Friends in the Garden

Just the way we enjoy being with our friends, so do plants in your garden. To continue on with the friends in the garden or buddy planting, here are some other suggestions of plants that like each other’s company.

Broccoli does well when grown with beetroot, chamomile, celery, onions, potatoes, rosemary and sage.

Cabbage is another one that will happily co-exist with all the items mentioned in the broccoli list as well as dill, and mint. The one problem with mint is that is can tend to take over in the garden if left unchecked.

Carrots like to have cabbage, chives, lettuce, peas, radishes and tomatoes close by.

Cauliflower, on the other hand, prefers the company of runner beans, tomatoes and strawberries.

Corn is happiest with the low growing cucumbers, pumpkin, and squash and also enjoys the company of peas and potatoes.

Cucumbers like cabbage, sweet corn, lettuce, marigolds, onions and radishes as friends.

Leeks like to be near carrots, celery and onions.

Lettuce do well planted near carrots, cucumber, radishes and strawberries.

Potatoes happily exist with bush beans, cabbage, corn and aubergine or eggplant.

Tomatoes do well near asparagus, basil, and parsley.

Just like someone people are happiest paired together, here are some other pairings that will benefit your garden.

These pairings include beetroot and onions, cabbage and dill, although as we’ve seen above cabbage grows quite happily with several other different plants, carrots and chives, cucumbers and sunflowers, which will also attract bees and bring some color to the garden.

Other successful pairings are aubergine and bush beans, melon and radishes, pumpkin and corn, spinach and strawberries, turnips and peas, tomatoes and basil.

Something you may not have thought of growing in the garden is peanuts. When peanuts and corn are grown in close proximity it actually increases the yield of both crops. You can’t ask for better than that!

Join me next time for more gardening tips.

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