Gardening became a very popular trend nowadays. However, there is a reason for it, growing your fruits and veggies is very easy and rewarding. When you grow your own food, you know it’s organic and safe. But have you ever wondered why some vegetables and fruits grow for others and not for you?
You did everything according to the instructions: the soil was cultivated, fertilized, you diligently watered the plants, and again – nothing? Namely, the reason probably lies in the functioning of plants when they are together.
There are plants that should not be planted together, but also there is one that suits each other.
We will tell which plants are “companions” and which ones are “enemies”. So, the next time you start planting something, you don’t make a mistake.
How To Plan Your Garden And Use Companion Planting
If you plant garlic, it would be desirable that its neighbors are cucumber, or tomato, and carrot. Celery goes well with cucumbers, beans, leeks, cabbage, tomatoes, and spinach. If you decide to grow beets, they will thrive better when you plant it with red onions, lettuce, or beans.
If you plant onions, you should plant them with tomatoes or cucumbers, carrots, and beets. When it comes to peas, carrots, cabbage, kohlrabi, lettuce, radishes, and asparagus are the best companions.
Kohlrabi likes the following plants: peas, potatoes, beans, radishes, leeks, celery, lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, and corn.
If you go for a cucumber planting, feel free to add it next to onion and garlic, beans, lettuce, cabbage, or celery.
An unavoidable vegetable in the garden are the potatoes, which will thrive better if you put cabbage, onion, and garlic, beans, lettuce, and celery next to it.
Tomato adores and thrives better if you plant it near, beans, kohlrabi, red onions, cabbage, lettuce, leeks, celery, and radishes. Moreover, you can plant beans with cucumber, cabbage, kohlrabi, lettuce, radishes, celery, tomatoes, beets, and chard.
Leeks go well with carrots, cabbage, kohlrabi, lettuce, celery, and tomatoes. Next, horseradish loves the potatoes so you can plant it near them.
If you sow radishes, let their neighbors be peas, carrots, kohlrabi, cabbage, lettuce, spinach, parsley, tomatoes, and beans. Along with lettuce, cucumbers, beans, peas, cabbage, leeks, kohlrabi, tomatoes, radishes, and onions go best. You should plant spinach next to cabbage, potatoes, kohlrabi, radishes, tomatoes, and beans. Carrots love peas, leeks, onions, and radishes.
You can plant all types of cabbage and kale next to cucumbers, celery, leeks, radishes, spinach, and tomatoes. Zucchini and pumpkins go well with onions and beans, as well as other vegetables because there are no unwanted neighbors.
For example, any plant in the legume family does not thrive well in combination with several plants, such as garlic and onions, chives, and leeks. In addition, legumes should not be planted next to peppers, whether they are peppers or hot peppers. Plants that repel pests do not allow beans to thrive. Tomatoes like nice and warm weather and crops from the colder season, such as broccoli and cauliflower “have something against” them. Also, do not plant a combination of tomatoes with parsley, cucumbers, and carrots.
To get the idea which plant goes well with which you can look at the list down below: