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Companion Planting Guide

Your Guide to Companion Planting

Ally, friend, confidant, co-worker, bff, whatever you want to call them, did you know that plants have natural companions too. When planted next to each other these plants can help one another thrive in the garden. This is most commonly referred to as ‘companion planting.’ It’s a technique of planting that basically means planting crops that are complementary to each other when grown in close proximity. This can substantially promote the health of your veggies and should be considered when you’re doodling your garden layout for the season to come.

There are various reasons why you’d plant this way, for example:

  • Pest Control – Nasturtiums are known to deter aphids
  • Flavour Enhancement – Basil planted beside tomatoes are said to increase the flavor of tomatoes
  • Pollination – Zinnias planted close to your vegetable crops are always a good idea to attract pollinators
Can Your Plants Have Enemies?

Other plant combinations can have the opposite effect on your plants. These ‘plant enemies’ will compete for resources, inhibit growth and increase unwanted pests. This is why knowing exactly which plants work well together is vital to a happy and healthy vegetable and flower garden.

Print the handy-dandy companion planting chart below to keep on your fridge for quick reference when it comes time to plant.

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Click below for a companion planting chart pdf guide!

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5 Comments

  1. Michelle, Can you email the top companion planning chart to me? When I print, the quality is not great…..we are hoping to do a class on companion planting and your guide would be an amazing help! Thank you!

  2. I love these charts. They make my container planning so much easier. I’ve printed the charts and will take them to the store with me when I go shopping. I used to garden on a large scale; but, now all I have is a patio. I donated all my gardening tools and books when we downsized into a small apartment. Age and arthritis made me think I’d never garden again; but, container gardening has renewed my hope!

  3. Thank you for these guides! I was an avid gardener then had to stop due to serious car accident. Now getting back into veggie gardening just in raised beds. I threw out all of my gardening books, charts, etc. because I didn’t think I would ever be able to do it again. Your charts and information are just what I need to get started again. Thanks God bless!!

    • This is my EXACT situation!

  4. Companion Planting Guide helps my planting plan efficiently to maximize vegetable production.


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