It’s helpful to think of building good plant communities when planning your garden. This is the most important concept behind companion planting.
Plants need good companions to thrive. However, relationships between plants are varied, similar to relationships between people. In plant communities, certain plants support each other while others, well, just don’t get along. Plants, like people, compete for resources, space and nutrients.
Beet, cabbage family, carrot, chard, lettuce, pepper, strawberry, and tomato are all good companions! Check out our Companion Planting Guide.