herb companion

Become a Biodynamic Gardener, and grow your own. Learn about “the buddy system” and “companion plantings” as well as composting and crop rotation. Certain plants benefit by growing near other plants: tall crops can provide a canopy for shorter crops; leeks will repel carrot flies; include flowering herbs and perennials to attract beneficial insects. 

Illustration:  Genevieve Simms 

Companion Planting 101

I’m starting a new series of post that will be under the ‘green gardening’ tag here on my blog! I want to share all the stuff I have learned from my grandma, a master gardener, and in my herbalism certification course!

Companion Gardening is a really useful skill to learn, as planting certain plants together can enhance their growth, their taste, the soil quality, and save on space. I will just list the basics. Certain plants do very well together, and some definitely do not. So if there is something not listed, remember to do your research or else you could accidentally kill your precious plant babies!


• Basil: Does well with most vegetables. It especially likes tomato and lettuce.
• Beans: Catnip, corn, marigolds, potato, radish, cucumbers and strawberries.
• Beets: Cabbage, cauliflower, onions, broccoli
• Borage: Rosemary, sage, thyme, beets, carrots, chamomile, mint, onions
• Cabbage and Cauliflower: Broccoli, celery, spinach, tomatoes
• Carrots: Cabbage, lettuce, onions, peas, rosemary, sage, radishes, basil, tomato
• Chives: Apples, berries, carrots, grapes, peas, roses, tomatoes
• Corn: Beans, cucumbers, peas, pumpkins, squash, soybeans
• Cucumbers: Beans, cabbage, corn, radishes, sunflowers
• Dill: Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumber, lettuce, onion
• Eggplant: Green beans, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes
• Garlic: Cabbage, fruit trees, roses, tomatoes
• Kale: Buckwheat, cabbage, marigolds
• Lettuce: Beets, carrots, parsnips, radish, strawberries
• Marigolds: Any veggies really
• Mustard: Alfalfa, fruit trees, grapes, legumes
• Onions: Beets, cabbage, carrots, chamomile, lettuce, parsnips
• Oregano: Any veggies
• Parsley: corn, roses, tomatoes, peppers
• Parsnips: Onions, radishes
• Peas: Beans, carrots, eggplant, onions, parsley, tomatoes
• Potato: Basil, beans, cabbage, corn, eggplant, marigolds
• Radish: Cucumber, lettuce, peas
• Rose: Strawberries, lavender, thyme, garlic
• Rosemary: beans, cabbage, carrots, sage
• Sage: Cabbage, carrots, tomato, rosemary
• Soybeans: Corn, potatoes
• Spinach: Celery, cauliflower, eggplant, strawberries
• Strawberry: Roses, borage, beans, lettuce, spinach, lavender, thyme
• Sunflower: Cucumbers
• Tarragon: Any veggies
• Thyme: Any veggies
• Tomato: Asparagus, basil, cabbage, carrots, parsley, rosemary, onions, sage, mustard
• Turnips: Peas

anonymous asked:

Can spirit companions be in your lucid dreams? I was planning on taking lucid dreaming herbs.

Depends on the companion! Mine all said “maybe”. You’d have to ask yours.

Be safe!

- Mod Sunny

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