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Which Vegetables Grow Best Together?

hello everyone
I haven't been on for ages because of winter so, I paused all my vegetable gardening! since summer is coming i have got back on track and order some brilliant garden tanks! they are basically a water tank but cut in half. they are excellent and i would defiantly recommend them.

the only problem is i need some help on which vege's grow best together? i have also heard about companion plants but not much, so which are the best companion plants to go with what vegetable?

:) thank you

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Welcome back! :)

Here are some links to articles about companion plants. While this first one might not be about vegetables, it is a good introduction into ideas about what companion planting is:

https://www.helpfulgardener.com/design/2003/

https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13305

And this is an informative discussion about [url=https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=39380]vegetable garden design[/url]:

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If you want more specific information, it would help to give us some more specific info, like what vegetables you want to grow and what kind of climate you are growing in (South America stretches from the equator to down close to Antarctica so doesn't tell us much). Then we could give you some ideas what might go well with the vegetables you really want to have.

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Companion Planting

Hello! What have you discovered about companion plantings in your area? I'm new to all of this, not from S.A. But I have a little garden in mind, here in Cincinnati Ohio, and I'm thinking that perhaps all vegetables producing edible roots should be grown together..... As in, maybe I should put my carrots and celery and radishes and potatoes in one area and then go off into another area to plant anything that does not grow underground.

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Don't see any reason why not

an organized vegetable garden is easier to tend. Just don't forget to rotate your crops ;)

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But in fact I don't think growing all root crops together is good companion planting; they are competing for the same space and nutrients. Good companion plants for carrots are beans and tomatoes. (Actually Carrots Love Tomatoes is the title of a book I have on companion planting.)

I'm not sure how celery got in the list with carrots, potatoes, radishes; celery isn't a root crop. It also does well with beans or tomatoes, but also onions, spinach or cabbage.

Potatoes and tomatoes are both in the nightshade family and therefore susceptible to the same diseases, so you want to keep them apart, but potatoes grow well with beans, brassicas like cabbages or broccoli, carrot, celery, corn, marigold, peas, petunia, onion.

Actually onion and marigolds are good companion plants for most veggies, protective against pests. I tend to scatter both of them all through my gardens. May not look quite as "organized" but it spreads around the beneficial effects. And the marigolds are pretty mixed in to all the veggie beds.

Here's a couple of people's takes on companion planting:

https://www.ghorganics.com/page2.html
https://www.gardenguides.com/410-good-amp-bad-companions-vegetables.html

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Carrots Love Tomatoes

Thanks for your comments and leads. Such great advise is given on this website. The book Carrots Love Tomatoes is on my Christmas List.

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Re: Which Vegetables Grow Best Together?

All well and good, however in my limited experience of 60 plus years gardening, I will say plants do best when given their own space and enough space.
Gardening at 5000 feet elevation, zone 4/5 Northern Utah, Frost free from May 25 to September 8 +/-

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