Companion Planting

Companion Planting is about planting specific plant species in proximity to each other. This can be done for the following reasons:


Larger plants can protect smaller plants from wind or too much sun


Some vegetables can be used as physical supports for others

Beneficial Insects

Some plants attract beneficial insects to help fertilization

Soil Improvement

Plants, like legumes, can improve soil conditions for other plants

Decoy Plants

Plants that emit odors which can mask pest attracting plants

For a comprehensive overview of the different companion planting options we refer you to the overview in wikipedia, click here >

Making and Using Compost