What is companion planting?

tomatoes and marigolds?


5/25/20231 min read

a field of orange flowers
a field of orange flowers

Here's why you should consider companion planting
It's all about strategically pairing plants together that have mutual benefits.

  1. Pest Control:
    Some plants repel pests, while others attract beneficial insects that prey on them. It's like having a natural pest control team in your garden.

  2. Soil Harmony:
    Companion planting creates a balanced soil ecosystem. Some plants enrich the soil with nutrients, while others suppress weeds naturally.

  3. Space Optimization:
    Pair plants that complement each other in height, spread, or root structure to make the most of your garden's space.

  4. Pollination Boost:
    Certain plant combinations attract pollinators, ensuring a bountiful harvest by facilitating the transfer of pollen.

IImplement these top 3 companion planting combinations:

  1. Tomato, Basil, Marigold:
    Plant these three together for shade, pest control, and protection from unwanted guests.

  2. Carrot and Onion:
    Pair carrots with onions to repel carrot flies and add flavor to your garden.

  3. Beans and Corn:
    Plant climbing beans near cornstalks for natural trellises and nitrogen fixation, benefiting both crops.

PRO-TIP! If they grow together their flavours go well together