Companion planting chart for vegetables is a quick reference for when you are planning and sketching your spring garden layout.
Companion vegetable plants help each other grow – For example: Tall big leaf plants provide shade for sun sensitive shorter plants.
Companion vegetable plants help prevent damaging insects problems – For example: Plants can repel certain insects that can damage a vegetable crop. Some insects detest certain vegetables and by planting them a vegetable they find delicious is one way to deal with the problem. ( Think of it this way – if you put a dirty sock on a slice of pizza… your no longer going to want to eat that slice of pizza)
Companions vegetable plants attract beneficial insects – Planting certain vegetables near each other brings predators of damaging insects. (Predators will get a full belly eating the insects you want gone… winning situation for both)
Did you know that if you plant onions near carrots, it makes the carrots sweeter ?
Marigold (flower) benefits most vegetable crops including tomatoes, onions and beans, it enhances their flavors and repels bean beetles, aphids, potato bugs, squash bugs, nematodes, and maggots.
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