A Guide To Companion Planting in Your Garden

| July 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Here is a guide to companion plants for your garden. This is intended as a guide only. I have found that trail and error is a good way to sort out who likes who in the garden.  I also recommend getting a copy of a Jackie Frenches Companion Planting book, its full of great bits of information.


Companion Herb

Apples – Chives, Foxgloves, Nasturtiums and Wallflowers

Apricot – Basil and Tansy

Asparagus – Tomato, Parsley and Basil

Basil -Tomato, Asparagus, Parsley and Apricot

Bean – Carrot, Cucumber, Cabbage, Peas, Lettuce, Spinach and Corn

Beans Dwarf – Beetroot and Potatoes

Beetroot – Onion, Silverbeet, Kohlrabi, Lettuce and Cabbage

Dwarf Blueberry – Basil, Thyme and Sorrel

Cabbage – Beans, Beetroot, Celery, Mint, Thyme, Sage, Rosemary, Dill, Potato, Chamomile and Oregano

Carrot – Peas, Radish, Lettuce, Chives, Sage, Onions and Leeks

Cauliflower – Celery and Beans

Chervil – Dill and Coriander

Chives – Parsley, Apricots and Carrots

Citrus – Guava

Coriander – Dill, Chervil, Anise, Cabbage and Carrot

Cucumber – Potatoes, Beans, Celery, Lettuce, Corn Savoy, Cabbage, Sunflower and Radish

Dill – Carrots and Tomatoes

Foxglove – Tomatoes, Potatoes and Apples

Horseradish – Fruit, Trees and Potatoes

Hyssop – Grapes, Cabbage and Tansy

Kale – Tomatoes, Sage, Rosemary and Climbing Beans

Garlic – Roses, Apples and Peaches


Geranium Mulberry, Hyssop, Basil, Peas and Beans

Guava – Citrus

Leek – Carrot and celery

Lettuce – Carrot, Onion, Strawberry, Beetroot, Cabbage, Radish and Marigold

Marigold – Lettuce, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Roses and Beans

Mint – Cabbage

Nasturtiums – Apples, Radish, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Kohlrabi, Turnip, Cucumber and zucchini

Onion – Carrot, Beetroot, Silverbeet, Pansy and Lettuce

Companion Planting

Oregano – Cabbage

Parsley – Tomatoes, Asparagus, roses and chives

Parsnip – Peas, Potatoes, Peppers, Beans, Radish and Garlic

Peaches – Tansy, and Garlic

Peas – Potatoes, carrot, Turnip and Radish

Potatoes – Peas, Beans, Cabbage, Corn, Broad Beans, Nasturtiums and Marigolds

Pumpkin – Corn

Radish – Lettuce, Peas, Chervil and Nasturtiums

Roses – Garlic, Parsley and Onion

Sage – Carrots and Cabbage

Savory – Beans and Onions

Silverbeet – Onion, Beetroot and lavender

Spinach – Strawberry and Beans

Strawberry – Borage, Lettuce, spinach and Sage

Sunflower – Squash and Cucumber

Tansy – Cabbage, Roses, Raspberry, Grape and Peach

Thyme – Cabbage Family

Tomato – Asparagus, Celery, Parsley, Basil, Carrot, Chives and Marigold

Turnip – Peas

Zucchini – Nasturtium


And of course, where there are good companions there is also bad companions. The list below is a basic look at who doesn’t like who in the garden.

Apples – Grass and Potato


Beans – Onion, Garlic, Fennel, Gladioli and Sunflower

Broccoli – Strawberry

Cabbage – Rue

Carrot – Tomato

Carnation – Hyacinth

Cauliflower – Strawberry

Coriander – Fennel

Fennel – Beans, Tomato, Kohlrabi, Coriander and Wormwood

Garlic – Peas, Beans, cabbage and Strawberry

Gladioli – Strawberry, Beans and Peas

Hyssop – Radish

Kohlrabi – Tomato and Bean

Mint – Parsley

Parsnip – Carrot, Parsley and Cabbage

Peas – Onion, Shallot and Garlic

Potato – Apple, Cherry, Cucumber, Pumpkin, Sunflower, Tomato, Raspberry and Rosemary

Pumpkin – Potato

Radish – Hyssop

Raspberry – Blackberry and Potato

Strawberry – Cabbage, Cauliflower, Tomato and Brussel Sprouts

Tomato – Rosemary, Potato, Fennel, Apricot and Kohlrabi

Don’t forget that companion planting includes all the wildlife in your back yard from the bees to the lizards and everything else in between. Get rid of any poison sprays you may have and just let nature do its own housekeeping. As always love what you grow, Enjoy.

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Hi my name Tanya and I am a lover of growing all things in the garden. Its the one place I feel at peace and can rest my soul. From my earliest childhood memory I have always loved the garden. So I hope to be able to pass on some of the information, tips, tricks and of course my passion for Gardening. Love what you grow. Enjoy.

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