How To: Companion Planting

While it may not seem like it, spring is just around the corner, and it’s time to begin planning your garden.

This year, instead of haphazardly planting whatever I feel, I will be growing companion plants. The theory behind companion planting is that some plants give nutrients back to the soil while others take nutrients (just like an unhealthy, codependent relationship).

Additionally, some plants will repel pests and others will attract pollinators with their aromas.

In my own garden, I’ll be planting carrots, onion, peppers, asparagus, rosemary, marigolds, wormwood (mmmm… absinthe), and tomatoes (an unplanned gift from Baker Creek. Thanks!). I also have some chrysanthemums planted by my vegetable garden for color and to attract pollinators.

I’ve created the following graphic to help you all plan your own garden. Feel free to print and share!

I’m certain this list is not all-inclusive, so comment below if you have anything to add.

Companion Planting