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My Companion Planting Guide For Veggies, Herbs And Salad Veggies

By Janet Vargas - Owner Of This Website

GOOD NEWS FOR GARDENERS AND BEGINNER GARDENERS. YOU MAY HAVE HEARD OF COMPANION PLANTING BEFORE. IT HAS REALLY INCREASED IN POPULARITY SINCE I FIRST HEARD OF IT. FOR MANY YEARS, CERTAIN GARDENERS HAVE FOUND THAT CERTAIN PLANTS PLANTED CLOSE TO EACH-OTHER CAN ACTUALLY HELP EACH-OTHER GROW WELL AND SOME ARE KNOWN TO HINDER EACH-OTHER. ORGANIC GARDENERS AND PERMACULTURISTS WATCH AND PRACTICE THESE PRINCIPLES VERY CLOSELY INSTEAD OF MONO-CROPS WHICH CAN ATTRACT A LOT OF BUGS.

CERTAIN HERBS AND VEGIES WHEN PLANTED TOGETHER CAN DETER A LOT OF INSECTS FROM DAMAGING OUR HERBS AND VEGGIES WE SPEND PRECIOUS TIME AND MONEY ON – NOT TO MENTION HOPEFUL EXPECTATIONS. PLANTING A DIVERSITY OF PLANTS TOGETHER IS ALSO KNOWN TO CONFUSE THE WOULD BE INVADING INSECTS FROM ATTACKING YOUR HOMEGROWN PRODUCE. THESE THINGS HAVE BEEN GAINING THE INTEREST OF SCIENTISTS ACROSS THE WORLD IN RECENT TIMES WHO ARE NOW INCLINED TO RECOMMEND THESE GARDENING PRACTICES IN PREFERENCE TO CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS AND PESTICIDES – IT’S MUCH HEALTHIER FOR YOU. IT IS BETTER TO SIDE WITH NATURE THAN WORK AGAINST IT. BE A FRIEND OF NATURE AND NATURE WILL BE A FRIEND TO YOU.

ANOTHER GOOD TIP TO REMEMBER SOMETIMES IS IF A HERB OR VEGGIE PLANT LISTED HERE SEEMS TO HAVE NO OBJECTIONS TO OTHER PLANTS, IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO MAKE SURE THEIR WATERING NEEDS ARE SIMILAR AKA A PLANT THAT NEEDS LOTS OF WATER SHOULD NOT BE PLANTED NEXT TO A PLANT THAT LIKES LITTLE WATER (DOESN'T LIKE WET FEET)

SHALL WE GO?

I Have Made This Guide/List In Separate Categories Instead Of A-Z. Also, The Information Is Colour-Coded For Easy Reference. GREEN For Good Companions (for various reasons) And RED For Plants That Dislike Growing Together Or It Does Not Work Out Well For Them. So GREEN for YES and RED for NO! If You See A Star * Next To An Item, Read NOTES At End Of The Page. I Have Researched This Info From Various Webpages With Charts Etc Collectively Speaking. A 48 Hour Project Getting It All Together:)

Salad Herbs & Veggies

Lettuce

Radishes, Strawberries, Beans, Beetroot, Cabbage, Carrots, Cucumbers, Onions, Parsnips, Peas, Mints, Chervil, Lovage, Marjoram, Marigolds

Parsley, Cabbage, Kale, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Kohlrabis, Fennel, Sunflowers

Cucumbers

Lettuce, Peas, Beans, Chives, Carrots, Sweetcorn, Radishes, Tomatoes, Celery, Cabbage Family, Parsnips, Basil, Dill,  Oregano, Marjoram, Lovage, Marigolds, Nasturtiums

Potatoes, Basil, Peppermint, Sage, Strongly Aromatic Herbs

Carrots

Lettuce, Parsley, Coriander, Chives, Onions, Leeks, Peas, Beans, Tomatoes, Capsicums, Cucumbers, Radishes, Lovage, Marjoram.

