Wyrtig

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OE wyrtig, adj: Garden-like, full of plants;
On anum wyrtige hamme, Homl. Skt. ii. 30:312
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COMPANION  PLANTS

A companion plant helps neighboring plants by improving
their growth or yields, or by reducing or repelling pests.

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Plant

Scientific name

Good to plant with:

Bad with  (plant) OR repels (pest)

Allium

Chive

Garlic

Onion

Ramson

Shallot

Allium

Amaranth

Apple

Brassicas

Chamomile

Carrot

Celery

Lettuce

Rose

Strawberry

Summer savory

Tomato

Bean

Beet

Pea

Amaranth

Amaranthus

Corn

Onion

Potato

 

Anise

Pimpinella anisum

Brassicas

Coriander

Wormwood

Apple

Malus

Allium

Bean

Potato

Apricot

Prunus armeniaca

 

Oats

Tomato

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Plant

Scientific name

Good to plant with:

Bad with  (plant) OR repels (pest)

Asparagus

 

Asters

Basil

Dill

Carrot

Comfrey

Coriander

Marigold

Parsley

Tomato

Garlic

Onion

Potato

 

Basil

Ocimum basilicum

Asparagus

Oregano

Peppers

Petunias

Tomato

Rue

Sage

 

Bean (legume)

Phaesiolus

Vicia faba

Apples

Bean

Beet

Brassicas

Carrot

Celeriac

Celery

Chard

Corn

Cucumber

Eggplant

Gladiolus
Marigold

Oats

Pea

Potato

Radish

Summer savory

Strawberry

Allium

Fennel

Kohlrabi

Sunflower

Colorado potato beetle

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Plant

Scientific name

Good to plant with:

Bad with  (plant) OR repels (pest)

Beet

Beta

Brassicas

Garlic

Kohlrabi

Lettuce

Mint

Onion

Allium

Runner or pole bean

Radish

Borage

Boragium

Squash

Strawberry

Tomato

Cabbage worms

Horn worms

 

Brassicas

Broccoli

Brussel
 sprouts

Cabbage

Cauliflower

Kale

Kohlrabi

Brassicas

Allium

Amaranth

Basil

Beet

Bush beans

Chamomile

Celery

Clover

Cucumber

Dill

Garlic

Geranium

Hyssop

Lettuce

Marigold

Mint

Nasturtium

Nettle, stinging

Onion

Oregano

Peppermint

Potato

Radish Rosemary

Sage

Southernwood

Thyme

Tomato

Vine crops

Wormwood

Bean

Eggplant

Fennel

Grape

Hedge mustard
 (Sisymbrium)

Lettuce

Peppers

Rue

Strawberry

Tomato

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Plant

Scientific name

Good with:

Bad with  (plant) OR repels (pest)

Buttercup

Ranunculus

Clover

 

Camelina

Camelina

Flax

 

Caraway

Carum carvi

Pea

Strawberry

Fennel
Wormwood

Carrot

Daucus

Chives

Flax

Lettuce

Onion

Pea

Radish

Rosemary

Sage

Dill

Fennel

Parsnip

Tomato

Catnip

Nepeta cataria

Beets

Collards

Hyssop

Potato

Pumpkin

Squash

Tomato

Ants

Aphids

Colorado potato beetle

Flea beetles

Japanese beetle

Squash bugs

Weevils

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Plant

Scientific name

Good to plant with:

Bad with  (plant) OR repels (pest)

Celeriac

Apium graveolens rapaceum

Leek

 

Celery

Apium graveolens

Bean

Brassicas

Cauliflower

Leek

Onion

Spinach

Tomato

Asters

Corn

Potato

Cabbage moth

Chamomile

Matricaria chamomila

Cabbage

Cucumber

Onion

Peppermint

Chard

Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla

Bean

Brassicas

Onion

Rose

Tomato

Corn

Melon

Cherry

Prunus avium

 

Wheat

Potato

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Plant

Scientific name

Good to plant with:

Bad with  (plant) OR repels (pest)

Chervil

Anthriscus cerefolium

Brassica

Lettuce

Radish

 

