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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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Don't leave your tomatoes hanging around defenseless. Plant a few of these great companions to help your veggies fend off insects.
Don't leave your tomatoes hanging around defenseless. Plant a few of these great companions to help your veggies fend off insects.
1. Basil. Helps repel thrips, flies and mosquitos. Excellent companion for tomatoes and peppers.
1. Basil. Helps repel thrips, flies and mosquitos. Excellent companion for tomatoes and peppers.
2. Sage. Repels cabbage moths and flea beetles. Flowers are great for attracting bees and other beneficial insects.
2. Sage. Repels cabbage moths and flea beetles. Flowers are great for attracting bees and other beneficial insects.
3. Lemon Catnip. Brew tea from its leaves and spray on plants to drive away flea beetles.
3. Lemon Catnip. Brew tea from its leaves and spray on plants to drive away flea beetles.
4. Lemon Balm. Citronella compounds in its leaves do a wonderful job of repelling insects. Safe to rub on your skin as an organic mosquito repellent.
4. Lemon Balm. Citronella compounds in its leaves do a wonderful job of repelling insects. Safe to rub on your skin as an organic mosquito repellent.
5. Sweet Alyssum. Attracts hoverflies (enemy of aphids) and bees.
5. Sweet Alyssum. Attracts hoverflies (enemy of aphids) and bees.
6. Scented marigolds keep the soil free of nematodes and attract beneficial insects like ladybugs.
6. Scented marigolds keep the soil free of nematodes and attract beneficial insects like ladybugs.
7. Nasturtiums make a great barrier around tomato plants, deterring squash bugs and trapping aphids. Nasturtium leaves and flowers are edible, making them a great addition to salads.
7. Nasturtiums make a great barrier around tomato plants, deterring squash bugs and trapping aphids. Nasturtium leaves and flowers are edible, making them a great addition to salads.
8. Geraniums repel cabbage worms and Japanese beetles.
8. Geraniums repel cabbage worms and Japanese beetles.
9. Petunias repel leafhoppers, aphids, tomato worms. Like catnip, tea brewed from its leaves can be sprayed on your plants as an organic insecticide.
9. Petunias repel leafhoppers, aphids, tomato worms. Like catnip, tea brewed from its leaves can be sprayed on your plants as an organic insecticide.
10. Rosemary repels bean beetle, cabbage fly, cabbage moth and carrot fly.
10. Rosemary repels bean beetle, cabbage fly, cabbage moth and carrot fly.
10. Mints deter white cabbage moths, ants, flea beetles, fleas and aphids. Make your own mint mulch and add to beets, giving them the benefits without the danger of invasive mint roots.
10. Mints deter white cabbage moths, ants, flea beetles, fleas and aphids. Make your own mint mulch and add to beets, giving them the benefits without the danger of invasive mint roots.

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  • Stephanie Stepp
    on Oct 6, 2013

    Love the colorful planters that the herbs were planted in (#2). Any idea where I can purchase these or who makes them? Thanks Stephanie

    • Marie S
      on Oct 7, 2013

      @Stephanie Stepp you can go to a nursey to get the pots and if they don't have the color pots go to a hardware store and buy spray paint. These look like plastic ones, WalMart etc..

  • Marie S
    on Oct 7, 2013

    Thank You for sharing these photo's

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