An In-Depth Companion Planting Guide

There is a vast variety of fruits and vegetables to choose, so a companion planting guide is almost a must for gardeners.

A companion planting guide of this type will show you which vegetables and flowers support or inhibit the growth of other plants and/or which pests they deter.



Plant near: broccoli, bush beans, cabbage, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, chard, kohlrabi, onions
Keep away from: pole beans, charlock, field mustard,

Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts

Plant near: onions, rosemary, sage, thyme, beets, buckwheat, dill, hyssop, marigolds, mints, nasturtiums, calendula, carrots, chamomile, wormwood.
Keep away from: strawberries
Extra tips: marigolds repel cabbage moths. Nasturtiums repel aphids.


Plant near: cauliflower, cucumber, lettuce, onions, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage,
Keep away from: carrots
Extra tips: Improves flavor and growth of cabbage family plants.


Plant near:  tomatoes, squash, strawberries
Extra tips: repels tomato worms. Improves flavor and growth of companions.


Plant near: potatoes, tomatoes, green beans, peppers
Extra tips: green beans deter Colorado potato beetles.


Plant near: cabbage, roses, tomatoes, cane fruits, fruit trees
Keep away from: peas, beans
Extra tips: A garlic oil spray deters onion flies, aphids, and ermine moths. A garlic tea helps repel late potato blight. It deters Japanese beetles and aphids.


Plant near: most garden crops
Keep away from: rue
Extra tips: Repels mosquitoes. It improves the flavor and growth of garden crops, especially tomatoes and lettuce.

Beans, Bush

Plant near: beets, savory, strawberries cabbage, corn, cucumbers, marigolds, potatoes, carrots, catnip, cauliflower
Keep away from: leeks, onions, shallots, fennel, garlic,
Extra tips: potatoes and marigolds repel Mexican bean beetles. Catnip repels flea beetles.

 Beans, Pole

Plant near: potatoes, radishes, corn, marigolds
Keep away from: beets, garlic, kohlrabi, leeks, onions, shallots
Extra tips: same as for bush beans.

 Cabbage and Cauliflower

Plant near: broccoli, brussels sprouts, tomatoes, celery, chard, spinach.
Keep away from: strawberries
Extra tips: tomatoes and celery repel cabbage worms.


Plant near: corn


Plant near: cabbage, chives, early potatoes, rosemary, sage, salsify, wormwood, leeks, lettuce, onions, peas, radishes.
Extra tips: onions, leeks, and wormwood repel carrot flies


Plant near: apples, berries, tomatoes, carrots, grapes, peas, roses.
Extra tips: It deters aphids and Japanese beetles. It improves flavor and growth of companions.

Swiss Chard

Plant near: bush beans, kohlrabi, onions
Keep away from: pole beans


Plant near: all garden crops
Extra tips: improves vegetables’ flavor and growth.


Plant near: all garden crops
Extra tips: deters cabbage moths.


Plant near: aromatic herbs, cabbage family, marigolds, nasturtiums, buckwheat
Keep away from: pole beans, strawberries


Plant near: cabbage/cauliflower companions (except tomatoes)
Keep away from: fennel, pole beans, tomatoes
Extra tips: kohlrabi stunts tomatoes


Plant near: early potatoes, melons, peas, pumpkins, beans, cucumbers, soybeans, squash.
Extra tips: soybeans deter chinch bugs.


Plant near: corn, early potatoes, radishes, beans, cabbage, sunflowers.
Keep away from: late potatoes
Extra tips: Cucumbers encourage blight in late potatoes. Radishes deter cucumber beetles.

Plant near: radishes, strawberries, beets, carrotsparsnips,
Keep away from: cabbage family
Extra tips: lettuce tenderizes summer radishes.


Plant near: all garden crops
Extra tips: stimulates vegetable growth and deters bean beetles, aphids, potato bugs, squash bugs, nematodes, and maggots.


Plant near: all garden crops
Extra tips: stimulates vegetable growth.


Plant near: grapes, legumes, alfalfa cover crops, fruit trees
Extra tips: stimulates growth of companion plants. Makes great ground cover during the winter months. Mow it down in the spring and work it into the soil.


Plant near: cabbage family, greenhouse crops, potatoes, pumpkins, apples, beans, radishes, squash
Keep away from:
Extra tips: repels aphids, potato bugs, squash bugs, striped pumpkin beetles, and Mexican bean beetles and destroys white flies in greenhouses.

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