Parsnips, Dill, Celery

Celery

Beans, Peas, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Turnips, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Leeks, Onions, Garlic, Chives, Coriander, Oregano, Dill, Tomatoes, Lettuce, Cucumbers, Zucchini, Chamomile, Cosmos, Daisies, Marigolds

Carrots, Parsnips, Sweetcorn, Parsley, Radishes, Potatoes

Radishes

Carrots, Lettuce, Spinach, Peas, Beans, Onions, Beetroot, Parsnips, Mints, Cucumbers, Melons, Zucchini, Chervil, Nasturtiums

Sweetcorn, Kohlrabi, Turnips, Fennel, Sunflowers, Hyssop

Parsley

Carrots, Peas, Beans, Sweetcorn, Tomatoes, Broccoli, Cabbage, Onions, Chives, Capsicums, Chillies, Asparagus, Dill, Basil, Marjoram, Oregano, Lovage, Thyme, Lemon Balm, Lavender, Apple Trees, Roses

Mint, Lettuce, Carrots, Onions, Garlic, Chives, Leafy Greens, Carrots, Parsnips

Other Herbs

Coriander/Cilantro

Tomatoes, Spinach, Dill, Basil, Mints, Yarrow

Lavender, Thyme, Rosemary, Fennel

Mints *

Carrots, Lettuce, Peas, Beetroot, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Capsicums, Chillies, Eggplants, Kohlrabi, Squash

Parsley, Rosemary, Thyme, Lavender

Lemon Balm *

Parsley, Chives, Carrots, Pumpkin, Tomatoes, Lettuce, Cabbage, Radishes, Onions, Dill, Basil, Zucchini, Watermelons, Rockmelons, Honeydew melons, Berries, Petunias, Chamomile, Marigolds

Thyme, Basil, Mint, Lavender, Rosemary, Sage

Chives

Peas, Carrots, Strawberries, Lettuce, Cucumbers, Cabbage, Tomato, Onions, Garlic, Grapes, Apple Tree

Pole Beans, Beetroot

Garlic

Dill, Beetroot, Kale, Spinach, Potatoes, Carrots, Eggplants, Tomatoes, Capsicums, Chillies, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Kohlrabi

Asparagus, Peas, Beans, Parsley

Dill

Chives, Lemon Balm, Asparagus, Sweetcorn, Cucumbers, Onions, Lettuce, Cabbage Family (Brussels Sprouts, kohlrabi, Broccoli, etc.) Basil, Lemon Thyme, Lovage

Capsicums, Chillies, Potatoes, Eggplant, Coriander, Lavender

Oregano

Parsley, Chives, Parsley, Eggplant, Capsicums, Beans, Cabbage, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Kohlrabi, Turnips, Thyme, Marjoram, Basil, Squash, Strawberries, Lavender

Peas, Mint, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celery, Spinach, Asparagus, Chokeberry, Arugula, Watercress

Basil

Tomatoes, Capsicums, Chillies, Eggplants, Zucchini, Oregano, Parsley, Coriander (Cilantro) Tarragon

Cucumber, Mint, Fennel, Rue, and Rosemary

Leafy Greens

Lettuce

Strawberries, Peas, Beans, Chives, Garlic, Cabbage, Carrots, Cucumbers, Parsnips, Onions, Radishes, Beetroot, Marigolds, Mints, Chervil, Lovage, Marjoram, Marigolds

Parsley, Cabbage, Kale, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Kohlrabis, Fennel, Sunflowers

Spinach

Cabbage, Strawberries, Broccoli, Beetroot, Onions, Bok Choy, Radishes, Turnips, Bush Beans, Snow Peas, Snap Peas, Coriander, Lettuce, Silverbeet eggplants, leeks, brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, radish, nasturtiums, petunias and marigolds

Sweetcorn, Potatoes, Fennel, Pumpkins, Melons, Sunflowers,

Kale *

KALE – A No No! Contains something called Progoitrin, which can interfere with Thyroid Hormone Synthesis and essentially block the Iodine your thyroid needs to function efficiently. This can result in fluctuating Blood Sugar Levels and Weight.

Silverbeet/Swiss Chard

Onions, Garlic, Beans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts, Kale, Kohlrabi, Onions, Marigolds, Lavender

Spinach, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Sweetcorn, Potatoes, Beetroot, Squash, Cucumbers, Melons, Amaranth, Fennel, Sunflowers

Gourmet Veggies

Onions, Garlic

Beetroot, Chamomile, Carrots, Lettuce, Radishes, Cabbage Family, Tomatoes, Silverbeet

Peas, Beans, Strawberries, Cabbage, Potatoes  

Capsicums and Chillies

Carrots, Onions, Tomatoes, Eggplants, Mints, Okra, Beans, Peas, Oregano, Basil, Thyme, Dill, Coriander, Parsley, Marigolds, Nasturtiums, Calendula, Petunias, Geraniums

Potatoes, Brassicas, Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts, Kohlrabi, Kale, Collards, Fennel, Apricot Trees

