Companion Planting


Companion Planting flowers with vegetables in a raised bed vegetable garden

A diverse mix of plants makes for healthy garden! Companion planting can use garden space efficiently, help prevent pest problems, attract beneficial insets and keep the soil healthy. For a printer friendly version, please click here.

PLANT

FRIENDS

FOES

Asparagus

Basil, Cilantro, Peppers, Tomatoes, Parsley

Onions, Garlic, Potato

Beans

Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Lettuce, Pea, Radish, Strawberry, Savory, Marigold

Onion

Beets

Bush Beans, Cabbage, Onion, Sage

Pole Beans

Cabbage Family*

Beans, Beets, Celery, Onions, Tomato, Marigold, Nasturtium

Strawberry, Onions

Carrot

Beans, Lettuce, Peas, Tomatoes, Onions

Dill, Parsnip

Cauliflower

Beans, Celery

Nasturtium, Peans, Tomato, Potato

Celery

Cabbages, Spinach, Tomatoes, Onions

Parsnip, Potatoes

Corn

Beans, Cucumbers, Peas, Pumpkin, Potato, Sunflower

Tomato

Cucumbers

Beans, Corn, Onions, Pea, Lettuce

Strong herbs

Eggplant

Beans, Spinach, Potatoes, Peppers

Garlic

Cucumbers, Lettuce

Leek

Carrot, Celery

Lettuce

Carrots, Radish, Strawberries, Beets

Melons

Corn, Nasturtium, Radish

Onions

Cabbage Family, Lettuce, Tomatoes

Beans, Peas

Peas

Beans, Carrots, Corn, Cucumber, Radish, Turnips

Onion

Pepper

Asparagus, Carrot, Eggplant, Tomato

Beans, Brussel Sprouts

Potato

Corn, Cabbage, Peas, Eggplant

Pumpkin, Sunflower, Cucumber

Pumpkin

Corn, Squash

Potato

Radish

Beets, Carrots, Peas, Spinach, Beans

Cabbage Family, Cauliflower

Spinach

Cabbage Family, Eggplants, Leeks, Lettuce, peas, Radish, Strawberry

Parsnips, Potatoes

Swiss Chard

Beans, Cabbage Family, Celery, Cauliflower

Parsnips

Strawberries

Beans, Garlic, Lettuce, Onions, Peas, Spinach

Cabbage Family

Tomatoes

Asparagus, Beans, Carrots, Celery, Cucumbers, Lettuce, Marigolds, Nasturtium, Onion, Peppers

Cabbage Family, Corn, Dill, Potatoes

Turnip

Peas

Zucchini

Nasturtium

* Cabbage Family Includes Cabbage, Broccoli, Kale & Brussel Sprouts.


Ultimately, almost all garden plants can be grown together in any combination that is desired or convenient. The above recommendations will help produce healthier and more robust yields. It is always best to rotate your crops from year to year, so that nutrients taken and also added to the soil by your plants is varied by each year.