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.

Raspberry Companion Plants | What to Grow with Berries
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Raspberry Companion Plants | What to Grow with Berries

Growing raspberries in our backyard garden is an amazing experience! This year I’m delighted to be growing yellow raspberries as well as red raspberries for my girls (and me!). I decided to plant the berries in different spaces, though, so I quickly got to thinking about raspberry companion plants and what to plant with raspberries….

3 Sisters Garden – Powerful Pairing of Beans, Corn and Squash
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3 Sisters Garden – Powerful Pairing of Beans, Corn and Squash

Have you heard a 3 sisters garden? The three sisters crops include beans, corn, and squash – three plants that grow very well together. Growing this trio in close proximity in the garden brings benefits for all three plants. I personally have not tried a 3 sisters garden yet, but it’s interesting to me and…

15 Companion Plants for Tomatoes: What to Plant with Tomatoes

15 Companion Plants for Tomatoes: What to Plant with Tomatoes

Whose grandfather or grandmother hasn’t grown tomato plants?! It’s like a gardener’s rite of passage. Wanting to grow wonderful tomatoes like my dad and grandfather, I realize I also need to focus on figuring out what to plant with tomatoes. I leaned on tribal gardening knowledge to help find the best companion plants for tomatoes….