Chive

Allium schoenoprasum

Apple

Brassicas

Carrot

Chrysanthemum

Radish

Rose

Sunflower

Tomato

Bean

Pea

Carrot rust fly

Japanese beetle

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

 

Japanese beetle

Root nematode 

Clover

Trifolium

Apple

Cabbage

Grape

Aphid

Cabbage worm 

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Plant

Scientific name

Good to plant with:

Bad with  (plant) OR repels (pest)

Columbine

Aquilegia

Clover

 

Comfrey

Symphytum officinale

Avocado

Fruit trees

Slugs (trap plant)

Coriander

Coriandrum

Anise

Caraway

Dill

Potato

Fennel

Aphids

Potato beetle

Spider mite

Corn

Zea

Amaranth

Bean

Cucumber

Geranium

Lamb's quarters

Melons

Morning glory

Parsley

Peanuts

Pea

Potato

Pumpkin

Soybeans

Squash

Sunflower

Celery

Tomato

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Plant

Scientific name

Good to plant with:

Bad with  (plant) OR repels (pest)

Cucumber

Cucumis sativus

Bean

Beet

Cabbage

Carrot

Chive

Corn

Dill

Morning glory

Nasturtium

Pea

Radish

Sunflower

Potato

Rue

Sage

Daffodil

Narcissus

Lily of the valley

 

Dill

Anethum graveolens

Brassicas

Corn
Cucumber

Lettuce

Onion

Potato

Caraway

Carrot

Lavender

Tomato

Aphid

Spider mite

Squash bug

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Plant

Scientific name

Good to plant with:

Bad with  (plant) OR repels (pest)

Eggplant

Solanum melongena

Amaranth

Bean

Marigold

Pea

Peppers

Spinach

Tarragon

Thyme

 

Fennel

Foeniculum

 Dill

 

The growth of many herbs is inhibited by fennel

Bean

Caraway

Coriander

Kohlrabi

Tomato

Wormwood

Fleas

Feverfew

Chrysanthemum parthenium

Roses

 

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Plant

Scientific name

Good to plant with:

Bad with  (plant) OR repels (pest)

Flax

Linum usitatissimum

Carrot

Potato

Camelina

Potato beetle

Four-o-clock

Mirabilis

 

 

Japanese beetle (toxic to them)

Fruit trees

 

Allium

Equisetum

Horseradish

Nasturtium

Nettle,
 stinging

Southernwood

Tansy

 

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Plant

Scientific name

Good to plant with:

Bad with  (plant) OR repels (pest)

Garlic

Allium sativum

Celery

Cucumber

Fruit trees

Lettuce

Pea

Rose

Tomato

Vetch

 

Bean

Pea

Aphids

Carrot root fly

Codling moth

Fungus gnats

Japanese beetle

Root maggot

Snail

Whiteflies

Gladiolus

Gladiolus

Bean

Pea

 

Geranium

Geranium

Cabbage

Corn

Grape

Peppers

Rose

Tomato

Beet leafhopper

Cabbage worm

Japanese beetle

 

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Plant

Scientific name

Good to plant with:

Bad with  (plant) OR repels (pest)

Grape

 

Vitis vinafera

Basil

Bean

Blackberry

Chive

Clover

Elm

Geranium

Hyssop

Mulberry

Oregano

Pea

Brassicas

Radish

 

 

Hedge mustard

Sisymbrium
 altissimum

Turnip

Rutabaga

 

Horehound

Marrubium vulgare

Peppers

Tomato

 

Horseradish

Armoracia rusticana

Fruit trees

Potato

Blister beetle

Potato beetle

Hyssop

Hyssopus officinalis

Brassicas

Grape

Radish

Cabbage moth

Flea beetle

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Plant

Scientific name

Good to plant with:

Bad with  (plant) OR repels (pest)

Lavender

Lavandula

Fruit trees

Fleas

Clothes moth

Codling moth

Whitefly

Leeks

Allium porrum

Apple

Carrot

Celeriac

Celery

Onion

 Legumes

Carrot fly

Lettuce

Lactuca sativum

Brassicas

Bean

Carrot

Cucumber

Dill

Onion

Radish

Sunflower

Strawberry

Cabbage

Lily of the valley

Convallarium majalis

Narcissus

 

