Quick Tips / Companion Planting Helps Reduce Pests

ornamental plantsCompanion planting works to combine plants that have a higher tendency to attract pests with those that pests tend to avoid. This works to benefit certain plants by providing them with pest control-without the use of harsh chemicals. The following are some examples of plants that work well for companion planting:

  • Lettuce with strawberry/cucumber
  • asparagus with tomato/basil/parsley
  • onions with beets/lettuce/carrots
  • cucumber with beans/sunflower/peas
  • roses with chives
  • spinach with strawberry/faba beans
  • tomato with parsley/marigold/onion

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