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Companion Plant Chart

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  Allelopathic Attracts benificials Repells with smells Lures insects away Kills Nematodes Repels ants Repels aphids Repels fleas Benefits other plants NOTES
Angelica   * *       *     Flowers attract beneficials. May have a negative affect on carrots.  Avoid Dill
Anise   * *       * *   Might encourage Coriander to germinate and grow better, germinates better and grows more vigorously when sown with Coriander. Could be detrimental to Carrots
Artemisia *                 Few plants thrive when planted nearby. Hairs produce toxins. Rain or overhead watering will poison nearby plants
Asclepias *                  
  Allelopathic Attracts benificials Repells with smells Lures insects away Kills Nematodes Repels ants Repels aphids Repels fleas Benefits other plants NOTES
Asparagus                 * Planting with tomatoes or parsley will invigorate both crops.
Asters   *               If Asters invade pastures or fields, it indicates a need for drainage.  Repels most insects
Basil     *           * Improves flavor and growth of tomatoes. Does not grow well with Rue. Repels flies and mosquitoes.
Banana Peels                 * Provides 3.25 % phosphorus and 41.76 % potash. Bury around roses.
  Allelopathic Attracts benificials Repells with smells Lures insects away Kills Nematodes Repels ants Repels aphids Repels fleas Benefits other plants NOTES
Borage                 * Improves flavor and stimulates growth of strawberries, repels tomato hornworm.
Brassicas *                  
Broccoli *                  
Buttercup family *                 Root secretions poison soil for clover by retarding growth of nitrogen bacteria. Clover will dissappear in a meadow where buttercups grow.
Caraway                   Plant here and there, loosens soil.  Avoid Dill
Calendula     *             Repels tomato hornworms, asparagus beetles, other insects. Can repel dogs.
Catnip     *     *       Also repels flea beatles, spittlebugs, Japanese beetles, and weevils.
  Allelopathic Attracts benificials Repells with smells Lures insects away Kills Nematodes Repels ants Repels aphids Repels fleas Benefits other plants NOTES
Chives     *       *     Improves growth and flavor of carrots, grapes, roses and tomatoes. Inhibits beans and peas.  Repels rabbits.
Chrysanthemem         * *        
Coriander     *       *     Helps germination of anise, inhibits seed formation of fennel.
Cosmos                   Antoganistic to Fennel
Dandelion                 * Transport minerals, especially calcium, upward from deeper soil layers, to deposit them nearer the surface.
Daisies   *                
Dill   *         *     Improves growth of cabbage, reduces yeild of carrots, causes tomatoes to fail to thrive.  Keep away from Angelica and Carroway.
Elder *   *             Repels moles; place leaves in the runs, they find the odor offensive. Animals dislkie the rank taste. Discourages growth of other herbs.  Repels Rabits
  Allelopathic Attracts benificials Repells with smells Lures insects away Kills Nematodes Repels ants Repels aphids Repels fleas Benefits other plants NOTES
Fennel *                 Plant in ornamental border rather then vetetable garden. Inhibits growth of many crops.
Four O'clocks                   Japanese Beetles like the foliage, which is poisonous and will kill them.
Garlic     *       *     Also repels Japanese beetles. Negative effect on legumes.  Plant with Roses.
Geranuim     *             Good companion for roses, because they repel Japanese Beetles
Goldenrod * *                
Hollyhock                   Bruise leaves in oil and make into ointment for bee stings.
Legumes *                

Adds Nitrogen to soil

Lemon Balm   *               Attracts honeybees, sometimes called the 'bee herb'.
Lovage       *           Lures tomato hornworms. Improves growth and flavor of pole and bush beans.
  Allelopathic Attracts benificials Repells with smells Lures insects away Kills Nematodes Repels ants Repels aphids Repels fleas Benefits other plants NOTES
Marjoram                 * Good companion to all veggies.
Marigolds * * *             Because of it's allelopathic effects, it's best to plant marigolds and vegetables in separate beds.
Mint   * *     *       Improves vigor and flavor of cabbage and tomatoes.  Deters Cabbage White moth.
Nasturtiums       *           Trap crop for aphids.
Onions     *     *        
Oregano   *             * Attracts mud daubers, which carry caterpillars to their paper nests as food for larvae  Good companion to all veggies.
Parsley   *             * Asparagus, corn, roses, and tomatoes all benefit from parsley plantings nearby.
Pennyroyal           *   *  

Repels mosquitoes and flies.

Peppergrass *                  
Red Clover *                  
Rosemary                 * Plant near cabbage, beans, carrots, and sage. Deters cabbage moth, bean beetles, slugs, and carrot fly.
Rue *             *   Has a longer list of enemies than partners, begenning with the gardener. Oils from Rue can irritate the skin. Rue and Basil are incompatible
  Allelopathic Attracts benificials Repells with smells Lures insects away Kills Nematodes Repels ants Repels aphids Repels fleas Benefits other plants NOTES
Sage                 *

Plant with cabbage, carrots, strawberries and tomatoes
to enhance their growth.  Has natural antibacterial properties

Spearmint     *     * *      
Sunflower * *                
Tansey           * *     Repels cutworms
Tomato     *              
Thyme     *             Plant near cabbage. Deters cabbage worm
Umbelliferae   *                
Wormwood                   Plant as boarder to keep critters out of garden. Deters Slugs.
Yarrow   *             * Increases oil content of aromatic herbs
  Allelopathic Attracts benificials Repells with smells Lures insects away Kills Nematodes Repels ants Repels aphids Repels fleas Benefits other plants NOTES

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Last Updated on 2/26/00

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