Saturday, 27 June 2015

companion cropping Table

Name properties Good companions Bad companions
Amaranth Avoids the propagation of diseases or pest Potatoes, onions, corn and around the garden
Basil Keep away flies and mosquitoes, enhances the flavor of tomatoes, protect tomato from nematodes Tomato
Bean Repels beetles, helps corn and potato growth Peas, cucumbers, squash, radishes, potatoes, marigold onions, garlic
Beetroot Loosen the soil at harvest onions, garlic Pole beans
Brinjal Trap beetle Beans, peas, thyme, Tomato
Carrot Secretes a substance that promotes the growth of pea, repels onion fly, makes radish less piquant Onions, garlic, rosemary, tomatoes, peas Mint
Corn After harvesting, the decomposition of corn stalks produce carbon-rich humus, repels cucumber fly squash, Zucchini, beans, cucumbers, potatoes Tomatoes
Cucumber Keep soil humidity and protects from weed Peas, onions, beans, radishes, lettuce, corn Potatoes, rosemary, mint (strong spices)
Garlic Repels insects in general, help growth of beetroot and improves its flavor carrot, beets, tomatoes, lettuce, spinach beans, peas
Ladies Finger Protect pepper from wind and sun damage All vegetables Sweet potato, squash
Lettuce Keeps away from plants slugs. Snails eat your lettuce priority, traps white worm Radish, peas, tomatoes, squash, Zucchini
Marigold Control nematodes, keeps aphids, flea beetles, ants away with it smell, helps tomato growth Potatoes, tomatoes, beans
Mint Repels flea beetles, ants, aphids Tomato Carrot
Onion Repels carrot fly carrots, beets, lettuce, radishes Beans and peas, potatoes
Pea Green manure Beans, radishes, carrots, cucumbers, Zucchini, squash, lettuce, brinjal, spinach, mint Garlic, onions
Pepper and Capsicum Hot peppers repel aphids Tomatoes, onions, carrots, basil Spinach
Potato Protects beans from Mexican beetle Beans and peas, marigold, corn Tomatoes, brinjal, cucumber, squash, Zucchini, spinach
Radish Loosen the soil at harvest, repels cucumber fly, helps carrot germination carrots, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, Zucchini, beans, peas, lettuce Potato
Spinach Can be used as green manure lettuce, cucumbers, peas Potatoes, tomatoes, peppers
Squash Keep soil humidity and protects from weed Radish, mint, peas, beans Potatoes
Tomato Repels carrot fly, aphids. Basil, mint, peppers, onions, beans, lettuce Beetroot, Brinjal, cucumber, spinach, potatoes, corn
courtesy: Annadana Soil and Seed Savers Network