Companion Plants

Companion plants are known by gardeners to benefit other plants nearby by repelling plant pests, attracting beneficial insects, providing soil nutrients, affording shade during the heat of the day, or giving structural support. They are often used by savvy gardeners as part of a complete pest control program.

Sometimes companion plants are chosen because they require the same growing conditions, bloom together or in succession, or just because they look great together.

Here are a few of our favorites for companion planting in the vegetable garden.