Juicy cucumbers Cucumis sativus thrive near artichokes since they have climbing vines. This striking red root vegetable grows relatively close to the ground, it will not overshadow a nearby artichoke plant with its leaves. Since most artichoke plants are cut close to the ground during their dormant cold weather period, the area is open for the rutabaga s leaves to spread wide and grow its sweet root. Since artichoke plants grow outward to approximately 5 feet in diameter, they take some room to grow among other plants. A few specific plants grow well near an artichoke for successful companion gardening. Lots of water at bud set in spring or summer helps produce large, dense, chokes. We eat the big, dense artichokes from the middle of the plant first, then harvest the abundant baby chokes that follow until mid-June. Growing artichokes Cynara scolymus may seem exotic, but they re easy to grow even as annuals. Artichokes are heavy feeders, even if you build organic soil amendments into the soil at the start of the season. Garden Preparation for Growing Artichokes.
Each plant has something to offer the other and radish companion plants can fulfill the same needs. Plants that help radishes might be strong smelling herbs, nasturtium, and species in the allium family such as onions. Installing plants that grow well with radishes can maximize Read more
The process also helps to keep insects away, as well as helping you to maintain healthy soil. Eggplants and most vegetables. Spinach, carrots, eggplants, spinach, eggplants. You can plant it with other vegetables and fruits such as cabbage, tomatoes, cauliflower, and passion fruit. However, scientists Read more
The pungent aroma of garlic and onions is thought to repel some pests and to confuse or distract others, putting them off the scent of the potatoes. Nasturtiums make complementary planting companions for potatoes as they act as an attractive sacrificial plant, luring predatory pests, Read more
Grapes, tomatoes, carrots, broccoli, cabbage, eggplant, kohlrabi, mustard, peppers, potatoes, rhubarb, roses, squash, and strawberries all do better when growing near chives. Asparagus, beans, peas, and spinach, however, have a harder time growing when planted near chives. Growing chives is a must if you are Read more
Try planting squash again in fall for less pests since the life cycle of the major beetles will be over for the year. Beans and Peas These are both legumes that fix nitrogen in the soil, which will help your heavy feeding squash grow even Read more
Rhubarb and horseradish make a good companion crop combination. When planting rhubarb near horseradish you don t want to plant them too close together as horseradish does need room for its roots to spread in the soil. Using companion planting in the garden can benefit Read more
The most interesting combination of companion plants for asparagus that I have read about was asparagus, strawberries, rhubarb, and horseradish. Tomatoes emit solanine, a chemical that repels asparagus beetles. Garlic and onions can be offensive to some people, and for those of you who abhor Read more
the tomatoes is still turn yellow. If that wasn t bad enough, tomatoes are also susceptible to the common disease walnut wilt. This inhibits the growth of most plants, but particularly tomatoes as members of the Solanaceae family. Plants that grow well with tomatoes include Read more
You don t have to use your radicchio immediately. Bacterial leaf spot causes dark, necrotic spots on the leaves of radicchio plants. There are five varieties of radicchio in the states that are common to grow at home or buy at your farmer s market. Read more
The strong fragrance of basil repels a number of pests that like okra, including flea beetles, stinkbugs, spider mites, aphids and whiteflies. Planting basil near your okra is also beneficial. Flowering annuals are good okra companions also, to help attract pollinators that will visit your Read more
You ll find that when you are growing these arugula companion plants, many of them complement each other in various recipes. There are many familiar brassica vegetables such as kale, broccoli, cabbage, and collard greens that are related to arugula. These plants can shade the Read more
The aromatic nature of celery is one that not all insects admire, especially when it comes to the white cabbage butterfly. Does the cabbage family really dislike strawberries. Again, when thinking about wholesome cabbages versus those with holey leaves, pesky cabbage worms come to mind, Read more
Though garlic s nickname is the stinking rose, it s not likely that you ll ever actually confuse your garlic plants for one of these sweet smelling flowers. What has been proven is that garlic deters spider mites , which can devastate a strawberry patch. Read more
Marigolds are an attractive garden edging, and they re most effective in repelling pests, such as aphids and cabbage moths, that love to feed on tender, young cabbage. If planted too close together, cabbage heads will not develop properly. One large head of cabbage Four Read more
Onions, beets, cabbage, kale, lettuce, spinach, and squash are also good friends for radishes. Beans, celery, corn, lettuce, dill, peas, and radishes are also good companion plants. Other friends to tomatoes include asparagus, carrots, celery, the onion family, lettuce, parsley, and spinach. While cucumbers thrive Read more
It was founded by Danish immigrants in 1906, and for many years the majority of America s rutabagas were grown here. The Irish and Scottish used to carve out root vegetables like rutabagas and turnips to make the classic scary faces. These days, rutabagas are Read more
The entire mustard family, or Brassicaceae, blooms well when planted near artichokes, including broccoli Brassica oleracea. Since artichoke plants grow outward to approximately 5 feet in diameter, they take some room to grow among other plants. This striking red root vegetable grows relatively close to Read more
Garden legend has it that marjoram can improve the flavor of many veggies, pumpkins included, if the sweet herb is planted among the vines. This is my personal favorite companion plant for my pumpkins. Let s get started on making your garden into a joyful Read more
In return, lettuce and other leafy green vegetables under the same family such as spinach and arugula can benefit from the shades of the taller tomato plants. On the other hand, leaf lettuce falls under the category of leafy greens with arugula and spinach.
