Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Herb planting companion and use guide

Herbs make a great addition to your garden - but some plants do better with certain herbs planted close by.  This guide goes over where to plant herbs, as well as some of their uses.

HERB COMPANION AND USE GUIDE

Basil
Likes:
- tomatoes
Use:
- Repels flies and mosquitoes

Borage and Beebalm
Likes:
- tomatoes
Use:
- Improves growth and flavor

Caraway
Use:
- Loosens soil

Camomile
Likes:
- cabbage
- onions
Use:
- Improves growth and flavor

Chives
Likes:
-carrots
Use:
- Improves growth and flavor

Cucurbits 
Likes:
-pumpkins
- gourds
- cucumbers
- muskmellons
- watermelons
- squash

Dead Nettle
Likes:
- potato
Use:
- Deters potato bugs
- Improves growth and flavor
Flax
Likes:
- potato
Use:
- Deters potato bugs
- Improves growth and flavor

Garlic
Likes:
- raspberries
- roses
- fruit trees
Use:
- Deters Japanese beetle
- Improves growth and flavor

Henbit
Use:
- General insect repellent

Hyssop
Likes:
- cabbage
- grapes
Use:
- Deters cabbage moth

Lambs Quarters
Likes:
- corn

Lemon Balm
Plant throughout garden

Lovage
Plant throughout garden

Marjoram
Plant throughout garden

Marigold
Plant throughout garden
Use:
- pest deterrents (Mexican bean beetle, nematodes and other insects)

Mint
Likes:
- cabbage
- tomatoes
Use:
- Improves health and flavor
Deters white cabbage moth

Nasturtium
Likes:
- radish
- cabbage
- cucurbits
- fruit trees
Use:
- Deters aphids, squash bugs, striped pumpkin beetles
- Improves growth and flavor

Petunia
Use:
- Protects beans

Rosemary 
Likes:
- cabbage
- beans
- carrots
Use:
- Deters cabbage moth, carrot fly and bean beetle

Sage
Likes:
- cabbage
- beans
- carrots
Use:
- Deters cabbage moth, carrot fly and bean beetle

Tansy
Likes:
- radish
- cabbage
- cucurbits
- fruit trees
Use:
- Deters aphids, squash bugs, striped pumpkin beetles
- Improves growth and flavor
Tarragon
Plant throughout garden
Thyme
Likes:
- onions
Use:
- Pole Beans

Valcrian
Plant throughout garden

Wormwood
Use:
- Plant as a border - keeps animals out

1 comment:

Meghan said...

I havent heard of a lot of these herbs, but thats awesome that they do so much! This is so useful! Thanks!