Gardening and Permaculture: Companion Planting Chart

Posted on Jan 13, 2012 in Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Pioneer Living

Companion planting makes use of specific plants as insect repellant and growth stimulators. The chemical make-up of some plants are simply unattractive to various insects and attractive to certain plant growth.

Planting beans near or among potatoes will limit the amount of Colorado potato beetles present. The potatoes, in turn, discourage Mexican bean beetles. Chives planted among lettuce and peas limit aphids. Radishes often stop striped cucumber beetles. Geraniums deter Japanese beetles. Other flowers, such as marigolds, chrysanthemums, cosmos, and nasturtiums add color while acting as a general insect repellent in your garden.

The following chart will help you plan your companion garden to aid in deterring the harmful insects, as well as providing natural growth stimulators for your plants.  This can also be referred to as permaculture gardening.

Companion Plants
Garden Plants  



Companion To  



Do Not Plant Next To  



Anise All plants for bug control
Asparagus Tomatoes, Parsley, Nasturtiums
Basil Tomatoes
Beans Strawberries, Petunias, Rosemary, Savory, potatoes, Carrots, Corn, Parsnips Onions, Beets, Chives
Beets Onions Beans
Borage Tomatoes, Squash, Berries
Broccoli Chamomile, Zinnias, Mint, nasturtiums, Chives Strawberries
Brussel Sprouts Chamomile, Zinnias, Mint Strawberries
Cabbage Rosemary, Sage, thyme, Nasturtiums, Chamomile, Zinnias, mint, Tomatoes
Carrots Chives, Tomatoes, Peas, Lettuce, Beans, most Herbs Dill
Cauliflower Chamomile, Zinnias, mint Strawberries
Celery Leeks
Chamomile Onions, Cabbage, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts
Chard Onions
Chives Carrots, Broccoli, Lettuce, Peas Beans
Chrysanthemum All plants for bug control
Corn Beans, Cucumber, Pumpkin, Squash, Lamb’s Quarters, Potatoes, Radishes, Berries
Cucumbers Corn, Radishes
Dead Nettle Potatoes
Flax Carrots, Potatoes
Garlic Berries, most Flowers, Lettuce, Peas Legumes
Geraniums Grapes, Radishes, Squash
Horseradish Potatoes
Lamb’s Quarters Corn
Leeks Celery
Lettuce Carrots, Chives, Garlic, Radishes, Strawberries, Zinnias, tall plants for shade
Marigold All plants, especially Potatoes
Mint Cabbage, Tomatoes, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts
Nasturtiums Radishes, Cabbage, Broccoli, Asparagus
Onions Radishes, Chamomile, Savory, Beets, Berries, Tomatoes, Chard Peas, Beans
Parsley Tomatoes, Asparagus
Parsnips Beans, Peppers, Potatoes, Peas Carrots, celery, Caraway
Peas Carrots, Chives, Radishes, Garlic Onions
Petunia Beans
Potatoes Beans, Corn, Horseradish, Dead nettle, Flax Squash, Tomatoes, Sunflowers
Pumpkin Corn Potatoes
Radishes Corn, peas, lettuce, Geraniums, Nasturtiums, Onions, Chervil, Cucumbers Potatoes
Rosemary Cabbage, Beans, Carrots
Sage Cabbage, Carrots
Savory Beans, Onions
Squash Nasturtiums, Geraniums, Corn, Borage
Strawberries Beans, Lettuce Cabbage, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cauliflower
Soybeans Corn
Sunflowers Cucumbers Potatoes
Tarragon All Plants
Thyme Cabbage
Tomatoes Most Herbs, Flowers, Onions, Asparagus, Cabbage, Carrots Potatoes, Cabbage
Wild Morning Glory Corn
Yarrow Most Herbs
Zinnias Lettuce, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage

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