Nasturtium s spiciness adds a nip to a butter lettuce salad, while marigold s sweetness mellows out the peppery taste of arugula. Since a well-designed garden contains plants that not only benefit the gardener but also the other plants, these plants can be worked into a garden with arugula when space or time allows. Peas also add nitrogen to the soil, boosting the arugula s ability to thrive in your garden. Not only will they provide much-needed shade to the cool weather loving arugula, but sunflowers can also attract pollinators to your garden. If you harvest radishes , they are a good neighbor to arugula as a trap plant for multiple kinds of beetles that love leafy greens. These plants are a good idea to plant near the leafy arugula plant, but for different reasons.
The pests listed below are common ones for kohlrabi. Once the kohlrabi bulb is 4-6 inches, you can harvest by cutting them from the base of the plant. Plant near asparagus, basil, cabbage family, carrots, gooseberries, mustard, parsley, onions, rosemary, sage, stinging nettles Keep away Read more
The ample growth of squash and zucchini plants shade the soil and prevent the infiltration of weeds, while their spiny leaves deter rodents who may enjoy a bean or sweet corn snack. While the three sisters are common companion plants for zucchini and summer squash, Read more
Tiny baby bok choy can be eaten raw or cooked. If you don t plan to eat your bok choy the same day that you harvest it, don t wash it damp vegetables will rot faster in the fridge. Companion plants can have various benefits 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
Fortunately, there are lots of useful companion plants we could opt for when trying to grow cantaloupes. And that s also the case of cantaloupe. But that s not all the plant could also boost the flavor of your cantaloupes and their growth in general. Read more
You may be surprised to learn that melons, cucumbers cousins, are poor matches to grow nearby. Oregano is an herb with a well-established reputation for repelling insect pests and is another good companion for cucumbers, as is dill. Sage is reported to stunt the growth Read more
Now that you ve learned all about the spinach companion plants and those that you should avoid, it s time to put your knowledge to work. When dill is growing, and spinach is maturing, the nutrient-sharing activities start, producing larger and better-tasting spinach while helping Read more
Plant 5 to 10 rutabagas per household member. Give rutabagas regular, even water so that roots growing steadily. Aphids and flea beetles can attack rutabagas. It was founded by Danish immigrants in 1906, and for many years the majority of America s rutabagas were grown Read more
Radishes will also help repel cucumber beetles, which means cucumbers, with their long growing season requirements, are also good companion plants for radishes. Early season radishes will be best combined with early season vegetables or those that will not get too large in a few Read more
Gooseberries The scent from interplanted tomatoes helps repel insect pests. Also, planting tomatoes near potatoes can make the potatoes more susceptible to potato blight. Walnuts Do not plant tomatoes under walnut or butternut trees, which produce an allelopathic chemical called juglone that inhibits the growth 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. If you plan on growing them in your Read more
According to companion planting lore, not all herbs make great neighbors for chard. In addition to pole beans, there are some other plants you may want to avoid growing next to your chard crop. Of course, if you are short on space and you really Read more
Nasturtiums are especially effective in repelling aphids, squash bugs, and beetles and enhance the flavor of summer squash and cucumbers. Bush varieties of summer squash do exceptionally well in a large pot or five-gallon container with good drainage. If you have planted zucchini, pattypan, longneck, Read more
There are five varieties of radicchio in the states that are common to grow at home or buy at your farmer s market. You have several choices for the best companion plants for radicchio. Each week, radicchio needs around 1 to 1.
Q Can I plant tomatoes and eggplant together. For example, corn and eggplant are both vegetables that need a lot of fertilizer. Do not plant fennel near your eggplant. Like other members of the nightshade family of plants, eggplant presents a sturdy vine with fruits Read more
Horseradish and rhubarb both grow taller than strawberries but not as high as asparagus ferns. At anytime of year, but best done when the plants are dormant, drive a sharp spade down through the middle of any rhubarb plant and grub out whichever half comes Read more
The timing of planting parsnips and companion plants varies throughout the year in the Bay Area. Radishes are a companion plant of the parsnip that thrives year-round. These plants support the health of your parsnips and keep pests away.
This creates a cool and moist environment in which the peppers can then thrive. Can peppers be planted together. Mountain marigold or Tagetes lemmonii is organic gardening expert Jekka McVicar s top companion plant for peppers as it will attract the white fly in the Read more
What can I plant next to jalapeno peppers. A lot of the companion plants for other peppers are also available for the jalapenos. Beans for jalapenos Peas for jalapenos Cauliflower Kohlrabi Broccoli Cabbage Kale Brussels sprouts Fennel Apricots.
