Why is it important to be mindful of what you plant next to each other?

Plants, like us, have certain complementary needs such as minerals, shelter from wind and sun, physical support and attracting exterior elements that will benefit them such as bees for pollen or lady bugs for removing aphids. Above are photos from my own garden, first with peas and bean growing compatibly together and, below that, cucumbers and beans.

While companion grow charts are not infallible, they offer a general guide for planting based on mostly peoples’ experiences. Here is a link to a good guide I found that Mud Hub Greenhouses would like to share:


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