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Plant

Scientific name

Good to plant with:

Bad with  (plant) OR repels (pest)

Marigold

Tagetes patula

Brassicas

Potato

Rose

Tomato

Bean

Cabbage

Mexican bean beetle

Root nematodes

White fly

Melon

Cucurbita

Corn

Morning glory

Pumpkin

Radish

Squash

Sunflower

Potato

Mint

Mentha

Brassica

Tomato

Ants

Aphids

Cabbage moth

Flea beetle

Fleas

Rodents

Monarda

Monarda fistulosa

Tomato

 

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Plant

Scientific name

Good to plant with:

Bad with  (plant) OR repels (pest)

Nasturtium

Tropaelum

Apple

Bean

Brassicas

Cucumber

Fruit trees

Horseradish

Potato

Radish

Rose

Tomato

Vine crops

Apple

Cherry

Cucumber

Orach

Pumpkin

Raspberry

Spinach

Sunflower

Tomato

Cucumber beetle

Mexican bean beetle

Wooly aphid

Squash bug

White fly

Striped pumpkin beetle

Nettle, stinging

Urtica dioica

Carrot

Cucumber

Marjoram

Peppermint

Radish

Sage

Tomato

Turnip

 

Nettle, dead

Lamium

Potato

 

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Plant

Scientific name

Good to plant with:

Bad with  (plant) OR repels (pest)

Oats

Avena sativa

Bean

Apricot

Onion

Allium cepa

Amaranth

Beet

Brassicas

Chamomile

Carrot

Dill

Kohlrabi

Leek

Lettuce

Onion

Strawberry

Summer savory Tomato

Asparagus

Pea

Orach

Atriplex

 

Potato

Oregano

 

Brassicas
Cucumber

Grape

Cabbage moth

Cucumber beetle

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Plant

Scientific name

Good to plant with:

Bad with  (plant) OR repels (pest)

Pansy

Viola tricolor

Rye

Wheat

Rose beetle

Parsley

Petroselinum
 hortense

Asparagus

Carrot

Chives

Onions

Roses

Tomato

 Mint

Asparagus beetle

Parsnip

Pastinaca sativa

Bean

Garlic

Marigold

Onion

Pea

Peppers

Potato

Radish

 

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Plant

Scientific name

Good to plant with:

Bad with  (plant) OR repels (pest)

Pea

Pisum sativum

Bean

Carrot

Celery

Chicory

Corn

Cucumber

Eggplant

Parsley

Peppers

Radish

Spinach

Strawberry

Tomato

Turnip

Allium (onion, chives)

Gladiolus

Pennyroyal

Mentha pulegium

 

Ants

Gnats

Mosquitoes

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Plant

Scientific name

Good to plant with:

Bad with  (plant) OR repels (pest)

Peonies

Paeonia

Clover

 

Pepper, sweet

Capsicum annuum

Basil

Carrot

Chard

Cucumber

Eggplant

Geranium

Lovage

Marjoram

Okra

Onion

Oregano

Parsley

Petunia

Rosemary

Squash

Tomato

Apricot

Bean

Brassica

Fennel

Kohlrabi

Peppermint

Mentha piperita

Cabbage

Chamomile

Aphid

Cabbage moth

Flea beetle

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Plant

Scientific name

Good to plant with:

Bad with  (plant) OR repels (pest)

Petunia

Petunia

Bean

Tomato

 

Aphid (some)

Asparagus beetle

Leafhopper

Mexican bean beetle

Tomato worm

Pine

Pinus

Strawberry

Wheat

Potato

Solanum tuberosum

Amaranth
Bean

Brassicas

Carrot

Celery
Dead nettle

Corn

Dill

Flax

Horseradish

Marigold

Nettle, dead

Onion

Pea

Petunia

Apple

Asparagus

Fennel

Kohlrabi

Orach

Raspberry

Rutabaga
Sunflower

Tomato

Turnip

Vine crops

Walnut

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Plant

Scientific name

Good to plant with:

Bad with  (plant) OR repels (pest)

