However, the article will help you to be conscious of what you grow in your vegetable garden to reap the maximum yields. These plants include;
Since beans are legumes, they have the capacity to enrich the well-drained soil by nitrogen fixing. This is why they are planted in between different types of plants such as potatoes, cucumber, corn and spinach.
However, beans seem to have a negative effect on vegetables from onion and cabbage families. Some of the veggies included in these families includes:
Asparagus do well together with marigolds and nasturtiums as well as other herbs that includes parsley and basil. This is because they will repel most of the pests that affect marigolds and basil plants.
Growing fennel or garlic around Asparagus is a bad idea. They will compete for the same nutrients. For the best results avoid growing any onion family plant around the Asparagus.
For the best carrot yields, grow them together with legumes such as peas, beans as well as nightshade family vegetables. The legumes are very good in providing the carrots the much needed nitrogen in the soil.
Your carrots will also do well when they share the space with leeks, radish, onions or other low growing plants such as parsley and lettuce.
However, the carrots will not grow well when grown together with herbs such as dills and celery. Avoid herbs in the same piece of land as carrots.
Cabbages are large and soft headed vegetables. Due to their soft nature, they attract a large number of pests. For maximum yields grow the cabbages together with herbs such as celery, dill, rosemary, onion mints and thyme.
These types of herbs help keep many pests away. However, you should avoid growing basil, around cabbages as they will hinder their growth.
Similarly, cabbages will not enjoy the companionship of beans although they seem to do well when grown together with potatoes. In addition, beans, especially pole beans are not good companions of cruciferous vegetables.
Farmers who grow corn together with squash and beans tend to get the maximum yields from their farms.
There is also some evidence showing that corn does well with other plants such as the cucurbit family. This consists of plants such as cucumber, melon and pumpkin as well as most legumes.
However, corn does not do well when tomato plants are added to the same bed. Most likely due to both tomatoes and corn being heavy feeders. However, if your garden soil is rich enough, these plants can do well when planted close to each other.
However, the biggest reason to keep corn and tomatoes away from each other is that they are affected by any of the same pests.
The tomato fruit worm also referred to as corn earthworm or tomato hornworm is a common pest that affects these plants. If planted together, these pests tend to multiply easily, affecting the yields of both plants.
Cauliflower do not enjoy the companionship of strawberry, beans and tomatoes. These plants tend to release chemicals that hinders the growth of cauliflower.
However, this popular calciferous vegetable will enjoy the companionship of aromatic herbs and onion family plants.
This is because the aromatic herbs as well as onion family plants will assist in keeping most of the pest that affect the cauliflower.
Kale, the dark dark green leafy superfood vegetable holds some of the most important nutrients for our body.
With the right knowledge, this plant is easy to grow although it belongs to the cabbage family which is prone to many pests.
For this reason, the kale will enjoy the companionship of plats such as onions, garlic, nasturtium, dills as well as the mint family herbs such as rosemary, sage and thyme.
These plants again will repel some of the common pests that affect the plants. However, for some reason, kale does not enjoy the companionship of basil.
The kale will do well with potatoes but will not get along well tomatoes. Additionally,kale will not do well with strawberries.
Cucumbers are some of the easiest veggies to grow and are highly rewarding to even novice farmers. They will do well when combined with other plants such as peas, beans, almost all the plants in cabbage as well as nightshade families.
However, potatoes are not good companions. For some reason, the cucumbers do not like the companion of aromatic herbs such as sage, rosemary, basil and sage.