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
who take sun and wind and act as a natural defence against harsh conditions.
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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
who produce a surplus of nectar and pollen beneficial insects like can keep them around and ultimate help manage harmful pests.
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, 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.