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10 Great Friends: Veggie Garden Companion Plants

Don't leave your tomatoes hanging around defenseless. Plant a few of these great companions right beside them to repel detrimental insects. Our top ten favorites are included below. For more information - check the veggie, herb and flower compatibility of 44 common plants: www.gardenstamp.com/guides.html
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  • Marei
    Marei Weirsdale, FL
    on May 16, 2013

    Another helpful article! I had already planted new, young tomato plants in large container next to Rosemary and Oregano before reading this article - they all seem to love each other...:-)

  • April E
    April E Oklahoma City, OK
    on May 16, 2013

    ok 1 marigolds in the vegetable garden is a garden myth they actually attract spider mites as soon as they are done w/ the tomatoes they jump on dessert, your tomatoes, petunias do not repel anything aphids think they are tasty this goes for any plant that "traps" aphids as soon as they kill this plant they move on to your veggies. now all the herb suggestions are very good add to that garlic. Garlic is a great deterent for many insects is easy to grow and you can plant it right at the root of you vegetables so it is close enough to do some good

  • TamiBloomz
    TamiBloomz Blue Springs, MO
    on May 16, 2013

    What will repel squash bugs... that's my biggest pest problem in my garden !???? ANYONE know?

  • Diana Wise
    Diana Wise Indianapolis, IN
    on May 16, 2013

    TamiBloomz, number 6 above tells of Nasturitums being a barrier for squash bugs.

  • June
    June Tracy, CA
    on May 17, 2013

    I read to plant onions around the squash plant to keep the bugs away, one person said hes done this for three years and no more problems , I just happened to have planted onions beside my squash plants in rows on each side of the squash cause I had so many onion plants ( thought they would get sun there ...lol... but so far no squash bugs , I wont get any onions cause the squash leaves are covering them up sun wise , but thats OK if I dont get the squash Bugs ! :)

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