Beginners Guide to Companion Planting – Heeman’s

Just like people, our plants have friends too. Planting your veggies with others they like or don’t like growing with will help increase yields, decrease disease and can limit pests. Any time you can partner plants together and get those results it’s what we call a win-win!

Crop Protection – Let tough plants take the brunt of weather that more delicate plants can’t. Plant tough varieties that take sun and wind and act as a natural defence against harsh conditions.


Limiting Risk – There are things outside your control (ie. weather) that can take a bite out of your production. Increasing your chances at higher yields can make up for any losses and give you a net gain in production.

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Positive Hosting – Nothing invites the insects to want into your garden better than growing all their favourite things. Plants that produce a surplus of nectar and pollen beneficial insects like can keep them around and ultimate help manage harmful pests.

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Trap Cropping – The best offence is a good defence. Protect the plants insects love by positioning next to plants they just can’t stand.

Likes Growing With
Dislikes Growing With
 Asparagus Asters, Basil, Cilantro, Marigolds, Nasturtiums, Oregano,

Parsley, Peppers, Sage, Thyme, Tomatoes Onion, Garlic, Potatoes Beans Carrots, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Cucumber, Marigolds, Corn Chives, Leeks, Garlic Fixes nitrogen deficiency in soil. Broad Beans Broccoli, Lettuce, Carrot, Corn, Celery Fennel, Onions Fixes nitrogen deficiency in soil. Basil Asparagus, Oregano, Peppers, Tomatoes, Peppers Sage Repels flies, mosquitoes, thrips. Improves vigour & flavour in tomatoes. Beets Bush beans, Broccoli, Corn, Garlic, Kohlrabi, Onion, Leeks, Lettuce, Mint, Sage, Cauliflower, Garlic Pole beans Add minerals to soil. Broccoli Celery, Dill, Rosemary, Hyssop Oregano, Strawberries, Tomatoes Cabbage Beets, Potatoes, Onion, Sage, Celery, Chamomile Strawberries, Tomatoes, Eggplant Carrot Beans, Lettuce, Peas, Tomatoes, Onions, Chives Chives, Dill, Parsnip Cauliflower Beans, Celery, Oregano, Hyssop Nasturtium, Peas, Tomatoes, Potato Celery Cabbages, Spinach, Tomatoes, Onion Parsnip, Potatoes Corn Beans, Cucumber, Peas, Pumpkin, Potato, Sunflowers Tomatoes Cucumber Pea, Lettuce, Celery Cauliflower, Potatoes, Basil Eggplant Spinach, Peppers, Potatoes, Beans Fennel Garlic Cucumbers, Lettuce Leek Carrot, Celery Legumes Lettuce Carrots, Radish, Strawberries, Beets Beans, Parsley Onions Broccoli, Cabbage, Lettuce, Tomatoes Beans, Peas Peas Beans, Carrots, Corn, Cucumber Onion, Garlic Peppers Tomatoes, Parsley, Basil, Carrots Fennel Potatoes Corn, Cabbage, Peas, Eggplant Pumpkin, Sunflowers, Cucumber Pumpkin Corn, Squash Potatoes Radish Beets, Carrots, Peas, Spinach, Beans Cabbage, Cauliflower, Brussel Sprouts Spinach Brassicas, Eggplants, Leeks, Lettuce, Peas, Radish, Strawberries Parsnips, Potatoes Great friend of strawberries. Swiss Chard Beans, Brassicas, Celery, Cauliflower Parsnips Strawberries Beans, Borage, Garlic, Lettuce, Onions, Peas, Spinach, Thyme Brassicas, Fennel, Kohlrabi Strongly benefits from companions. Thyme Brassicas, Strawberries Beneficial to virtually all plants in your garden. Improves strawberry flavour, repels cabbage moths. Tomatoes
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Asparagus, Basil, Beans, Borage, Carrots, Celery, Chives, Cucumbers, Garlic, Lettuce, Marigolds, Mint, Nasturtium, Onion, Parsley, Peppers, Bee Balm

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Some flowers aren’t just pretty, they make great companions for your vegetables too! Check out our Flowering Companions guide to see eight plants that look great and add value as companions too.[external_footer]