I ll also cover those plants that you shouldn t grow with your corn crop. But is corn on that list. Since corn takes a lot of nitrogen from the soil, this is a perfect crop to sow alongside it. Earworm Beetles are one of Read more
Squash, tomatoes, celery, cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, beans, onions, garlic, lettuce, Swiss chard, spinach, cauliflower, and radishes all flourish when planted interspersed with turnips. Be patient, turnips require 50 to 60 days to reach maturity. A fall planting of turnips often provides a sweeter and Read more
When the leaves turn brown, usually in mid-to-late-summer, you can harvest your garlic. Before eating them, garlic bulbs need to cure by bundling them together and storing them in a cool, dark location until they fully dry out. A homemade powder or spray made from Read more
There are pea variants like snap peas that provide edible pods. Here s how to grow these wonderful sugar snap peas. Sugar snap peas are vegetables found in many dishes, edible pod-shaped peas that have rounded pods and thick pod walls, and contrary to the Read more
Lemongrass Cymbopogon citratus was found to lower populations of tobacco cutworm Spodoptera litura in Chinese kale crops. We d love to hear about them here and even better, we d love to see them growing alongside your kale if you have photos to share. Buckwheat Read more
If you re just planting, you may want to know the names of plants that grow well with celery. Read on for more information about companion planting with celery. Some flowers make good companion plants for celery as well. As an example, celery is a Read more
The strong fragrance of basil repels a number of pests that like okra, including flea beetles, stinkbugs, spider mites, aphids and whiteflies. Some of okra s best garden companions are plants that, like okra, need plenty of water. But they re detrimental to okra because Read more
Pro Gardener Tip Timing can be important when it comes to keeping your squash plants pest free. The most common way of companion planting squash is using the 3 Sisters Method. Companion planting with your squash can help your garden grow better, taste better, and Read more
Basil pairs well with tomatoes, repelling whiteflies, mosquitoes, spider mites, aphids, basil also attracts bees, which improves pollination, tomato health, and flavor.
Yes, you can plant watermelon and squash together. But will this make it difficult to accommodate different fertilizer, watering, and pH requirements between watermelon and squash. According to the University of Minnesota Extension, watermelons need to be spaced 2 feet apart in rows 5 feet Read more
It is even best to avoid planting potatoes is the same soil where nightshade plants have recently been grown. Although it is in the nightshade family, you should avoid planting potatoes near any other plants in the nightshade family. Beans, cabbage, and corn all will Read more
Friends Carrots should be planted near onions because onions will repel the carrot fly. Rosemary, sage, and chive also help repel carrot flies. Tomatoes benefit from carrots, too. Type of Vegetable Friends Enemies Special Notes Asparagus Basil, carrots, coriander, dill, marigolds, parsley, tomatoes Garlic, onions, Read more
Soybeans, butter beans, and bush beans are ideal companion plants for beets. Although beets do prefer full sun, they can grow just fine in a partially shaded area of the garden plot. When grated and served raw, beets are a delicious, colorful, and crunchy addition Read more
Growing peppers. also make great companion plants for peppers. Avoid planting peppers near members of the Brassica family or with fennel. These recommendations work for all peppers varieties, including spicy peppers like habaneros and sweet bell peppers. Since we save our seeds, we keep the Read more
In return, certain plants benefit from the growth of beans. Learn about some of the best species to grow near pole beans and bush beans, as well as what to avoid planting next to beans. Catnip This plant helps to repel flea beetles, a common Read more
To get the best out of your carrot plantation, you can grow them with other vegetables such as leeks, onions, tomatoes, and alliums. Chives, garlic, leeks, nasturtium, and daffodils. Add daikon radish, leeks, water chestnuts, and gochugaru mixture to the cabbage. When carrots and leeks Read more
Other plants that are an aromatic help to repel common garden pests that feed on broccoli include. Beyond that, the list of good neighbors for broccoli is a large one and these recommendations are exactly the same for Brussels sprouts, too. Potatoes can have a Read more
Not every plant will be good for companion planting with pumpkins. Plants that grow well with pumpkins are good pumpkin companion plants. Companion planting with pumpkins or other vegetables involves grouping together garden plants that help each other to grow. Along with corn and pumpkins, Read more
Let s take a look at some good companion plants for sweet potatoes, as well as some plants to avoid putting with sweet potatoes. Since it is a tropical crop, sweet potatoes grow well in warm weather and prefer rich warm soil. Some good vegetables Read more
Some root crops that work as companion plants to tomatillos include carrots and onions. Corn attracts pests that attack the tomatillo plant, and kohlrabi stunts the growth of the tomatillo plant. Adding companion plants that attract these pollinators can aid in the pollination of your Read more