Companion Plants

Let’s get into some of the science of gardening! These companion plants can help your garden grow better.

What are the best companion plants for each veggie, flower, fruit, and herb?

We’ll update this page with all the posts we make related to garden plants and their BFFs.

Benefits of Companion Planting

Gardeners and farmers have grown plants as companions for eons. Companion planting brings so many benefits:

  • Space saving!
  • Pest prevention and control
  • Weed prevention
  • Soil moisture retention
  • Decreased disease issues
  • And More

What Helps Plants Thrive Together?

  • When they have similar growing requirements and live together in those conditions
  • When one plant has the ability to deter common pests to the other plant
  • When one plant offers helpful benefits to another.

Best Companion Plants

Stay tuned for tips and tricks on the best buddy plants for:

  • Tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Peppers
  • Beans
  • Corn
  • Squash
  • Zucchini
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Berries
  • Melons
  • And More!

You’ll also find helpful posts about favorite traditional growing techniques, like three sisters gardening.

Discover the best plant pairings for your favorite vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers.

Cucumber Companion Plants – What to Grow Nearby (and Not!)
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Cucumber Companion Plants – What to Grow Nearby (and Not!)

Cucumbers tend to be a favorite garden plant to grow for lots of people. Fresh and crunchy, it’s great to have a healthy crop. In trying to optimize my garden layouts, I started looking for cucumber companion plants – what grows best near cucumbers! I know I would not be the only gardener to find…

Cantaloupe Companion Plants – What to Grow with Cantaloupe (Muskmelon)
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Cantaloupe Companion Plants – What to Grow with Cantaloupe (Muskmelon)

If you’re wondering where to grow cantaloupe in the garden, you aren’t alone. I was looking for the best cantaloupe companion plants so I can plot out my fruit and veggie gardens this year. Since I needed to know what to grow with cantaloupe, I thought you might want to get some ideas, too. This…

Watermelon Companion Plants – What to Plant and NOT Plant Nearby
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Watermelon Companion Plants – What to Plant and NOT Plant Nearby

If you’ve ever tried growing watermelon, you’ve likely noticed it takes up quite a bit of space in the garden! I sure did, so I got to thinking about watermelon companion plants so I could maximize my growing space. I’m happy to share my favorite combinations of what to plant near watermelon and what to…

Strawberry Companion Plants – What to Plant Near Strawberries
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Strawberry Companion Plants – What to Plant Near Strawberries

Strawberries are quite possibly one of the easiest fruits to grow in the garden. Simply bring home a few starter plants, water as needed, and they pretty much establish themselves. Finding good strawberry companion plants means you can find room for even more berries in your garden! Companion planting strawberries allows you to find mutually…

Garlic Companion Plants – Where to Plant Garlic in the Garden
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Garlic Companion Plants – Where to Plant Garlic in the Garden

When the rest of your garden is finally winding down, it’s just about time to start thinking about where to plant garlic in the garden. Find a few garlic companion plants and you’ll be all set to think ahead for next year’s harvest! Finding a good garlic companion plant starts with looking at your current…

Blueberry Companion Plants | What Grows Well with Blueberries
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Blueberry Companion Plants | What Grows Well with Blueberries

Growing a pick-your-own backyard is one of our family’s current focuses in the garden. I purchased two new blueberry bushes this summer, so I started looking for blueberry companion plants to make the most of my space. Right now, I have one Blue Crop blueberry bush planted along the fence next to my original raised…