Vegetable Companion Planting Mistakes – 9 Disastrous Pairings That Will Ruin Your Crops

Combining helpful or symbiotic plants is called companion planting. They may repel pests.      

Alliums, especially onions, repel cabbage loopers and carrot flies with their natural smell. Due of their high nitrogen use, onions can stunt other plants by stealing their nutrients.              

ONIONS AND ASPARAGUS OR BEANS

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Brassicas like cabbage should not be grown with nightshade plants like tomatoes since they hinder growth. Both crops are big feeders, therefore placing them together reduces nutrients for robust crops.                

BRASSICAS AND TOMATOES

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Potatoes and tomatoes don't make good neighbors. Both plants are nightshade and subject to the same pests and illnesses.                

TOMATOES AND POTATOES

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Fennel compounds impede tomato and legume growth. Invasive fennel can cross-pollinate with dill. This gives plants unusual flavors.                  

FENNEL AND MOST OTHER CROPS

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Who doesn't love the first luscious summer strawberries? If brassicas are planted near the strawberry area, they may fail.                    

STRAWBERRIES AND BRASSICAS

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Tomatoes and maize work well together in recipes but not in the garden. Heavy feeders might deprive each other of nutrients.                      

TOMATOES AND CORN

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Potatoes and zucchini should also be spaced apart. Both need lots of nitrogen. Potatoes grow faster and suck soil nutrients, starving squash.                        

POTATOES AND ZUCCHINI

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Carrots and dill are Umbelliferae. Both have umbrella-shaped flowers, almost identical seeds, and comparable growth characteristics.                          

DILL AND CARROTS

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Summer squash and pumpkins are related but distinct fruits. Summer squash rind is edible, while pumpkin shells are hard.                            

PUMPKINS AND SUMMER SQUASH

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