8 Plants You Should Always Grow Side-By-Side

Garlic bulbs planted alongside roses act as natural pest repellents, protecting roses from common pests. Garlic chives with their delicate flowers complement rose foliage beautifully.

Roses and Garlic

Certain marigold varieties naturally control nematodes in melon roots, offering effective pest management without chemical treatments.

Marigolds and Melons

Tomatoes deter diamondback moth larvae, which can damage cabbage leaves, making them ideal companions in the garden.

Tomatoes and Cabbage

Nasturtiums, with their vining stems, not only repel cucumber beetles but also provide habitats for beneficial insects like spiders and ground beetles.

Cucumbers and Nasturtiums

Planting pigweed near peppers can divert leafminers away from the peppers, though it's crucial to remove pigweed flowers before they seed.

Peppers and Pigweed

Dill is a beneficial companion for cabbage family plants, attracting wasps that prey on cabbage worms, thus naturally controlling pests while supporting the growth.

Cabbage and Dill

Beans planted near corn attract beneficial insects that prey on pests such as leafhoppers and armyworms, fostering a mutually beneficial relationship where beans can climb corn stalks.

Corn and Beans

Radishes planted alongside spinach help deter leafminers from damaging spinach leaves, promoting healthier growth for both crops underground.

Radishes and Spinach