Vegetable companion planting can provide your garden with some great natural benefits.
By simply paying attention to the plants that do well together, as well as those that don’t like growing close to each other, you will find that you are able to grow a greater variety of healthy plants in your garden.
Continue reading our page to see additional benefits of planting your survival garden this way, and be sure to view the helpful companion planting charts below...
The idea behind companion planting involves planting different kinds of plants together so that they benefit and help each other grow.
1. More produce out of your survival garden.
2. A natural method of pest control.
A perfect example of planting beneficial plants together was done by Native Americans, they would commonly plant beans, corn and squash together. The benefits of these 3 vegetable companion plants are:
The additional benefits that come from planting these vegetable companions together are; it prevents weeds from growing, and is also a great water saver.
A few more garden examples of vegetable companion planting are:
This concept is certainly worth considering, BEFORE you begin
planting your vegetable garden. Below is a more extensive vegetable
companion planting chart to help you learn more about the most common
vegetables that you might want to consider planting together in your
|Plant||Good Companions||Bad Companions|
|Basil||Pepper, Tomato, Marigold|
|Bush Beans||Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Celery, Chard, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Leek, Lettuce, Parsnip, Pea, Potato, Radish, Rosemary, Strawberry, Savory, Sunflower, Tansy, Marigold||Basil, Fennel, Kohlrabi, Onion|
|Pole Beans||Carrots, Cauliflower, Chard, Corn Cucumber, Eggplant, Lettuce, Marigold, Pea, Potato, Radish, Rosemary, Savory, Strawberry, Tansy||Basil, Beets, Cabbage, Fennel, Kohlrabi, Onion, Radish, Sunflower|
|Beets||Bush Beans, Cabbage family, Lettuce, Lima Bean, Onion, Radish, Sage||Mustard, Pole Bean|
|Cabbage Family||Bush Beans, Beets, Carrot, Celery, Cucumber, Dill, Lettuce, Mint, Nasturtium, Onions, Rosemary, Sage, Spinach, Thyme, All Strong Herbs, Marigold, Nasturtium||Pole Bean, Strawberry, Tomato|
|Carrots||Beans, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Chives, Lettuce, Leek, Onion, Peas, Radish, Rosemary, Sage, Tomato||Celery, Dill, Parsnip|
|Celery||Almost everything except —> —> —> —>||Carrot, Parsley, Parsnip|
|Corn||All Beans, Beets, Cabbage, Cantaloupe, Cucumber, Melons, Parsley, Peas, Early Potatoes, Pumpkin, Squash||Tomato|
|Cucumbers||Bush Beans, Pole Beans, Cabbage family, Corn, Dill, Eggplant, Lettuce, Marigold, Nasturtium, Onions, Peas, Radish, Tomato, Savory, Sunflower, No Strong Herbs||Potato|
|Eggplant||Bush Beans, Pole Beans, Peas, Peppers, Potato, Spinach||Fennel|
|Lettuce||Everything, but especially Carrots, Garlic, Onion and Radish||
|Melon||Corn, Nasturtium, Radish||Potato|
|Onion||Beets, Cabbage family, Carrots, Celery, Cucumber, Lettuce, Parsnip, Pepper, Spinach, Squash, Strawberries, Tomato, Turnip, Savory||Asparagus, Beans, Peas, Sage|
|Peas||Bush Beans, Pole Beans, Carrots, Celery, Chicory, Corn Cucumber, Eggplant, Parsley, Early Potato, Radish, Spinach, Strawberry, Sweet pepper, Turnips||Onion, Late Potato|
|Potato||Bush bean, Cabbage family, Carrot, Corn, Horseradish, Marigold, Onion, Parsnip, Peas||Cucumber, Kohlrabi, Parsnip, Pumpkin, Rutabaga, Squash family, Sunflower, Turnip, Fennel,|
|Radish||Beet, Bush Beans, Pole Beans, Carrots, Cucumber, Lettuce, Melons, Nasturtium, Parsnip, Peas, Spinach, Squash family||Hyssop|
|Spinach||Celeriac, Celery, Corn, Eggplant, Cauliflower|
|Squash||Corn, Onion, Radish|
|Strawberry||Bush Beans, Lettuce, Nasturtium, Onion, Radish, Spinach||Cabbage, Potato|
|Tomato||Asparagus, Basil, Bean, Cabbage family, Carrots, Celery, Chive, Cucumber, Garlic, Head lettuce, Marigold, Mint, Nasturtium, Onion, Parsley, Pepper, Marigold||Pole Beans, Corn, Dill, Fennel, Potato|
|Plant||Pests Plant Deters & Benefits|
|Basil||Plant with tomatoes to improve growth and flavor and to repel flies and mosquitoes. Do not plant near Rue.|
|Chamomile||Improves flavor of cabbages and onions.|
|Horseradish||Plant in potato patch to keep away potato bugs.|
|Rue||Deters Japanese beetles in roses and raspberries.|
|Bay Leaf||A fresh bay leaf in each storage container of beans or grains will deter weevils and moths.|
|Chervil||Companion to radishes for improved growth and flavor.|
|Hyssop||Companion plant to cabbage and grapes, deters cabbage moths. Do not plant near radishes.|
|Sage||Companion plant with rosemary, cabbage, and carrots to deter cabbage moths, beetles, and carrot flies. Do not plant near cucumbers.|
|Bee Balm||Plant with tomatoes to improve growth and flavor.|
|Chives||Improves growth and flavor of carrots.|
|Summer Savory||Plant with beans and onions to improve growth and flavor. Discourages cabbage moths.|
|Borage||Companion plant for tomatoes, squash and strawberries. Deters tomato worms.|
|Dill||Improves growth and health of cabbage. Do not plant near carrots.|
|Marjoram||Improves flavor of all vegetables.|
|Tansy||Plant with fruit trees, roses, and raspberries. Deters flying insects, Japanese beetles, striped cucumber beetles, squash bugs, and ants.|
|Caraway||Good for loosening compacted soil.|
|Garlic||Plant near roses to repel aphids.|
|Mint||Deters white cabbage moths, and improves the health of cabbages and tomatoes.|
|Thyme||Deters cabbage worms.|
|Catnip||Deters flea beetles.|
|Gopher Purge||Deters gophers and moles.|
|Rosemary||Companion plant to cabbage, beans, carrots, and sage. Deters cabbage moths, bean beetles and carrot flies.|
|Wormwood||Keeps animals out of the garden when planted as a border.|