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!

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.

Blackberries in garden growing with green foliage and fresh berries

Companion Planting

19 Companion Plants to Grow With Blackberries

Not sure what you should grow with your garden blackberries this season? Picking the right companion plants for your blackberries can have many benefits, including better fruit yield. In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss shares her favorite plants to grow with Blackberries this season.

plants to avoid planting with tomatoes

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13 Plants to Avoid Planting With Tomatoes This Season

Are you planning on companion planting your tomatoes this season, but aren't sure which plants to avoid? There are several plants that can compete with tomatoes for nutrients or attract unwelcome diseases into your garden. In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss shares the plants you should avoid growing near your tomatoes this season.

A close up of potatoes and cucumbers recently harvested after growing in the garden. The cucumbers are in a brown wicker basket, and the potatoes are still covered in soil, in a blue plastic basket.

Companion Planting

Can You Plant Cucumbers With Potatoes in Your Garden?

Thinking of planting cucumbers with potatoes in your garden this season? Maybe you are curious if it's even a good idea? In this article, gardening expert and homesteader Merideth Corhs examines if planting cucumbers with your potatoes is a good idea this season, or if you should stick to other companions for either vegetable.

zucchini and tomatoes

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Should You Plant Zucchini With Tomatoes This Season?

Looking to grow both tomatoes and zucchini in the garden, but aren't sure if they should be planted near one another? These two popular garden plants will yield plenty of fruit, but should they be planted as companions? In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen shares if you should be planting tomatoes with zucchini, or if it's best to stick to other plants.

Blueberries and Strawberries from Garden

Companion Planting

Can You Grow Strawberries With Blueberries?

Thinking of growing strawberries with blueberries in your garden this season? Companion planting is a common practice but can lead to stunted crops when you pair your plants incorrectly. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen looks at if blueberries and strawberries make good companion plants in the garden.

Tomatoes and Strawberries freshly picked sitting in a basket

Companion Planting

Can You Grow Tomato Plants and Strawberries Together?

Thinking of growing strawberries and tomatoes together as companions in your garden, but aren't quite sure if it's a good idea? In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen examines if these two popular garden plants can be grown together, or if they are better off paired with something else.

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21 Cabbage Companion Plants You Can Grow With Cabbage

Companion planting can be an art form, specifically if you have limited gardening space. Cabbage is a shade friendly veggie that can grow well with a number of different vegetables. In this article, gardening expert and former organic farmer Sarah Hyde examines her favorite companion plants for cabbage in your garden.

marigolds and zinnias

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Can You Plant Marigolds and Zinnias Together?

Thinking of planting some marigolds with your zinnias this season but want to make sure they'll be good companions before you start? In this article, gardening expert and cut flower farmer Taylor Sievers walks through if it's safe to pair these flowers together, and what you can expect when you do.

marigolds and peppers

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Can Marigolds Be Planted With Peppers in Your Garden?

Thinking of planting some marigolds with your garden grown peppers this season? Curious to know if it's a good idea or not? In this article, gardening expert Natalie Leiker examines if planting marigolds with peppers in your garden is a good idea, or if you should stick to other companion plants.