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Companion Planting

Using the Garden Planner to find companions for the plants in your garden. Bad companions advice.

Updated over a week ago

Finding good companions

To see good companions for your crops, first click on a plant in your plan to highlight it, then click on the Show Companions button.

Garden Planner companion planting

All suitable companion plants will then appear in the plant selector, making it easy to add them to your plan.

Narrow down your search

If you wish you can narrow down the selection to show only plants that help your chosen plant, or only plants that are helped by it. The arrow next to each recommended companion indicates which way the benefit runs. A double-ended arrow means that the plants are considered mutually beneficial.

Garden Planner companion planting

Resetting the plant selector

Click on Close Companions or Reset to return to viewing all plants.

Garden Planner companion planting

Looking for "bad companions?"

We only list companions where there is good scientific evidence to support the association, and we deliberately don't note 'bad companions' because there is much less evidence and widely diverging opinions on this - a lot of it contradictory. In our opinion, getting things like crop rotation right is far more important to the success of crops, although companion planting is a useful tool to fine-tune your garden planning.

Good companions are also listed in the Grow Guide for each plant which you can view by clicking the 'i' information button next to each plant in the plant selector or in your Plant List.

Garden Planner plant information

Any questions? Chat to us!

Click on the Live Chat icon in the Garden Planner if you need help or have questions for our gardening experts.

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