Companion Planting

Companion planting is planting different vegetables closely together for pest control, full use of the soil’s nutrients, and enhanced growth. These plants tend to need similar soil acidity to thrive.

The above infographic tells you which companion plants suit vegetables that you’ll be planting in January and February. The plant and companion work in tandem to provide shade for each other, repeal pests, divide nutrients in the soil, and ultimately produce stronger plants.

In addition to companion planting, some plants aid the whole garden. Coriander wards off aphids, basil brings bees and deters aphids and flies, garlic has antibacterial properties – and there are many more useful plants!