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Companion Planting

Companion Planting

For a healthy, thriving garden, consult this companion planting guide when you’re deciding what seeds to put where.A companion planting guide is almost a necessity for gardeners when there are so many types of fruits and vegetables to choose from. A companion planting guide such as this one will show you which vegetables and flowers support or inhibit the growth of other plants and/or which pests they deter.


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

Beans, Bush

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

Beans, Pole

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


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

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