Tomatoes

Carrots, Onions, Chives, Parsley, Mints, Celery, Parsnips, Asparagus, Sweetcorn, Basil, Marigolds, Nasturtiums

Rosemary, Potatoes, Dill, Kohl Rabi, Fennel, Strawberries

Eggplants

Spinach, Broccoli, Peas, Beans, Onions, Chives, Capsicums, Chillies, Potatoes, Beets, Radishes, Lettuce, Mints, Dill, Oregano, Marigold, Calendula, Rosemary, Marjoram, Nasturtium

Potatoes, Tomatoes, Sweetcorn, Pumpkin, Kohlrabi, Fennel, geranium, Melons

Celery

Beans, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Leeks, Tomatoes, Dill

Oregano,

Sweetcorn

Parsley, Beans, Cucumber, Peas, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Squash, Melons, Parsnips, Zucchini

Asparagus

Strawberries, Parsley, Chives, Tomatoes, Basil, Lovage, Marjoram, Coriander, Dill, Beetroot, Lettuce, Spinach, Marigolds, Nasturtiums, Rhubarb

Garlic, Onions, Potatoes

Root Veggies

Carrots

Chives, Lettuce, Cucumbers, Onions, Leeks, Peas, Beans, Tomatoes, Capsicums, Radishes, Coriander, Lovage, Marjoram

Parsnips, Dill, Celery, Potatoes

Potatoes *

Beans, Lettuce, Spinach, Cabbage Family, Eggplants, Sweetcorn, Peas, Parsnips, Parsley, Basil, Thyme, Chamomile, Yarrow, Petunias, Marigolds, Alyssum, Nasturtiums

Cucumber, Pumpkin, Sunflower, Onions, Tomatoes, Spinach, Squash, Rosemary

Peas, Kohl Rabi, Onions, Bush Beans, Butter Beans (not pole beans) Spinach, Silverbeet, Lettuce, Cabbage Family, Mints, Dill, Lovage, Marjoram

Beetroot

Tomatoes, Onions, Garlic, Lettuce, Silverbeet, Carrots, Bush Beans, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Kohlrabi, Asparagus

Peas, Beans, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Pmpkin, Turnips, Mustard

Parsnips *

Carrots, Radishes, Peas, Bush beans, Tomatoes, Capsicums, Lettuce, Garlic, Potatoes

Carrots, Celery, Dill, Fennel

Swedes

Onions, Peas

Turnips

(Some Are Sweeter Like Japanese Turnip, Tokyo Cross)

Peas, Nasturtiums

Potatoes, All Root Veggies Including Radishes, Mustard

Legumes – Nitrogen Plants

Beans

Carrots, Celery, Spinach, Cabbage Family, Peas, Cucumbers, Sweetcorn, Potatoes, Parsnips, Lettuce, Parsley, Eggplants, Lovage, Majoram, Marigolds

Beetroot, Onion, Chives, Garlic, Kohl Rabi

Peas

Lettuce, Spinach, Beans, Carrots, Mints, Cucumbers, Cabbage, Sweetcorn, Radishes, Swedes, Turnips, Squash, Coriander

Onions, Shallots, Garlic, Potatoes

Allium Family

(Onions, Garlic, Leeks, Chives, Shallots)

Onions, Garlic

Beetroot, Chamomile, Carrots, Lettuce, Radishes, Cabbage Family, Tomatoes, Silverbeet

Peas, Beans, Strawberries, Cabbage, Potatoes  

Leeks

Carrots, Celery, Onions, Parsnips, Lovage, Majoram, Strawberries

Beans, Peas, Parsley

Brassica Family

(Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Bock Choy, Kohl Rabi, Brussels sprouts)

Mints, Peas, Coriander, Lettuce, Celery, Dill, Onions, Thyme, Beetroot, Potatoes, Lavender, Marigolds and Nasturtiums

Beans, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Garlic, Basil

Pumpkins and Melons

(Pumpkin/Squash, Zucchini, Acorn Pumpkin)

Sweetcorn, Nasturtiums, Marjoram

Potatoes

Zucchini

Peas, Beans, Dill, Garlic, Oregano, Marigolds, Mint, Nasturtiums

Potatoes, Fennel, Pumpkin, Cantaloupe

Watermelons

Mints, Oregano, Thyme, Radishes, Tomatoes, Sweetcorn, Okra, Nasturtiums

Walnut Trees, Cabbage and Potatoes

Rockmelon/Cantaloupe Honeydew

Radishes, Tomatoes, Sweetcorn, Bush Beans, Okra, Radishes, Garlic, Leeks, Onions, Shallots, Lettuce, Okra,
Mints, Oregano, Thyme, Marigolds, Bee Balm, Nasturtiums

