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If you are starting with organic growing vegetables in your garden, we bring you some useful information on which vegetables to plant together (also known as companion planting) in your vegetable garden.
Did you decide what types of vegetables you would grow in your vegetable garden and what area of the garden you would plant? It will also depend on which vegetables you can plant, but you also need to know that there are some types of vegetables that love each other so you can take advantage of this, especially if your garden is small.
Perhaps our little guide to planting vegetables together will help you choose vegetables for your entire garden.
Examine all the details of the vegetables you want to plant to get the most out of your vegetable garden. Keep in mind that the time of sowing and planting vegetables always depends on the characteristics of each plant, but also on the weather of each area.
Before you start any planting, you need to know if and what vegetables to plant together, and only then to schedule planting. Check out which types of vegetables will thrive well next to each other, therefore, whether they are favorable or unfavorable adjacent crops.
In order to grow as many vegetables in a small space, you can grow two crops at a time on the same surface.
Which plants go in combination with each other?
Before mentioning desirable pairs, it should be noted that the successful growth and development of plants depends on many factors such as soil quality, acidity and humidity, weather, climatic conditions, and other factors that affect plant success. Sometimes a gardener succeeds with a combination of plants that fail others, so keep your notes and find out which plant combinations are most successful for you. We give you the ones that are most often a great combination and we hope they will be in your garden.
1. Carrots and Onions
One of the most famous and successful combinations is carrots and onions. They are such a great pair for planting because the carrot smells will repel the onion fly, and the onion smell drives the carrot to fly away. For planting, you will need to prepare the soil equally with lots of humus and potassium.
2. Cabbages and Legumes
This should be a great combination because, in addition to allowing good space utilization, they do not ripen together at the same time. When the legumes ripen, then the cabbage begins to sprout, which we have cited as an advantage in mating plants. Likewise, legumes generally enrich the soil with nitrogen, and cabbages need a lot of nitrogen for their development.
3. Corn, High Peas and Pumpkins
This is a very familiar combination of planting because corn is a support for tall beans. Beans attract insects that feed on other insects and live on corn, helping to develop corn, as well as enriching the soil with the nitrogen that pumpkins need. Pumpkins, on the other hand, protect the soil with their large leaves, so these three plants work great.
4. Peppers, Cabbage and Marigolds
It is very difficult for pepper to find couples who are comfortable with it, having been tried and tested. We have found that they are excellent in combination with cabbage and marigold, just like tomatoes. All you have to do with this combination is to nourish the soil generously and leave it thinned out because these plants require a lot of food. Don’t plant peppers with legumes, it’s just not a good combination.
5. Tomatoes and White horehound
White horehound is a great partner for tomatoes in the garden. It will help it grow into a more potent plant with bigger fruits and healthier leaves.
6. Tomatoes and Cabbage
Tomatoes have their own specific and intense odor that is repulsive to cabbage moths and whose caterpillars make large holes in the cabbage leaves. If you want to prevent this, the tomato next to the cabbage will prevent it.
7. Chamomile and Potatoes
If you plant chamomile next to a potato then it will act protectively by driving of the potato beetle. Chamomile also attracts aphids and distracts them from other herbs in your garden.
8. Radish and Spinach
The radish pulls away the insects that attack the spinach leaves, and the damage done by the same insects to the radish does not prevent the roots from growing underground, so this is how you preserve the spinach and radish you eat.
9. Beets and Garlic
Garlic improves the taste of beets, but also their growth.
10. Cucumber and Oregano
Oregano generally repels pests, so plant it with a cucumber and help it out.
11- Eggplant with almost everything else
They are generally considered friends in the garden because they get along well with most other herbs. Watch out for the mint only because they are not a good pair together.
12. Roses and Garlic
Gardeners have successfully planted garlic and roses together for many years. The key to the success of this combination is that garlic repels insects or pests that attack roses. In addition, the white or purple onion flowers will look great when combined with the colorful rose flowers.
13. Melons and Marigolds
Certain varieties of cadaver have the effect of reducing the nematodes that attack the melon root. These flowers have as effective a pest control effect as some chemical preparations.
14. Cabbages and Dills
Dill is a great partner for many plants in the cabbage family, such as broccoli and sprouts. Dill attracts tiny flies that are good for suppressing worms that attack cabbage.
15. Cucumbers and Nasturtium
If you plant a nasturtium next to cucumbers, you will provide a natural repellent for bugs that will destroy your crop and can also serve as a habitat for predatory insects such as spiders and ground beetle.
16. Cauliflower and Dwarf Zinnia
The dwarf zinnia nectar attracts ladybugs and other bugs that will protect the cauliflower.
17. Collard and Catnip
Many studies have found that if you plant collard in addition to catnip, it will reduce pest invasion and smell will help fight mosquitoes.
18. Nigella and Strawberries
The beautiful blue flowers of the Nigella, will look beautifully planted in the middle of the strawberry garden and will be useful.
Plants that go well, and those that don’t go well with each other
Below, we bring you more combinations about plants that go together in the garden but also those that do not agree with one another (Divided by /)
Beans – tomato, carrot, cucumber, cauliflower, cabbage/onion, garlic, gladiolus, chives
Peas – carrots, turnips, radishes, cucumber, corn, beans, most herbs/potatoes, chives, onions, garlic
Tomatoes – chives, onions, parsley, asparagus, carrots/kohlrabi, potatoes, cabbage
Radishes – beans, lettuce, cucumber/none
Beetroot – onion, kohlrabi/beans
Corn – potatoes, tomatoes, peas, beans, cucumber, zucchini/none
Potatoes – beans, corn, cabbage, eggplant, horseradish/pumpkin, zucchini, cucumber, sunflower, tomato
Cabbage, kale, cauliflower, broccoli, kohlrabi – aromatic herbs, celery, chamomile, sage, mint, rosemary, beetroot, onions/strawberries, tomatoes, beans
Carrots – peas, lettuce, chives, onions, rosemary, tomato/dill, leeks
Sunflower – cucumbers/potatoes
Eggplant – beans, potatoes/none
Pumpkin – corn / tomato
Strawberries – beans, spinach, onions/cabbage
Celery – leeks, tomatoes, beans, cauliflower, cabbage/none
Chives – carrots, tomatoes/beans, peas
Leeks – onions, carrots, celery/none
Lettuce – carrots, radishes, strawberries, cucumber, onions/none
Onions and garlic – beets, strawberries, tomatoes, lettuce, leeks, chamomile/beans, peas
Spinach – strawberries/none