Companion planting is a gardening technique designed to maximize the benefit derived from each plant. In other words, companion plants may repel damaging pests, attract beneficial insects, or improve plant flavor or growth. Knowing what to plant next to your vegetable crops will ensure that you are using your garden space wisely and to its fullest potential.
Our list explains which vegetable crops should or should not be considered companion crops. This will help you design–or redesign–your garden layout based on a few principles: root depths, nutritional needs, crop growth rates, spacing issues, and amount of sun or shade preferred.
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