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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  • Kohlrabi

    Beets and kohlrabi grow perfectly together

  • Lamb's Quarters

    Acts as a trap crop for leaf miners. Host for beet leafhopper insect. Should be allowed to grow in moderate amounts in the garden, especially in corn.

  • Lamium

    Repels potato bugs. A good plant to use for naturalizing, massing or as a ground cover.

  • Larkspur

    Attract Japanese beetles and kills them Larkspur is poisonous to humans!

  • Lavender

    Attract beneficial insects. Repels moths and fleas. Discourages mice, moths and ticks.

  • Leek

    Improves growth for celery, onions, and apple trees. Repels carrot flies.

  • Lemon Balm

    Wards off squash bugs. Plant freely throughout the garden.

  • Lettuce

    Mints (including hyssop, sage, and various "balms") repel slugs, a bane of lettuce and cabbages.

  • Lovage

    Like borage and geraniums, lovage is considered a "magic bullet" of companion planting. It improves the flavor and vigor of most plants.

  • Lupin

    Lupins make good companion plants for crops that need significant amounts of nitrogen in their soil. Attracts honeybees. They can fix nitrogen from the atmosphere into ammonia via a rhizobium-root nodule symbiosis, fertilizing the soil for other plants. The legume seeds of lupins are edible and have a full range of essential amino acids.

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