Best Companion Plants For 9 Common Vegetables (Free List)

Do you have enough space in your garden and are looking to add some companion plants to your the existing plant in your garden?

Then you are in luck as this giant post provides a list of the popular vegetables, and the companion plants that you can plant together with them to make use of your garden space.

You can jump to any point in this article using the table of content to save time and also easily find what you are looking for quickly.

In the individual articles on specific vegetables and what to grow with them, the plants that do well with each vegetable will be grouped under the headings, vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers.

Companion Plants For Common Vegetables

Every vegetable definitely has some sets of other plants (vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers) that grow well together with the specific vegetable. Below are some popular vegetables and plants you can grow together in the same garden.

Tomato Companion Plants

Do you have a tomato garden and want to know what grows well with tomatoes? Well this list of companion plants for tomatoes will serve you well. The list below are the plants you can plant next to tomatoes.

Note however that different varieties of tomatoes might have slight different companion plants.

Here are some vegetables that grow well with tomatoes.

  1. Celery
  2. Onion
  3. Lettuce
  4. Asparagus
  5. Cucumber
  6. Garlic
  7. Carrot
  8. Basil
  9. Mint
  10. Parsley

Cucumber Companion Plants

If you have a cucumber garden and there is space in your garden, these cucumber plants are ideal for your garden.

Not only are you making good use of your space, you might end up getting other vegetables and herbs for you meal or fruits for your eating pleasure.

Flowers in your garden will also make your garden beautiful attracting pollinating insects and therapeutic.

It is good to know what plants do well with cucumbers as companion plants. Some vegetables and herbs do well or grow well with cucumber. Find below some of the vegetables and herbs that grow well with cucumber.

  1. Onions
  2. Peas
  3. Lettuce
  4. Radish
  5. Tomatoes
  6. Celery
  7. Tomatoes
  8. Dill
  9. Lavender
  10. Basil

Onion Companion Plants

Onion is a vegetable that belongs to the Allium family. Garlic, chives, shallot etc. are closely related with onions in the Allium family. Onions are great sources of anti-oxidants and forms part of the dishes of many people around the world.

Are you cultivating onions and have some space left in your garden? You will benefit greatly if you plant these companion plants for onions in your garden to make use of your garden space. You also get to have other vegetables or herbs that you can include in your dishes.

  1. Cabbage
  2. Carrots
  3. Lettuce
  4. Beets
  5. Cucumber
  6. Chamomile
  7. Summer savory
  8. Leeks
  9. Strawberries
  10. Cauliflower

Zucchini Companion Plants

Zucchini is a summer squash which can be mistaken for cucumbers as they both look much alike. Another name for zucchini is courgette or baby marrow.

If you have a zucchini garden and wants some companion plants to grow in your zucchini garden, this selected few will be great match.

The list contains vegetables, herbs and flowers that have symbiotic relationships with zucchini and some make good complimentary components of dishes made with zucchini.

  1. Beans.
  2. Borage.
  3. Dill.
  4. Garlic.
  5. Marigolds.
  6. Mint.
  7. Nasturtiums.
  8. Oregano.

Okra Companion Plants

Okra or okro is a member of the mallow family with green seed pods that are edible. There are different dishes you can prepare with okra follow simple okra recipes.

Have some okra in your garden and looking for other plants that grow well with it, see the plants below.

  1. Radish
  2. Cucumber
  3. Pepper
  4. Peas
  5. Eggplant
  6. Melons
  7. Basil

Lettuce Companion Plants

Are you into home gardening and a lover of salads? I can bet you have some lettuces growing in your garden. If you want some plants to grow as companions for your lettuces, consider these plants listed below.

  1. Onions
  2. Cucumbers
  3. Asparagus
  4. Turnips
  5. Beets
  6. Tomatoes
  7. Eggplants
  8. Potatoes
  9. Beans etc.

Eggplant Companion Plants

As mentioned above, most plants grown together have a two way beneficial relationship with each other. Eggplants just like the vegetables mentioned above have plants that support their growth.

The listed plants below are good eggplant companion plants. Some serve more than being good growing partners as they also make good complementary vegetables in various dishes.

The plants that grow well with eggplants include;

  1. Lettuce
  2. Legumes
  3. Okra
  4. Potatoes
  5. Pepper
  6. Mint
  7. Garlic
  8. Onion
  9. Thyme
  10. Marigolds etc.

All the above plants grow well when planted near eggplants.

Chili Pepper Companion Plants

There are plants you can plant together with your peppers to have increased yield and also complimentary vegetables or herbs for your dishes.

You should look into companion planting these plants together with your pepper in the garden.

  1. Tomatoes
  2. Eggplant
  3. Beans
  4. Lettuce
  5. Dill
  6. Parsley
  7. Rosemary
  8. Basil
  9. Cucumber
  10. Carrots etc.

Asparagus Companion Plants

Do you have asparagus in your garden and looking for some plants that grow well it? Well below are some companion plants for asparagus.

  1. Carrot
  2. Beet
  3. Basil
  4. Lettuce
  5.  Eggplant
  6. Spinach
  7. Tomato etc.

You can read more on asparagus companion plants including its uses, benefits and how companion planting benefits asparagus plant.

Final Thoughts

The lists of the various companion plants for the common vegetables such as tomatoes, pepper, onion, eggplants etc. will help you save time in selecting what to plant with vegetables you currently have in your garden.

You will also make good use of your available garden space as well as get complementary veggies or herbs for your dishes.

Happy gardening.

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