Companion Planting Guide

With 124 plants and counting, this companion planting guide allow you to quickly search and sort through many vegetables, herbs, and flowers to maximize you companion planting strategy. Our list contains companion planting research done on over 20 sites and compiled a useful and searchable guide. A must have for all gardeners!

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  • Geranium

    Repels cabbage worms, Japanese beetles. Acts as a trap crop.

  • Gourds

    Gourds can develop bacterial wilt. Cucumber Beetles, Squash bugs, Squash vine borer, Cut worms, and Aphids are all possible pests.

  • Ground Ivy

    Repels cabbage worms, cucumber worms and beetles, tomato horn worms. Makes a good ground cover.

  • Horehound

    Use horehound directly as a companion plant. It attracts predatory wasps and flies. It grows where many others fail to thrive and can survive harsh winters. Said to stimulate tomatoes and peppers to produce fruit, improving quality as well as yield. The small white flowers attract many beneficial insects.

  • Horseradish

    Encourages growth. May repel Colorado potato beetles and blister beetles.

  • Hot Pepper

    Have root exudates that prevent root rot and other Fusarium diseases.

  • Hyssop

    Improves growth, deters cabbage moth. Hyssop may be the number one preference among bees and some beekeepers rub the hive with it to encourage the bees to keep to their home. It is not as invasive as other members of the mint family making it safer for interplanting.

  • Kale

    It enjoys the protection offered by garlic, onions, dill, nasturtium, and, of course, mint family herbs like thyme, sage, and rosemary.

Last Update 2/9/2019: Added Swiss Chard, Chicory, and Kale