Just like people, some plants get along and some just don’t. So when you’re planting this year, why not try this time-honoured method of companion planting? I always wondered why there are chives all round our apple trees.
Plant chives around the base to prevent scab.
Plant nasturtiums around the base to prevent woolly aphis.
Potatoes and apple trees repel each other.
Plant tomatoes and parsley next to asparagus.
Plant carrots next to beans. Also beneficial are cucumber, cabbage, leek, celeriac and corn. Carrots are best. Runner beans don’t get on with onions.
Get along fine with kohlrabi and onions.
All brassica are aided by strongly aromatic plants. Early spuds help as well.
Brassica don’t get on with tomatoes and strawberries.
Helps peas, repels fennel.
Aided by celery.
Scarlet runner beans and leeks help celeriac.
Dwarf beans, leeks, tms and cabbage aid celery.
Helps onions and cabbages.
Companion to radish.
Aid carrots as well as keeping scab off apple trees.
Sweetcorn aids early spuds, and is helped by peas, beans, dill and cucumbers.
Aided by sweetcorn, lettuce, celeriac, radishes, kohlrabi and sunflowers.
But doesn’t get on with spuds.