Pyrethrum

Chrysanthemum
 cinerariaefolium

Strawberry

 

Radish

Raphanus sativus

Bean

Beet

Carrot

Chervil

Corn

Cucumber

Lettuce

Melon

Nasturtium

Pea

Parsnip

Spinach

Squash

Brassica

Hyssop

Turnip

Corn borer

Cucumber beetle

Flea beetles

Squash bugs

Rust fly

Raspberries

Rubus

 

Potato

Blackberries

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Plant

Scientific name

Good to plant with:

Bad with  (plant) OR repels (pest)

Rhubarb

Rheum rhabarbarum

Aquilegia

Bean

Brassica

Garlic

Onion

Rose

Spider mite

Rose

Rosa

Allium

Feverfew

Geranium

Lupine

Marigold

Mignonette

Nasturtium

Parsley

Sage

 Boxwood

Rosemary

Rosmarinus

Bean

Brassicas

Carrot

Chive

Sage

Bean beetle

Cabbage moth

Carrot fly

Rue

Ruta

Fruit, esp. figs

Lavender

Raspberry

Rose

 

Basil

Brassicas

Cucumber

Sage

Aphid

Fish moth

Flea beetle

Houseflies

Japanese beetle

Onion maggot

Slug, snail

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Plant

Scientific name

Good to plant with:

Bad with  (plant) OR repels (pest)

Sage

Salvia officinalis

Brassicas

Carrot

Chive

Rosemary

Cucumber

Onion

Rue

Wormwood

Cabbage moth

Carrot fly

Flea beetle

Southernwood

Artemesia abrotanum

Cabbage

Fruit trees

Cabbage moth

Spearmint

Mentha spicata

 

Ants

Aphis

 

Spinach

Spinacia oleracea

Beans

Brassicas

Celery

Eggplant

Onion

Peas

Radish

Strawberry

Squash

 

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Plant

Scientific name

Good to plant with:

Bad with  (plant) OR repels (pest)

Spruce

Picea

Strawberry

Squash

 Cucurbita

Bean

Borage

Corn

Cucumber

Dill

Marigold

Melon

Mint

Nasturtium

Onion

Oregano

Pumpkin

Potato

Strawberry

Fragaria

Allium

Bean

Borage

Lettuce

Marigold

Pine

Pyrethrum

Spinach

Spruce

Thyme

Brassicas

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Plant

Scientific name

Good to plant with:

Bad with  (plant) OR repels (pest)

Summer savory

Satureia hortensis

Bean

Onion

Sweet potato

Aphid, black

Cabbage moth

Mexican bean beetle

Sweet potato weevil

Sunflower

Helianthus annuus

Corn

Potato

Aphid

 

Tansy

Tanacetum vulgaris

Fruit trees

Raspberry

Rose

Ants

Cucumber
 beetles

Flies

Japanese beetle

Squash bugs

Thyme

Thymus vulgaris

Cabbage

Cabbage moths

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Plant

Scientific name

Good to plant with:

Bad with  (plant) OR repels (pest)

Tomato

Lycopersicon

Allium

Asparagus

Basil

Bean

Borage

Celery

Chive

Cucumber

Garlic

Gooseberry

Lettuce

Marigold

Mint

Monarda

Nasturtium

Nettle, stinging

Parsley

Pea

Pepper

Apricot

Brassicas

Carrot

Dill

Fennel

Kohlrabi

Potato

Walnut

Vine crops

Cucumber

Pumpkin

Squash

Dill

Marigold

Nasturtium

Oregano

Corn

Radish

Potato

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Plant

Scientific name

Good to plant with:

Bad with  (plant) OR repels (pest)

Walnut

Juglans

Potato

Pepper

Tomato

 

Wormwood

Artemesia
 absinthium

Carrot

The growth of most herbs is inhibited by wormwood

Anise

Bean

Caraway

Fennel

Pea

Sage

Carrot fly

Flea beetles

Yarrow

Achillea millefolium

Basil

Chives

Lavender

Oregano

Rosemary

Repels many noxious insects, and attracts
many that are helpful

Zinnia

Zinnia

 

Whitefly

Japanese beetle trap

 

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