Both in the garden and in the vegetable garden, not all plants necessarily get along well with each other. It’s a bit like people… there are good and bad neighbors! In gardening, we are talking about allelopathic associations. In simpler terms, it refers to what happens when the plants you choose to grow have negative or positive effects on each other. That is why it is very important to be interested in good and bad associations. In fact, this green company can even make all the difference in terms of yield. For a vegetable garden that is more productive in fruits and vegetables, here are the good and bad associations every gardener should know!
Why is making the right associations so important in the vegetable garden? Here are 5 simple reasons!
-This is an important principle in permaculture : combining well makes it possible to derive the benefits of all plants and gain some ground.
-In addition, some plants have the same nutritional needs. In fact, they come in compete for the same resource. As a result, they have poorer growth. By ensuring that they have a good neighborhood thanks to the association of culture, there is less need for ituse chemical fertilizers !
-In addition, it can limit diseases in your crops.
-In addition, it helps to fight harmful parasites and insect pests without chemical pesticides. You can use plants to keep them away or as a distraction: instead of hunting your vegetables, insects will hunt the plants you planted to attract them.
-Finally, plant honey plants in the vegetable garden can help attract pollinators such as bees. The air of nothing, that ensures better fruiting !
Make way for good associations with vegetables and fruit from the vegetable garden!
The good neighbors: cabbage, garlic, peas and beans, castor, row beans, coriander (the smell is repellent to Colorado potato beetles)
Bad Neighbors: Cucumber, Radish, Eggplant, Zucchini, Tomato, Sweetcorn, Pumpkins
The good neighbors: carrot, cucumber, tomato, salad, garlic, dill
Bad neighbors: broad beans and peas, leeks, cabbage, beans
The good neighbors: strawberry, cucumber, carrot, onion, tomato, potato, turnip spinach
Bad Neighbors: Cabbage and Beans
The good neighbors: leek, salad, basil, spinach, onion, carrot, cabbage, parsley
Bad neighbours: peas, fennel, red cabbage, beetroot
The good neighbors: garlic, shallot, lettuce, onion, sage, leek and parsley
Bad neighbours: cabbage
The good neighbours: garlic, dill, peas, endive, leek, radish, lettuce, tomato, onion, chives, beans
Bad neighbors: mint, beet
Zucchini and pumpkin
The good neighbours: onions, shallots, peas, beans
Bad neighbours: cucumbers
The good neighbors: beans, beets, peas, dill, cucumber, cabbage, tomato, radish
Bad neighbors: sunflower, parsley
The good neighbours: salad, tomato, strawberry, beans, peas, radish, cabbage
Bad neighbours: beetroot
The good neighbours: garlic, basil, radishes, peas
Bad Neighbors: Spinach, Cabbage, Salad
The good neighbors: dill, lettuce, onion, beans, cabbage
Bad neighbors: radish, potato, pumpkin, zucchini, melon
The Good Neighbors: Pumpkin, Corn, Sunflower
Bad neighbours: cucumber
The good neighbors: radish, potato, strawberries, lettuce, celery, carrot, eggplant, cabbage, zucchini
Bad neighbors: peas, leeks, garlic, onion
The good neighbors: thyme, parsley, tarragon, pepper, beans, tomato, peas
Bad neighbours: potatoes and onions
The good neighbours: tomato, parsley, leek
Bad Neighbors: Garlic, Cabbage, Shallots, Onion, Pears
The good neighbours: tomatoes, spinach, carrots, strawberries
Bad neighbours: beans, peas
The Good Neighbors: Radishes, Onions, Beans, Lettuce, Cabbage, Celery
Bad Neighbors: Spinach
The good neighbours: salad, tomato, peas, beetroot, beans, lettuce
Bad Neighbors: All Other Kinds Of Cabbage, Garlic
The good neighbors: carrot, watercress, strawberry, bean, salad, tomato
Bad neighbors: chervil, cucumber.
The good neighbors: spinach, garlic, celery, chives, peas.
Do not plant near: Radishes.
The good neighbors: cabbage, potato, radish, carrot, spinach
And finally the bad neighbors: garlic, shallot, onion, tomato.
Plants to combine with the vegetable garden to repel pests
The associations of plants and fruits and vegetables are often very effective in the vegetable garden. As mentioned earlier, some plants and flowers have a pest repellent effect. Here are some plants to have in the vegetable garden to protect your crops:
-First of all, the nasturtium attracts aphids to leave other plants alone. On the contrary, garlic has repellent properties on them !
-Lavender attracts pollinating insects good for good production.
-At the edge of the vegetable garden you can also put borage to hunt snails and snails.
-Finally, Marigolds, Petunias and Marigolds repel worms and protect cabbage, tomatoes and other plants from attack. In addition, marigolds can also fight against weeds such as quack grass.