There are all kinds of companion planting books and charts out there you can buy or download, but for my purposes I just want to know what NOT to plant (because one, the other or both will fail as a crop) within 4′ of one another.
This reminders are helpful to keep in mind as you create your garden layout. Getting companion planting right could improve your production and minimize maintenance.
Well, here you are. This should go into your Survival Binder:
- Beans HATE garlic, onions, peppers and sunflowers.
- Corn Hates tomatoes.
- Onions Hate beans, peas and sage.
- Cucumbers Hate aromatic herbs, melons and potatoes.
- Peppers & Radishes Hate beans and kohlrabi.
- Cabbage Hates broccoli, cauliflower, strawberries and tomatoes.
- Carrots Hate anis, dill and parsley.
- Lettuce Hates broccoli.
- Tomatoes Hate broccoli, brussell sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, corn, kale and potatoes.
For more info, HERE is the Wiki article about this form of polyculture.
Very timely :-) We learned “the hard way” about some of the “hates” of companion gardening. Last year I made the mistake of planting cabbage in the same 4×4 as my tomatoes. The tomatoes did “OK” but the cabbage was a total failure. Planted some radishes and lettuce there also…and I’d consider those at best, a harvest of sorts :-) Will pay more attention both to rotation AND companions. Each 4×4 had marigolds…they did fine :-) :-(
On a break from my outdoor labor of love and going to study this a bit more and see where I can put some of the winter sown milk jug transplants. So appreciate this multifaceted site.