Companion Planting Chart, Map and Guide | Companion Gardening Map & Chart


Companion planting means putting plants together in the garden that like each other, or help each other out. Companion planting can have a real impact on the health and yield of your plants.

Organic gardeners strive to achieve a balance in their gardens so that they don't require chemicals for pest or disease control.

 

Companion planting can play a significant role
in assisting with pest control.

Some combinations work because of scents they use to repel insects,
others work because they attract good bugs.

     
 
Companion Planting Chart for Vegetables
 
   
 
Vegetable
Really likes to be with…
Really dislikes to be with…
     

Asparagus

Basil, Tomato, Nasturtium, Parsley

Onion, Garlic, Potato

Beans

Carrot, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Cucumber, Marigold

Chives, Leek, Garlic

Broad Beans

Brassicas, Carrot, Celery, Corn, Lettuce, Potato

Fennel

Beets

Brassicas, Lettuce, Onion, Sage

Bean (pole)

Broccoli

Celery, Chamomile, Dill, Rosemary

Oregano, Strawberry

Brussel Sprouts

Potato, Thyme

Strawberry

Cabbage

Beetroot, Potato, Oregano, Sage

Strawberry, Tomato

Carrot

Bush Beans, Pole Beans, Lettuce, Onion, Pea, Radish, Tomato

Chives, Dill, Parsnip, Radish

Cauliflower

Beans, Celery, Oregano

Nasturtium, Peas, Potato, Strawberry, Tomato

Celery

Cabbage, Leek, Onion, Spinach, Tomato

Parsnip, Potato

Corn

Bean, Cucumber, Melon, Pea, Pumpkin, Potato, Radish

Tomato

Cucumber

Bean, Celery, Lettuce, Pea, Radish

Cauliflower, Potato, Basil

Eggplant

Bean, Capsicum, Potato, Spinach

Leek

Carrot, Celery, Strawberry

Lettuce

Carrots, Radishes, Strawberry

Beans, Beetroot, Parsley

Melon

Corn, Radish

Potato

Onion

Bean Sprout, Broccoli, Cabbage, Lettuce, Strawberry, Tomato

Bean, Pea

Pea

Beans, Carrot, Corn, Cucumber, Radish

Onion Family

Potato

Bean, Corn, Cabbage, Pea, Eggplant

Cucumber, Pumpkin, Squash, Sunflower

Pumpkin

Corn

Potato

Spinach

Celery, Cauliflower, Eggplant

Tomato

Asparagus, Celery, Carrot, Parsley, Marigold

Corn, Fennel, Potato

Zucchini

Nasturtium

 
   
     

When planning your garden, take some time to think about the layout of your garden to incorporate some of the companion planting ideas. Use the following COMPANION PLANTING MAP as a guideline.

Companion Planting Garden Map

 

Types of Companion Planting

There are a number of systems and ideas using companion planting. Square foot gardening, for example, attempts to protect plants from many normal gardening problems by packing them as closely together as possible, which is facilitated by using companion plants, which can be closer together than normal.

Another system using companion planting is the forest garden, where companion plants are intermingled to create an actual ecosystem, emulating the interaction of up to seven levels of plants in a forest or woodland.

Organic gardening often depends on companion planting for its best performance, since so many synthetic means of fertilizing, weed reduction, pest control, and other garden needs are forbidden.

Three Sisters: Native American Companion Planting

Companion planting was practiced in various forms by Native Americans prior to the arrival of Europeans. One common system was the planting of corn (maize) and pole beans together. The inclusion of squash with these two plants completes the Three Sisters technique, pioneered by Native American peoples.

Corn provides a natural pole for bean vines to climb. Beans fix nitrogen on their roots, improving the overall fertility of the plot by providing nitrogen to the following years corn. Bean vines also help stabilize the corn plants, making them less vulnerable to blowing over in the wind. Shallow-rooted squash vines become a living mulch, shading emerging weeds and preventing soil moisture from evaporating, thereby improving the overall crops chances of survival in dry years. Spiny squash plants also help discourage predators from approaching the corn and beans. The large amount of crop residue from this planting combination can be incorporated back into the mound at the end of the season, to build up the organic matter in the soil and improve its structure.

Corn, beans and squash also complement each other nutritionally. Corn provides carbohydrates, the dried beans are rich in protein, balancing the lack of necessary amino acids found in corn. Finally, squash yields both vitamins from the fruit and healthful, delicious oil from the seeds.

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