Companion Herb Planting

HerbCompanion and Effects
Anise● Grows well with coriander, and together they are a good deterrent for snails and slugs.
Basil● Improves growth and flavor of tomatoes. Indoors repels houseflies. Do not plant near Rue.
Beebalm● Also companion to tomatoes. Improves growth and flavor.
Borage● Companion to tomatoes, squash, and strawberries; deters tomato worms; attracts bees.
Caraway● Improves the growth and flavor of peas. Plant here and there – loosens soil.
Catnip● Plant in borders; deters flea beetles.
Chamomile● Companion to cabbage and onions. Improves growth and flavor. Tea is good for plants as well as people.
Chervil● Companion to radishes; makes them hotter and crisper.
Chives● Loves to be near carrots, roses, and apples! Makes them grow and taste better.
Comfrey● “Plant healer”. Good garden barrier plant.
Dill● Helps corn, lettuce, cucumber, carrots, and tomatoes.
Fennel● Plant this away from your garden – not friendly to anyone!
Flax● Protects potatoes against Colorado potato beetle. Also helps clay soil.
Garlic● Plant near roses and raspberries, and throughout the garden to deter Japanese beetles
Horehound● Repels grasshoppers. Improves fruit yield on tomatoes.
Horseradish● Plant at corner of potato patch to deter potato bug.
Hyssop● Companion to cabbage and grapes, deters cabbage moth; keep away from radishes.
Lavender● Butterflies and bees love it! Repels rabbits, mice, ticks, moths and mosquitoes.
Lemon Balm● Plant with cucumbers and tomatoes.
Lemon Verbena● Repels midgies, flies, and other pests.
Loveage● Improves the health of all nearby plants. Invigorating to beans and sweet peppers.
Marjoram● Companion to sweet peppers and sage.
Mint● Companion to tomatoes and cabbage; deters cabbage moths; repels mice, and flies.
Nasturtium● Companion to radishes, cabbage, and cucumbers. Repels aphids, squash bugs, and striped pumpkin beetles.
Parsley● Likes chives, tomatoes, carrots, roses, and asparagus.
Rosemary● Plant near cabbage, beans, carrots, sage; deters cabbage moths, bean beetles, carrot flies,
Rue● Likes roses and raspberries, disliked by cats and dogs. Incompatible with sage, basil and cabbage.
Sage● Good with tomatoes, carrots, cabbage, cabbage and rosemary.
Santolina● Good with roses.
Southernwood● Companion to cabbage; deters cabbage moth.
Summer Savory● Companion to onions and beans. Deters bean beetles.
Thyme● Good for most other herbs and veggies; particularly eggplant and cabbage.
Valerian● Stimulates growth of all other plants and vegetables in the vicinity; attracts earthworms.
Yarrow● Invigorating to cucumbers, corn, and other herbs, enhances essential oil production.