Companion Plants: What Grows Well Together - Herb Companion Chart
A list of herbs, their companions, and their uses, including some beneficial weeds and flowers can be found in the companion chart for herbs below.
||Companion to tomatoes; dislikes rue intensely; improves growth and flavor; epels flies and mosquitoes|
||Companion to tomatoes; improves growth and flavo.|
||Companion to tomatoes, squash, and strawberries; deters tomato worms; improves growth and flavo.|
||Plant here and there; loosens soil.|
||Plant in borders; deters flea beetles.|
||Companion to cabbage and onions; improves growth and flavor.|
||Companion to radishes; improves growth and flavor.|
||Companion to carrots; improves growth and flavor.|
||Companion to potatoes; deters potato bugs; improves growth and flavor.|
||Companion to cabbage; dislikes carrots; improves the growth and health of cabbage.|
||Plant away from gardens; most plants dislike it.|
||Companion to carrots and potatoes; deters potato bugs; improves growth and flavor.|
||Plant near roses and raspberries; deters Japanese beetles; improves growth and health.|
||General insect repellent.|
||Plant at the corners of a potato patch to deter potato bugs.|
||Deters cabbage moths; companion to cabbage and grapes.Keep away from radishes.|
||This edible weed should be allowed to grow in moderate amounts in the garden, especially in corn.|
||Sprinkle throughout the garden.|
||Improves flavor and health of plants if planted hee and there.|
||The workhorse of the pest deterrents. Plant throughout the garden; discourages Mexican bean beetles, nematodes, and other insects.|
||Here and there in the garden; improves flavor.|
||Companion to cabbage and tomatoes; improves health and flavor;deters white cabbage moths.|
|Mole plant||Deters moles and mice if planted here and there.|
|Nasturlium||Companion to radishes, cabbage, and gourds; plant under fruit trees; deters aphids, squash bugs, and striped pumpkin beetles; improves growth and flavor.|
||Planted among cabbages, it repels white cabbage butterflies|
||One of the best weeds for pumping nutrients from the subsoil; it is good for potatoes, onions, and corn; keep weeds thinned.|
|Pot marigold (Calendula)
||Companion to tomatoes, but plant elsewhere in the garden, too; deters asparagus beetles, tomato worms, and general garden pests.|
||deters asparagus beetles, tomato worms, and general garden pests.|
|Rosemary||Companion to cabbage, beans, carrots, and sage; deters cabbage moths, bean bettles, and carrot flies
|Rue||Keep it far away from sweet basil; plant near roses and raspberries; deters Japanese beetles.|
|Sage||Plant with rosemary, cabbage, and carrots; keep away from cucumbers; deters cabbage moth, carrot fl.|
|Southernwood||Plant here and there in garden; companion to cabbage; improves growth and flavor; deters cabbage moths|
|Sow thistle||This weed in moderate amounts can help tomatoes, onions, and corn.|
|Summer savory||Plant with beans and onions; improves growth and flavor;deters bean beetles.|
|Tansy||Plant under fruit trees; companion to roses and raspberries; deters flying insects, Japanese beetles, striped cucumber beetles,squash bugs, and ants.|
|Tarragon||Good throughout the garden.|
|Thyme||Here and there in the garden; deters cabbage worms.|
|Valerian||Good anywhere in the garden.|
|Wormwood||As a border, it keeps animals from the garden.|
|Yarrow||Plant along borders, paths, and near aromatic herbs; enhances essential oil production.|
All-Around Beneficial Influence—Certain herbs and one tree have a beneficial influence on the whole plant community. These plants and their characteristics are:
- Lemon balm creates a beneficial atmosphee around itselfand attracts bees. Part of the mint family.
- Marjoram has a beneficial efect on surrounding plants.
- Oregano has a beneficial efect on surrounding plants.
- Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica): Helps neighboring plants to grow more resistant to spoiling. Increases the essential oil content in many herbs. Stimulates humus formation. Helps stimulate fermentation in compost piles. As a tea, it promotes plant growth and helps strengthen plants. Concentrates sulfur, potassium, calcium, and iron in its body.
- Valerian (Valeriana officinali): Helps most vegetables. Stimulates phosphorus activity in its vicinity. Encourages health and disease resistance in plants.
- Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile): A lime specialist. Contains a growth hormone which stimulates the growth of yeast. In a 1:100 ratio, it helps the growth of wheat. As a tea, it combats diseases such as damping off in young plants. Concentrates calcium, sulfur, and potash in its body.
- Dandelion (Taraxacum officinal): Increases the aromatic quality of all herbs. In small amounts it helps most vegetables. Concentrates potash in its body.