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Vegetables can be Good Neighbors too
By carefully choosing the neighborhood for your veggies, the neighborhood plants can help
each other improve flavor; attract beneficial insects; and ward off bad insects.

NOTE:  This is not an all-inclusive list.  The list only includes plants that I want to grow.
It is the compilation of my searches and experiences.   
(If you want to grow collards, kale and/or zucchini, for example, you'll have to do more searching)

Companion planting reasons

  • Companion plants are mostly likely ones your already have in your garden. By carefully creating neighborhoods, you improve the vigor and flavor of many plants.
     

  • Companion vegetable plants will deter unwanted insects.  With careful neighborhood planning your which helps to decrease the amount of pesticides and effort it takes to keep your garden pest free.
     

  • Vegetable companion planting increases the yields of the plants. What gardener wouldn't want to have a more productive garden?

eMail suggests for good & bad neighbors that work for you.

Chart of Good & Bad Neighbors - this is partial list of options for Companion Plants

The list is focused on the plants in My Lubbock Victory Garden 

Plant's Common Name

Good Neighbors

Bad Neighbors

Alliums (onions)

Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, Cauliflower, Eggplants, Kohlrabi, Peppers, Potatoes, Roses, Tomatoes, Turnips

Beans, Peas, Parsley

Asparagus

Basil, Carrots, Marigolds, Parsley, Tomatoes

Onion, Garlic, Potatoes

Beans

 Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, Cauliflower, Corn, Cucumbers, Peas, Radishes, most other vegetables and herbs

Tomatoes, chili peppers, Sunflowers, alliums (onions, garlic, etc), kales (cabbage, broccoli, etc) Gladiola

 

 

 

 

Pole Beans:  Corn,  Radishes

Pole Beans:  Beets, Cabbage, Kohlrabi, Sunflowers

 

Bush Beans:  Celery, Corn, Cucumbers, Potatoes, Strawberries

Bush Beans:  Onions

Beets

Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Bush Beans, Cauliflower, Garlic, Lettuce, Kohlrabi, Onions, Radishes, Sage

Pole beans

Brassicas 

Beets, Chamomile, Celery, Cucumbers,  Dill, Garlic, Hyssop, Lettuce, Nasturtiums, Onions, Peppermint, Potatoes, Rosemary, Sage, Spinach

Pole beans, strawberries, tomatoes

Carrots

Chives, Leeks, Lettuce, Onions, Peas, Radishes, Rosemary, Sage, Tomatoes

Dill

Celery

Brassicas, Bush Beans, Tomatoes, qdd some Cosmos, Daisies, Snapdragons for shade

Corn, Aster flowers, these can transmit the aster yellows disease

Chives

Carrots, tomatoes

Peas, beans

Corn

Cucumbers, Peas, Pole Beans, Marigolds, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Sunflowers, Squash

Tomatoes, Celery

Cucumber

Beans, Beets, Carrots, Corn, Dill, Lettuce, Marigolds, Nasturtiums, Onions, Peas, Radishes, Peas, Sunflowers

Potatoes, aromatic herbs

Dill

Cabbage, Onions, Cucumbers

Tomato

Eggplant

Beans, Peppers, Potatoes

 

Kohlrabi

Aromatic herbs, Beets, Onions

Pole Beans, Strawberries, Tomatoes

Leeks

Onions, celery, carrots

Legumes (beans, peas, etc)

Lettuce

Beets, Broccoli, Bush Beans, Carrots, Cucumbers, Celery, Dill, Onions, Pole Beans, Radishes, Strawberries, Sunflowers

Cabbage

Marigold

Plant throughout the garden

 

Melons 

Corn, Morning Glories, Sunflowers

Potatoes

Okra

Bell Peppers, Eggplant

 

Oregano

Good to all Vegetables

 

Onion (and garlic)

Beets, Chamomile, Leeks, Lettuce, Parsley, Strawberries, Summer Savory, Tomatoes

Peas, Beans

Parsley

Asparagus, Carrots, Roses, Tomatoes

 

Peanuts

Corn, Squash

none known

Peas

Carrots, Cucumbers, Radishes, Turnips, Radishes, Cucumbers, Corn, Beans, Lettuce, Potatoes, most vegetables and herbs

Onions, Garlic, Chives, Gladiolas

Peppers, Bell

Basil, Okra

 

Potatoes

Alyssum, Beans, Brassicas, Corn, Horseradish, Marigold, Eggplant, Watermelon

Pumpkin Squash, Cucumber, Sunflowers, Tomatoes, Raspberry

Pumpkins

Corn

Potato

Raspberries

Tansy

 

Radishes

Cucumbers, Leaf Lettuce, Nasturtiums, Peas, Pole Beans

 Hyssop

Roses

I know they are not vegetable, but I grow them  Alyssum, Garlic, Parsley

 Geraniums

Sage

Broccoli, Cauliflower, Rosemary, Cabbage, Carrots

Kohlrabi, Corn, Potatoes, Fennel, Cabbage

Soybeans

Grows/helps with everything

 

Spinach

Strawberries

 

Squash

Corn, Nasturtiums, Radishes

Potatoes

Strawberries

Bush Bean, Spinach, Borage, Lettuce (as a border), Onions

Cabbage

Sunflower

Cucumbers

Potato

Sweet Potatoes

none known

none known

Tomatoes

Asparagus, Basil, Bee Balm (Monarda), Carrots, Chives, Garlic, Parsley, Marigolds, Nasturtiums, Onions, Parsley 

Brassicas, Corn, Dill, Fennel, Potatoes

Turnip

Peas, Radishes

Brassicas, delphiniums, larkspurs, mustard, potatoes, other root crops 

Watermelons

corn, nasturtiums, peas, Sunflowers, squash, cucumbers, pumpkins and radishes

 

 

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