Plants that Grow Well Together (And Plants that Don’t)

Posted on Nov 3 2013 - 10:37am by UOG

“Companion planting is one of the best techniques to grow a better garden and naturally repel pests. Some plants thrive next to certain other plants, while being completely incompatible with others (much like humans!). This infographic tells you at a glance the combinations that work best.

It highlights, for example, how thyme can be paired with just about any of the other plants in the list to improve your garden. Beans, on the other hand, are much pickier about their neighbouring plants.” – LifeHacker

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Creator: Max Schau – http://www.paulsmowingmelbourne.com.au/

  • Catspryt

    Why are sage and dill red in one pairing but blue in another?

  • Léger

    heheh good eye there Catspryt, this doc might be a little hastily put together..The fact is however that companion planting is still based very much on a few basic sources (like carrots love tomatoes) and is based very heavily on the experience of a few gardeners and not on ‘hard science’. This doesn’t mean that companion planting don’t work, it just means that is a guide that you might want to try and see if it all works for ya. There are some things that are very important such as root profiles, marco and micro nutrient requirements, light and moisture requirements, ph and soil type requirements etc that can be extremely useful to consider when planting various species together. This is information that is not necessarily taken into account with many companion planting guides…It takes a little research but if you geek out on this kinda jazz like I do, It aiint all that bad!

  • http://cleaners-melbourne.com/ Max Schau

    Hello, Urbanorganicgardener! I’d like you to edit this infographic and add my site Paul’s Mowing Melbourne as a source with the anchor text leading to my site. Thank you!