Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Companion Plants for Tomatoes

It is still a little early to actually do any gardening, but winter is a great time to reflect on how you want your garden to look, and what you want your garden to grow. Companion planting is a great way to allow plants to do their best while benefiting one another during the growing season.

Since tomatoes are a very popular plant in gardens, we will start our companion planting series by discussing different plants that complement tomatoes.

These plants help the tomato in a myriad of different ways. Each has its unique benefit to the tomato.

Basil attracts butterflies and repels other pests.

Oregano repels aphids.

Carrots attract insects beneficial to the garden particularly the tomato. (See more Carrot Companions)

Onions/Chives repel pests.

Many of the companion plants help by repelling pests, however, if you still have pest problems in your garden you can use sprays (chemical or organic) in a garden sprayer to help keep your plants pest free.


  1. is there a whole series of companion cards that looks like this? the link has other links, but they don't all have this nice tidy look


  2. Borage is especially good to grow as it attracts the bees. So you feed the bees and in return they pollinate your tomatoes, giving you more fruit. Bees and you both benefit.

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  5. can you plant basil in the same whiskey barrel that I planted tomatoes?

  6. Love it! Very interesting topics, I hope the incoming comments and suggestion are equally positive. Thank you for sharing this information that is actually helpful.

  7. love to read all that contain to garden, I have became a better gardener thanks


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