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Companion Planting

Common name

Scientific name

Helps

Helped by

Attracts

Repels / Distracts

Avoid

Comments

Basil

Ocimum basilicum

tomato peppers, oregano, asparagus, petunias

chamomile, anise

butterflies

asparagus beetle, mosquitoes, thrips and flies

common rue

is said to make tomatoes taste better, chamomile and anise are supposed to increase the essential oils in many herbs like basil

Borage

Borago officinalis

strawberry, cucurbits (cucumber, gourds), tomatoes and cabbage

 

Predatory insects, honeybees

many pests

 

Predict a square meter for its adult size. Borage is the magic bullet of companion plants.

Caraway

Carum carvi

Strawberries

 

Parasitic wasps, parasitic flies

     

Chamomile

Matricaria recutita

Basil, Wheat, Onion, Cabbage, Cucumber

 

Hoverflies, wasps

     

Chervil

Anthriscus cerefolium

Radish, lettuce, broccoli

   

aphids

radish

loves shade, fortunately it grows well with shade-tolerant food plants

Coriander

Coriandrum sativum

spinach

beans, peas

tachinid fly

aphids, spider mites, white flies and potato beetle

   

Chives

Allium schoenoprasum

Apples, carrots, tomatoes, brassica (broccoli, cabbage, mustard, etc), many others

carrots

 

cabbage worms, carrot fly, aphids

beans, peas

Said to prevent apple scab after 3 years planting at base of apple trees

Dill

Anethum graveolens

Cabbage

Corn, Lettuce, Onions, Cucumbers

 

Tiger Swallowtail butterflies/caterpillars, Hoverflies, Wasps, Tomato Horn Worms, honeybees, Wasps

Aphids, spider mites, squash bugs, cabbage looper

carrots, tomatoes

one of the few plants said to grow with fennel

Fennel

Foeniculum vulgare

Dill

Dill

ladybugs

aphids

Almost everything

Fennel is alleopathic to most garden plants, inhibiting growth, causing to bolt, or actually killing many plants

Garlic

Allium sativum

Apple trees, Pear trees, Roses, Cucumbers, Lettuce, Celery

   

Aphids, cabbage looper, ants, rabbits, cabbage maggot

Beans, cabbages, peas

Deters rabbits, same companion traits as all alliums (onions, chives, shallots, leeks, etc)

Hyssop

Hyssopus officinalis

Cabbage, grapes

 

honeybees, butterflies

Cabbage moth larvae, Cabbage Butterflies

 

Stimulates growth of grapes.

Lovage

Levisticum officinale

Almost all plants

beans

Ichneumonid Wasps, ground beetles (good)

 

rhubarb

Is thought to improve the health of almost all plants, like borage and geraniums, is considered a "magic bullet" of companion planting

Oregano

Origanum vulgare

Tomatoes, peppers, many other plants

basil

 

aphids

 

provides ground cover and much-needed humidity for pepper plants if allowed to spread among them

Parsley

Petroselinum Crispum

Asparagus, corn/maize, tomatoes

 

Swallowtail Butterflies, wasps, flies

 

Alliums, lettuce

Sacrificially attracts insects that predate upon tomatoes

Peppermint

Mentha piperita

Brassica (cabbage, kholrabi, broccoli, and the other kales)

   

cabbage fly, ants, cabbage looper

 

Repels cabbage flies, has same general companion properties as other mints

Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis

sage, cabbage, beans, carrots

   

bean beetle

basil

Deters cabbage flies, repels many bean parasites

Sage

Salvia officinalis

rosemary, cabbage, beans, carrots

 

honeybees, cabbage butterflies

cabbage flies, carrot fly, black flea beetle, cabbage looper, cabbage maggot

 

Deters cabbage flies, repels many bean parasites

Spearmint

Mentha spicata

     

ants, aphids

 

Controls ants and aphids, has same general companion properties as other mints.

Summer Savoury

Satureja hortensis

Green beans, onions,

       

also delays germination of certain foul herbs

Tansy

Tanacetum vulgare

beans, cucurbits (cucumbers, squash, etc), corn, roses

 

honeybees

flying insects(Ichneumonid Wasps), Japanese beetles, striped cucumber beetles, squash bugs and ants

 

Is reputed to generally repel insects (except for nectar-eating types). This herb should not be consumed, as it is quite toxic.

Tarragon

Artemisia dracunculus

Everything, but especially eggplant

       

Its scent is disliked by most pests, and this plant is also thought to have Nurse Plant properties, enhancing the growth and flavour of crops grown with it.

Thyme

 

Cabbage and broccoli

       

Deters white fly

 









































































































































































































































































































































This chart is an extract from www.wikipedia.com















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