Companion Planting Garden Layouts

Which vegetables grow best next to each other?

February 21, 2019
Companion Planting

This year, don’t just plant a vegetable garden—plant a “companion” vegetable garden which takes into account which vegetables and flowers grow better near each other (and which do not!). To better understand, take a look at these sample companion garden plan layouts.

Companion planting is the practice of growing certain plants together for a beneficial effect such as protection from pests.  Larger vegetables may also be used to protect smaller plants and seedlings from harsh winds or as a climbing support, while sprawling crops such as squashes can be used to suppress weeds around tall crops like corn.

Many flowers make ideal companions for vegetables and fruit.  Choose simple flowers such as calendula, marigold and poached egg plant (Limnanthes douglasii) to attract beneficial insects to your garden which will control pests such as aphids.

Our Garden Planner has a unique database of the best companion planting combinations - simply select a plant that you have placed on your plan and then click the Companion Planting button to see which plants grow well with it. See this video for a demonstration.

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After you review the garden plans below, enjoy hundreds more garden layouts with the Almanac Garden Planner!

1. Companion Gardening (Kitchen Garden) 

Garden Location: Connecticut
Garden Size:  7’ 11” x 3’ 11”
Garden Type:  Vegetables and Edible Flowers

See plant list and more details about this garden here.

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2. Companion Gardening (Kitchen Garden) 

Southwestern cuisine themed garden inspired by the three sisters companion planting method.

Garden Location: Southwest
Garden Size:  7’ 11” x 3’ 11”
Garden Type:  Vegetables and Edible Flowers

See plant list and more details about this garden here.

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3. Companion Gardening (Raised Beds) 

Garden Location: Boulder, CO.
Garden Size:  16’ 9” x 32’ 9”
Garden Type:  Raised Beds
Sunny or Shady: Sunny
Soil: Good Soil 

See plant list and more details about this garden here.

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Find more garden layouts for different type of gardens!

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Ready to plan your own garden? Try the Almanac Garden Planner for free here.

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