In general, it is best to interplant broccoli with plants that do not need a lot of room and which enjoy some shade in the late spring and early summer when broccoli growth is most robust. A few plants have the reputation for having a Read more
The pests listed below are common ones for shallots. Simply dig them up and let shallots cure on a wire rack for up to a month out of the sun to dry out. Surprisingly other onion or allium plants such as garlic, shallots or leeks Read more
Many greens, such as spinach, lettuce, and arugula, enjoy the company of tomatoes and benefit from the shade provided by the taller tomato plants.
While the three sisters are common companion plants for zucchini and summer squash, they re not the only options. Both zucchini and summer squash members of the Cucurbia pepo species require a lot of space in the garden, making it essential to find them companion Read more
While cucumbers thrive when planted near bush beans, lettuce and radishes, they choke when planted near potatoes. Keep lettuce away from cabbage and keep onions away from asparagus, beans and peas.
Now that we ve looked at some good companion plants for sweet potatoes, let s look at some plants that definitely do not make good companion plants for sweet potatoes. Another plant that should not be planted with potatoes that will also cause problems with Read more
Tomatoes are not good companion plants of kale, they do not complement each other in any way whatsoever. Broccoli and other vegetables in the cabbage family are not good companion plants of kale because they belong to the same nightshade family. The tree of heaven Read more
Most plants in the nightshade or solanum family are incompatible with arugula plants. These plants can shade the ground around arugula and minimize evaporation in the soil. There are even recipes that incorporate celery and arugula. For continual harvests, it is recommended to stagger planting Read more
Peppers do well with carrots, eggplant, onions, parsley and tomatoes, but do not plant kohlrabi anywhere near them. For this reason, pepper tends to have very less issues when growing them except for the fact that they do not do well with fennel and kohlrabi. Read more
This is why they are planted in between different types of plants such as potatoes, cucumber, corn and spinach. Although the potatoes are larger than the spinach, they tend to keep their roots close to the soil. However, spinach benefits from the nitrogen fixing when Read more
Another study showed that basil alone did not increase the yield of the tomato plant. Moreover, some plants might have invasive roots that will leave your basil without nutrients. It can grow easily with the basil water requirements as well as with way less. Cilantro Read more
In the following article, we will discuss the benefits of companion planting with asparagus and what grows well with asparagus. The most interesting combination of companion plants for asparagus that I have read about was asparagus, strawberries, rhubarb, and horseradish. During Colonial times, grapes were Read more
Why not plant artichoke near tomatoes. As well as the obvious, there are lots of hidden daisies including vegies like lettuce, chicory artichokes.
Root maggots cannot be controlled with companion planting, but they are driven away by sprinkling fireplace ashes around parsnips and root vegetables as you plant them in your garden. Plant companion plants like onions and garlic with parsnips in February. When you plant parsnips in Read more
Comfrey is a large plant, growing up to 3 feet tall and 2 1 2 feet wide, and its fast, spreading growth early in the growing season makes it unsuitable for planting in or close to your asparagus bed. Other plants that aren t compatible Read more
Interplanting parsley and basil, along with the tomatoes, in close proximity to asparagus is also said to repel asparagus beetle. In the following article, we will discuss the benefits of companion planting with asparagus and what grows well with asparagus. Keep them well away from Read more
Giving your zucchini and summer squash plenty of space to spread out is one of the most important considerations as you plan your garden. The ample growth of squash and zucchini plants shade the soil and prevent the infiltration of weeds, while their spiny leaves Read more
Do not plant turnips near other root crops such as parsnips, carrots, potatoes, or beets because they compete for the same nutrients in the soil. Try turnips mashed half and half with new potatoes and a generous dollop of butter. Grated or diced, raw turnips Read more
Though there aren t too many plants to avoid planting near peppers, we have a few recommendations. Though brussels sprouts can be tricky to grow without running into pest issues, they are comfortable being grown near peppers. If you re new to growing peppers, or Read more