Companion Planting

Companion planting, sometimes called intercropping, can be used to deter pests and improve yields. Some plants work well together, and others just don't. We are taking a deep dive into these "good neighbor" plants, what works well together, and what should be avoided... but more importantly, we're explaining why these things may have positive or negative impacts on your plants!

radicchio companions

Companion Planting

11 Companion Plants to Grow with Radicchio

Radicchio is a cool-season crop that adds a crunch to any dish. This leafy green can be paired with several different vegetables in your garden this season. In this article, gardening expert Kaleigh Brillon goes over all the plants you can grow with radicchio in the garden.

'snowball y' cauliflower is nestled in large green, ribbed leaves.

Companion Planting

15 Companion Plants to Grow With Cauliflower

In this article, gardening expert Kaleigh Brillon goes over all the different crops you can plant with cauliflower. Cauliflower may be big, but you can plant plenty of things with it. You'll learn all about companion planting, and why it's a great idea to pair certain plants with your cauliflower this season!

corn companion plants

Companion Planting

17 Companion Plants to Grow With Corn

Are you looking for some plants to grow next to your corn this season? There are many different options to choose from! In this article, gardening expert Kaleigh Billon shares her favorite corn companions, wiith names and pictures of each!

A closeup of a Stokesia Laevis flower that boasts a cluster of mesmerizing, lavender petals arranged in a symmetrical formation. The vibrant cluster sits in a lush garden under the sun.

Companion Planting

19 Perennial Companion Plants for Blazing Star Flowers

Do you want to grow blazing star (Liatris spp.) and need some beautiful companion plants to grow with it? Blazing star is a spectacular native wildflower that also has some wonderful cultivars. Gardening enthusiast Liessa Bowen will introduce 19 ideal perennial companion plants to grow with your Liatris.

spinach with carrots

Companion Planting

Can You Plant Spinach With Carrots?

Thinking of planting spinach with your garden grown carrots this season, but aren't quite sure if it's a good idea or not? These two popular vegetables are quite popular, but do they offer benefits when grown next to one another? In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss looks at if these two vegetables will grow well together or if there are better companion plants for each.

Strawberries and Blackberries in garden growing on leaves

Companion Planting

Can You Grow Strawberries with Blackberries?

Are you thinking of growing strawberries with blackberries in your garden this season, but aren't sure if these two plants pair well together? Both blackberries and strawberries can make good companions with other plants, but are they a sweet match made in the fruit garden? In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss compares the two and if there are better garden companions for both plants.