good benefits!!! You may already know the benefits of planting marigolds by just about everything, but there is so much more! I’ve got a handy visual companion planting chart for you!
Finding a good companion for your tomatoes and other garden vegetables gives you benefits in three ways:
- First, the companion plant may improve the health or flavor of the target plant;
- Second, the companion plant can assist the growth and life cycle of its partner; and
- Third, the plants may repel or trap an undesirable critter or attract beneficial insects.
This companion planting visual guide will give you a good idea about which plants are good to plant with others. If you need a wider variety of plant ideas or the reason why, check out the resources below.
Additional Companion Planting Resources:
- Cornel Cooperative Extension – a good run down on companion planting guides plus the bug repellent benefits and plants that do NOT make good neighbors!
- Get a great run down of a wider variety of companion planting from Common Sense Homesteading.
- Shelle from Preparedness Mama has a companion planting basics to get you started.
A Vegetable’s Best Friend – Visual Companion Planting Chart
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