plants by Professor Stuart B. Hill Department of Entomology Macdonald College
County Extension In the following listing,
companions refer to those vegetables that, when planted together, are
mutually beneficial. Allies are the herbs and flowers that provide
protection or improve the growth of certain vegetables. Enemies are
other vegetables, herbs and flowers that can cause detrimental effects
when planted near certain vegetables.
Planting Ecogardening Factsheet #10, Winter 1994
Most people think of plants as very passive organisms. They grow almost
unperceptively, and only once a year do they flower or produce edible
products. However, plants are very active in ways that are not so
obvious to the casual observer.
Companion Chart Has a lists vegetables and their most compatible plants.
Vegetable Gardening It's said that vegetables are
like people, they thrive on companionship. It is believed that
vegetables will yield up to twice as much when they are surrounded with
companion plants. So in this article we will discuss the top 12
vegetables and their best friends.
Gardens Companion Planting has an herb companion planting chart.
Planting: Basic Concept and Resources Horticulture Technical Note
Companion planting is based on the idea that certain plants can benefit
others when planted in near proximity. The scientific and traditional
bases for these plant associations are discussed. A companion planting
chart for common herbs, vegetables, and flowers is provided, as is a
listing of literature resources for traditional companion planting. An
appendix provides history, plant varieties, and planting designs for
the Three Sisters, a traditional Native American companion planting practice.
Planting Scientific study of companion planting has
confirmed that some combinations have real benefits unique to those
combinations. And practical experience has demonstrated to many
gardeners how to mate certain plants for their mutual benefit.