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.