Companion Planting in the Garden
By planting certain plants together, or apart, you can keep unwanted insect pests away.It’s called companion planting, and it’s been developed over centuries as a way to naturally protect agricultural plots from pests, either by keeping them away or by attracting things that eat them. A prime example of companion planting is marigold, which can help deter a great many types of bad bugs if planted in the garden, particularly around tomatoes. Herbs such as parsley, garlic and basil are also pungent pest deterrents.
Use the following list to get an idea what plants should and should not be planted near each other: