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Companion Plants IV

by M. Arjoca, vegetalshapes.com

Name
Companion
Non-companion
Comments

Soy

(Glycine max)

Corn

 

- the soy fixes the nitrogen in soil      

- the soy repels Japanese beetle and other pests

- the soy attracts wasps

Snapdragon

(Antirrhinum)

Celery

 

- the snapdragon attracts beneficial insects

Spinach

(Spinacia oleracea)

Bean, pea, radishes, lettuce, strawberries, celery, cabbage, eggplants

Potatoes, beets

- the bean and pea give shadow               

- the radishes can be used as trap crops for leaf miners

Squash

(Cucurbita pepo)

Corn, bean, peanuts, buckwheat, catnip, radishes, peppers, nasturtium, calendula, camomile, petunia

Potatoes

-the squash attracts spiders, ground beetles        

- the nasturtiums repel squash, cucumber and melons beetles    

- the bean and peanuts fix nitrogen in soil  

- the buckwheat and catnip attract beneficial insects     

- the radishes repel different bugs

Stinging nettle

(Urtica dioica)

 

 

- attracts bees                                     

- the stinging nettle tea is a good organic fertilizer and improves the resistance of plants

Strawberries

(Fragaria)

Bean, pea, spinach, lettuce, borage

Garlic, cauliflower

- the borage attracts bees and other beneficial insects

Sunflower

(Helianthus annuus)

Corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, melons

Running bean, potatoes

- the ants grow aphids on sunflower     

- the sunflowers repel the fall armyworm  

- the sunflower attracts lacewings, wasps and other beneficial insects

Name
Companion
Non-companion
Comments

Tagetes

(Tagetes)

It’s recommended to plant them all over the garden

asparagus, basil, potatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplants

Bean

- the tagetes roots release a substance which kills nematodes                      

- the tagetes repel whiteflies          

- the tagetes repel beet leafhoppers, carriers of curly top virus which is dangerous for tomatoes, peppers, eggplants        

- the tagetes repel tomato hornworm       

- the tagetes repel Mexican bean beetle    

- the tagetes release a smell which repels aphids and attracts hoverflies and other predatory insects

- the tagetes have herbicide properties on bean

Tarragon

(Artemisia dracunculus)

Eggplants

 

- the tarragon attracts different beneficial insects

Thyme

(Thymus)

Cabbage, eggplants

 

- the thyme repels cabbage pests           

- the thyme attracts different beneficial insects

Tomatoes

(Solanum lycopersicum)

Onion, chives, garlic, leek, asparagus, basil, oregano, parsley, tagetes, calendula, pelargonium, petunia, nasturtium, borage, sunflower, celery

Corn, running bean, fennel, pea, dill, potatoes, cucumbers, beet, turnip, broccoli, cauliflower, collard, cabbage, rosemary, catnip, walnut

- the tomatoes repel asparagus beetle  

- the walnut and catnip inhibit the growth of tomatoes

- the calendulas and borage repel tomato hornworm

- the tagetes kill nematodes and repel whiteflies and other pests

- the petunias and pelargoniums attract (trap crops) beet leafhoppers, carriers of curly top virus which is dangerous for tomatoes, peppers, eggplants        

- the nasturtiums attract predatory insects and repel whiteflies            

- the nasturtium attracts aphids and caterpillars (trap crop) and can be planted around the tomatoes

- the parsley and oregano flowers attract different beneficial insects

- the basil improves the flavor of tomatoes    

- the onion, chives and garlic repel the aphids                                                     

Turnip

(Brassica oleracea var. gongyloides)

Onion, chives, garlic, leek, dill, pelargonium, rosemary, nasturtium, borage, bean, anise, hyssop, lettuce, beet

Mustard, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplants

- the anise attracts predatory insects and protects the turnip from pests camouflaging the smell      

- the anise improves the vigor of neighbouring plants  

Walnut

(Juglan)

 

Tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, potatoes, jasmine tobacco

- the walnut inhibits the growth of tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, potatoes, petunias, jasmine tobacco and other Solanaceae                                                      

Yarrow

(Achillea millefolium)

Can be planted all over

 

- the yarrow attracts ladybugs, predatory wasps

- the yarrow is a good organic fertilizer for compost                      

Zinnia

(Zinnia)

Can be planted all over

cauliflower

 

- the zinnia attracts beneficial insects

- the zinnia is a trap crop for Japanese beetle      

- the zinnia attracts birds which feed themselves with flies

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