Herbs and companion plants

by jaime
(winchester nh)

There are a few plants that I have found thrive off of each other in the garden.


* Basil is a great choice for companion planting, because it works well as bug guard.
* Hot peppers grow great next to tomatoes and cucumbers

* Chile type vegetables do real well when neighboring herbs

* Some of my pepper plants have been hit by lacewings early in the season, but for the most part I think the herbs keep most of the insects away

* If you line your garden with peppermint plants you will be able to keep the ants down to very low minimum.

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Growing herbs with vegetables

by enu
(bangalore,India)

Great combination

Great combination

I am a great lover of greenery but nowadays due to space and time restrictions it has become very difficult for me to decide on the kind of plants that I want.


Last winter I had a mix of different plants in my garden. As my patch of garden was small, I planted herbs like coriander, mint along with tomato, spinach and eggplant. These plants gelled well in growing up together.


The eggplants were tall enough and provided sufficient shade and coolness for the herbs. I could also get fresh herbs and tomatoes everyday for my smoothie.


It is always advisable to grow herbs inbetween vegetable plants if there are space restrictions as the roots are not long and strong so can be easily uprooted when needed.

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Companion planting works well in small spaces

by Sucheta
(Maharashtra)

Healthy Tomato Plant with Fruits

Healthy Tomato Plant with Fruits

Gardening is my favorite hobby. I don't have a lot of space and since it's a very small patch I do companion planting for my vegetables.


I planted tomatoes, carrots and cucumber together

As I'm very fond of herbs I also planted basil and mint along with tomatoes. Since these herbs are small plants they grow very well with the tomato plant and also grow under the shade of tomato plants. Tomatoes, carrots and cucumber also grew with each other very well.


By doing companion planting not only I do I get better yields from the plants but also I was able to keep harmful pests away and didn't have the need to use pesticide.


I would suggest other gardeners also use companion planting as by doing this they will not only get better yields but also they can utilize a small place to plant different vegetable companions and herbs together.

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My Cucumber - Kidney Bean Vegetable Companion Planting

by Laura
(Texas)

Cucumber - kidney beans companion planting

Cucumber - kidney beans companion planting

I have tried a small scale vegetable companion planting in the backyard of my house, by planting few cucumber creepers all over the net in one corner.

There is sufficient shade available here for these creepers as I have put a small roof on the top. I have used few kidney bean creepers as their companion and they have till date proved to be a huge success.

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Vegetable Companion Planting for peppers and garlic

by siddharth
(India)

If you are planting peppers then plant basil or okra near them as well as carrots and onions.
Catnip and marigold will protect them from insects.

Peppers do not like tomatoes and they will not be good neighbors when planted near each other.

Another vegetable, Garlic will benefit roses and raspberries but will not get along with bush beans and peas.

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