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Companion Herb Garden Tips

By Edited May 12, 2015 0 2

Organic gardening tips



A list of some herbs, their companions, their uses for organic insect control, including some beneficial weeds and flowers.


Basil: Companion to tomatoes, dislikes rue intensely. Improves growth and flavor. Repels flies and mosquitoes.

Basil Plant(51732)
Basil

Beebalm: Companion to tomatoes, improves flavor and growth.

Beebalm Plant
Beebalm

Borage: Companion to tomatoes, squash and strawberries, deters tomato worms, improves flavor and growth.

Borage Plant(51734)
Borage

Caraway: Plant here and there helps loosen soil.

Catnip Plant
Caraway

Catnip: Plant in borders, deters flea beetle.

Catnip(52454)
Catnip
Chervil Plant

Camomile: Companion to cabbages and onions, improves growth and flavor.

Camomile Plant
Camomile

Chervil: Companion to radishes, improves growth and flavor.

Chervil Plant
Chervil

Chives: Companion to carrots, improves growth and flavor.

Chive Plant
Chives

Dead Nettle: Companion to potatoes, deters potato bug, improves growth and flavor.

Dead Nettle Plant
Dead Nettle

Dill: Companion to cabbage, dislikes carrots, improves the growth and health of cabbage.

Dill Plant
Dill

Fennel: Plant away from garden, most plants dislike it.

Fennel Plant
Fennel

Flax: Companion to carrots, potatoes, deters potato bug. Improves growth and flavor.

Flax Plant(51742)
Flax

Garlic: Plant near roses and raspberries, deters Japanese beetle, improves growth and health.

Garlic Plant
Garlic

Horseradish: Plant at corners of potato patch to deter potato bug.

Horseradish Plant
Horseradish

Henbit: General insect repellant.

Henbit
Henbit

Hyssop: Deters cabbage moth, companion to cabbage and grapes. Keep away from radishes.

Hyssop
Hyssop

Lamb's-Quarters: This edible weed should be allowed to grow in moderate amounts in the garden, especially in corn.

Lamb's Quarters
Lamb's Quarters

Lemon Balm: Sprinkle throughout the garden.

Lemon Balm(52471)
Lemon Balm

Marigolds: The workhorse of the pest deterents. Plant through-out the garden, it discourages Mexican bean beetles, nematodes, and many other insects.

Marigolds(52459)
Marigolds

Mint: Companion to tomatoes and cabbage. Deters white cabbage moth.

Mint(52460)
Mint

Marjoram: Here and there in garden, improves flavors.

Marjoram
Marjoram

Mole Plant: Deters moles and mice.

Mole Plant
Mole Plant

Nasturtium: Companion to radishes and cabbages, also, plant under fruit trees. Deters aphids, squash bugs, striped pumpkin beetle and improves growth and flavor.

Nasturtium
Nasturtium

Petunia: Protects beans from insects.

Petunia(52488)
Petunia

Pigweed: One of the best weeds for pumping nutrients from the subsoil, it is especially beneficial to potatoes, onions and corn. Keep weeds thinned out.

Pigweed
Pigweed

Peppermint: Planted among cabbages, it repels the white cabbage butterfly.

Peppermint(52492)
Peppermint

Rosemary: Companion to cabbage, beans, carrots and sage. deters cabbage moth, bean beetles and carrot fly.

Rosemary(52495)
Rosemary

Rue: Keep away from Sweet Basil, plant near roses and raspberries, deters Japanese beetles.

Rue
Rue

Sage: Plant with rosemary, cabbage and carrots, but keep away from cucumbers. Deters cabbage moth and carrot fly.

Sage(52500)
Sage

Sowthistle: This weed in moderate amounts can help tomatoes, onions and corn.

Sowthistle
Sowthistle

Summer Savory: Plant with beans and onions. Deters bean beetles.

Summer Savory
Summer Savory

Tarragon: Good throughout the garden.

Tarragon
Tarragon

Thyme: Plant here and there, deters cabbage worm.

Thyme(52504)
Thyme

Wild Morning Glory: Great growing in with corn.

Morning Glory
Morning Glory

Wormwood: As a border it helps deter animals.

Wormwood
Wormwood

Yarrow: Plant along borders, paths near aromatic herbs, enhances essential oil production.

Yarrow
Yarrow
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Comments

Jul 4, 2011 10:41am
SteveDoornbos
Excellent and very informative article. Most of these plants I had never even heard of or simply thought they were weeds. Who would have imagined that nature takes care of itself when given the opportunity. Thanks for sharing.
Jul 4, 2011 12:28pm
Lynsuz
Glad you enjoyed it Steve. Thanks for stopping by.
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