Scientific study known as COMPANION PLANTING has verify that some combinations have a real rare benefits and practical experience explains many gardeners how to combine different plants to have maximum advantage. Many people believe that some plants have surprising influence on each other that help them to grow and moreover different plants on their ability helps each other in many forms such as protection from pests, allowing two plants in same patch, tall plant with a small plant etc.
So here are 20 plants that are way better together :
# 1. ROSE AND LAVENDER:
They both have same requirements of light, moisture and fertility and they both can be planted together successfully because lavender have been known to repel many pests and insects and therefore it seems to be very useful for rose.
# 2. RADISH AND CUCUMBER:
Luscious, crunchy cucumber makes excellent combination with radish with both vegetable benefits with it. Both of them need a lot of sun and well draining soil and cucumber improves growth of radish.
# 3. CORNS AND BEANS:
The beans provide nitrogen to the soil which is useful for the corns and on the other hand corns provide natural fence for the beans and large leaves provide shade to the soil and maintain moisture.
# 4. TOMATO AND CABBAGE:
Tomatoes act as a repellent to an insect which are caterpillars that chew large holes in cabbage leaves.
# 5. GARLIC AND ROSE:
Garlic not only protects roses from bugs but it also helps to prevent fungal infections. They both really are perfect pair.
#6. MARIGOLD AND MELONS:
Certain marigold varieties control roundworms in the roots of melons as well as chemical treatment.
# 7. NASTURTIUMS AND CUCUMBER:
Nasturtiums have a unique scent which repels insect and as cucumber hugs the ground so it goes best with nasturtiums.
# 8. CALENDULA AND BROCCOLI:
These flowers generate some sticky substance which traps insects which comes most to plants like broccoli.
# 9. LETTUCE AND POTATES:
Potatoes are deep rooted plant whereas lettuce is hallow rooted so they both are very good when it comes to companion.
# 10. PUMPKIN AND BEANS:
The beans can use the pumpkin as it helps to keep the weeds down whereas beans help pumpkin to stay healthy and productive.
# 11. STRAWBERRY AND LUPIN:
Lupin is actually a legume. It fixes nitrogen in soil therefore fertilizing the plants like strawberries. Strawberry is invasive in nature so it goes best with lupin.
# 12. DILL AND TOMATOES:
Planting these crops protects tomatoes from hornworm and moreover dill helps tomatoes to grow properly and it helps to improve the flavor of tomatoes.
# 13. CHIVES AND CARROT:
Chives don’t require much fertilizers and its strong spicy scent confuses flies such as carrot rust fly away from carrots.
# 14. POTATOES AND SWEET ALYSSUM:
The sweet scent of sweet alyssum attract beneficial insects predatory wasp which are good for potatoes.
# 15. WATERMELON AND PUMPKIN:
Although vegetable family does not go well with each other but watermelon and pumpkin is favorable companion. They require big garden because of their spreading out habit.
# 16. EGGPLANT AND PEPPER:
Eggplant needs high maintenance. Both hot and sweet plant makes a good combination as they have same growing needs and are vulnerable to same pests.
# 17. ONION AND BEETS:
Beets grow well with onions, they are compatible. They draw from different level of soil so they do not compete for the nutrients and also onion helps to suppress fungal related diseases.
# 18. BASIL AND PEPPER:
It is said that growing basil near pepper boost their flavor and also repel common insects like spiders, mosquitoes.
# 19. CLOVER AND CANNABIS:
Clover brings up nutrients from deep roots and its shallow roots helps in proper water distribution by trapping in moisture.
# 20. MINT AND CABBAGE:
Mint plant spreads rapidly therefore best companion for mint pant is cabbage as this flower attracts many beneficial insects. Mint helps cabbage by improving its health and flavor.