Most of us are aware that certain plants when planted near certain other plants, can lead to better than normal results. They tend to help each other grow and ward off bugs and pests. This is called companion planting. But, did you know that some crops do not do well when they are planted in the same beds and near specific other vegetables?

Generally speaking, plants that are in the same "family" will coexist and grow well in the same area of your garden. However some pairings are less than positive.

Some companion planting combinations you may wish to avoid:

  • Asparagus & Garlic
  • Beans & Onions
  • Beets & Beans
  • Broccoli & Beans
  • Cabbage & Strawberries
  • Carrots & Celery
  • Corn & Tomatoes
  • Onions & Peas
  • Potatoes & Tomatoes