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The pungent smell of French marigolds deters whitefly from your tomato plants.
Companion planting really is that simple! Try it
Try the old tried and tested, Corn, Squash and Bean combination in a small corner of your garden
Try planting marigolds next to tomato plants this season and see how they deters whitefly
Cucumber Grow with beans, cabbage, dill, eggplant, lettuce, nasturtium, peas, radish, sunfloers, tomato, corn, and onions.
Dill grows well with cabbage, cucumbers, lettuce,
onions, and sweet corn and repels pumpkin bugs.
Flax repels the potato beetle.
Garlic grown near roses repels repel aphids
and eliminate black spot. it will also repel other insects such as Japanese beetles, borers, spider mites, ants and carrot root flies. !
Geranium deter cabbage worms and red spider
Hot peppers in the greenhouse with cucumbers, eggplant, okra, squash, Swiss chard, and tomatoes.
Larkspur will attract some beetles that eat
the plant and die.
Lavender attracts many beneficial insects,
including bees and is a natural repellent used to keep mosquitoes, ticks and fleas away.
Lettuce Gets along with just about everything, but
especially beans, beets, brassicas, carrot, onion family, radish and strawberries.
Lemon Balm repels many
Marigolds, (but not hybrid varieties) Are great companions, emitting a substance that deters root damaging nematodes, so are really good companions in the veggie garden.
Mint grown in containers, deter ants, aphids,
cabbage moths, fleas, flea beetles. parsley doesn't like mint.
Nasturtiums very good companion plant with most vegetables, including cabbages, cauliflower, kale, kohlrabi, radishes, cucumbers and zucchini.
Nastutiums repel cucumber beetles, wooly aphids, whiteflies, striped pumpkin beetle. They attract lots of beneficial predatory insects.
Onions planted with carrots help reduce carrot fly.
Also beneficial with beetroot, brassicas, dill, leeks, strawberries and tomatoes
Oregano grows well with almost everything, It
repels the cucumber beetle and cabbage butterfly.
Parsley Grows well with asparagus, carrots, chives,
dill, onions, roses and, tomatoes. It attracts beneficial insects.
Peas Are companions to beans, carrots, celery, chicory, eggplant, lettuce, parsley, peppers, potato, radish, salvias, spinach, strawberries and, tomatoes and Peas adds nitrogen to garden soil.
Potatoes grow well with cabbages, carrots,
celery, corn, flax, horseradish, marigold, peas, petunia, onion, and marigold.
Pumpkins Do well grown with corn, eggplant, marigold, nasturtium, onion family and radishes.
Radish with beans, carrots, chervil, collars, cucumber, grapes, lettuce, melon family, nasturtium, onion family, peas, squash
Rosemary Deters bean beetles, cabbage moths and carrot flies.
Sage with rosemary, cabbage, and carrots, it repels cabbage moth, carrot fly, flea beetles and slugs.
Squash Companions are beans, corn, cucumbers,
melons and pumpkins, Marigolds and nasturtiums also help deter squash pests.
Strawberry Will benefit growing with beans, onions,
Summer Savory Is a good with beans and onions,
also deters cabbage moths and black aphids.
Sunflowers can help with aphid problems
attracting them and keeping them off your other plants.
Tarragon The scent and taste is disliked by many
pests, nearly all vegetables grow well with tarragon.
Thyme makes a good companion with cabbage,
deterring the cabbage worms.
Tomatoes can be planted with asparagus, basil, bean, bee balm, carrot, celery, chive, cucumber, garlic, lettuce, marigold, mint, nasturtium, onion, parsley, pepper, pot marigold, but not potatoes since they can both get blight and contaminate each other.
Wormwood makes a natural insecticide and deters most insects.
I have probably missed a lot of your favourite companions plants, please let me know if you have a tried and tested plant we should know about here in my guestbook mike
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