Companion planting is an important tool that utilizes the natural abilities of plants to contribute to the health of your garden.
Tomatoes and basil truly are the best of friends! Not only do they work wonderfully together in sauces, but they can even help each other out in the garden.
Basil is a good friend to peppers, helping repel aphids, spider mites, mosquitoes, and flies.
Growing corn and beans together is a great idea because the beans will naturally climb the cornstalks, meaning you won't even have to build a trellis!
Brighten up your cucumber patch by planting cheerful marigolds and nasturtiums – they help to keep aphids and beetles away!
Planting carrots near onions is a great idea! Not only will the onions keep the carrot fly away, they also help to chase away pesky aphids.
If you want to keep your lettuce safe, why not try planting some mint, chives, and garlic nearby? Beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, corn, peas, and radishes all work great as companion plants