Potatoes, Zucchini, Other Melons, Cucumbers, Strawberries, Dahlias

Plants For Sweets

Strawberries

Bush Beans, Lettuce, Spinach, Silverbeet, Onions

Cabbage Family, Tomatoes, Garlic, Cantaloupe

Rhubarb *

Strawberries, Garlic, Onions, Broccoli, Kale, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Beans, Turnips

Melons, Cucumbers, Pumpkins, Tomatoes

MORE INFO COMING FOR

Eggplants, Celery, Sweetcorn, Swedes, Turnips, Pumpkins

This Guide/List Will Be Updated From Time To Time Because I Keep Finding Some Really Good Gardening Websites Occasionally. And Just Like Any Honest Website Will Tell You "There Are No Guarantees" I Did My Best To Research For You And Myself. ENJOY!

IMPORTANT NOTES:

I have included things like Parsnips, Turnips and Swedes... Strawberries, Rhubarb and Watermelon... Lemon Balm... a few interactive flowers, that are missing in various Companion Growing Charts we find Online.

I left out Invasive Plants like SUNCHOKE (Jerusalem Artichoke) AMARANTH and SUNFLOWERS that can take over a Veggie Patch or even fill a yard. Because FENNEL freely reseeds itself, it is Invasive and pretty much permanent. I also left out Rosemary that grows Big; BORAGE and STINGING NETTLE that are extremely prickly and invasive too; SAGE and GLOBE ARTICHOKE because they taste so awful to most people. I did things this way in the interest of Beginner Gardeners, so they can Enjoy their New-Found Experience without off-putting hazards. MINT is usually Invasive when it thrives - you could separate it some way because it is beneficial in your garden. Don't grow Mints together, they clash. LEMON BALM sometimes springs up in a few different spots and is very well loved. LEMON VERBENA smells delightful but it can be very difficult to grow, it drops it's leaves when stressed, and it takes some time to establish. LEMONGRASS grows very tall and usually prefers a spot on it's own. You can divide it like Ginger and Turmeric (those three need that so they don't become overcrowded) RHUBARB grows big with really big leaves and thrives on it's own where planted and when cared for correctly. Be prepared, SWEETCORN grows tall and needs plenty of space... be careful that it does not tower over other plants and compete for sunshine. If you are considering growing CELERY it goes without saying, they will need plenty of space and they can tower over small herbs and Veggies that need sunshine. Please be careful when planting POTATOES because they multiply and come back every season and deplete the soil of Nutrients. According to expert gardeners, we should not let them go any more than 3 Seasons because plants then become affected. Temporary Grow Bags, available from eBay and Amazon, are great to grow them in. If you decide to grow CARROTS or PARSNIPS, make sure to avoid infestations they can get, by clicking on this link HERE where you will find helpful information how to avoid that with natural methods. Or simply note: Planting Carrots and Parsnips together is not ideal. Carrots are extremely vulnerable to disease and pests. The parsnips can get infected thus rendering the parsnips ineffective in protecting your garden. Is KALE Healthy? Absolutely Not! A Health Writer tells a rather surprising story of how, after years of juicing kale, she found that it contributed to a serious medical condition -  Hypothyroidism. A major cause of Overweight and problems with very Low Energy Levels!

I do hope these practical Tips came in handy for Beginners. The Companion Items I've listed in this Post should satisfy most.

A very strict Copyright applies to this Post. Readers, for your convenience, you have my permission to make a personal MS Word document copy for yourself. You may also feel free to print a copy for a gardening friend without a computer. ENJOY!

3 thoughts on “My Companion Planting Guide For Veggies, Herbs And Salad Veggies

  1. Marsha

    Thank you Janet, we can see you have worked at this list considerably, to have all this information. We noticed you have some items here that are not included on a few lists we have seen.

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  2. David and Jillian

    Janet, what a fabulous list! Love the way you have divided them into groups. We have learnt much and been inspired to grow a few more varieties next Autumn. This is our second year gardening and we will be a little more experienced next year. It is a good idea we are introduced to companion planting now, something else we have discovered in your posts. Thanks so much for being here for us Aussies!

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    1. Janet

      Hi there folks, had no idea why the Comments closed, found it. Love David and Jillian's Comments, thanks so much. Happy Spring Gardening to Everyone!!!

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