A Printable Companion Planting Chart (2024)

Take advantage of this printable companion planting chart when you plan your vegetable garden

Dear Gardener,

As much as I love to read, sometimes a printable companion planting chart is a better option. Scientifically speaking, you only need to see something for 13 milliseconds for your brain to recognize it, according to an MIT study. Not that gardening is about speed, because it’s not. You can’t hurry nature. You can’t hurry love, either, if you believe Diana Ross and the Supremes, but that’s a topic for another blog.

You can, however, make it a bit easier on yourself to reap the benefits of companion planting. All you need is a nice, printable companion planting chart like this one! I started using this recently and it’s really helped me with questions about what goes together in the garden.

How to use your printable companion planting chart

Companion planting has many benefits. In some cases a plant like basil will deter pests from destroying your tomatoes or peppers. Other partner plants help the soil retain moisture, like squash does for corn. Still others help aerate the soil, as happens with onions and carrots.

Companion planting is also a way to grow vegetables together that appreciate similar amounts of sunlight and water. And these plants don’t compete with each other for nutrients.

This printable companion planting chart gives you over 65 combinations of partner plants, and that’s only if you plant only two of them together. If you want to combine three or more plants, you have hundreds of combinations to choose from.

For example, you could grow a small garden with tomatoes, basil, and garlic, which is really all you need for a delicious pasta sauce! And did you know that root vegetables, like radishes and carrots make great garden buddies?

To use your printable companion planting chart, simply look down the column on the left and find the vegetable you want to plant. Then look across the row to the right and you’ll see multiple options for growing plants that go well with your vegetable.

It really is an easy, visual way to plan your garden. You could even go all out and frame it for your kitchen. Just kidding. Or am I?

Do you use any kind of visual chart to keep track of your companion planting? What do you find most helpful about them? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section.

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Amanda MacArthur,
Senior Editor & Producer
Food Gardening Network


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    Leola C.

    I went through all the steps, and I am having the same problem everyone else is having!

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    robert m.

    these books you guys say are free but i don,t have a printer and i to get them companion planting chart how to grow a vegetable garder how to master spice&herb garden at home

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    It is like a vicious circle. It keeps asking me for my email address to get my free chart.

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      With my iPad I can press and hold the picture and save it to my photos. I hope this helps.

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    I did what it said to do to get the free planting chart and nothing happened. I read the other comments and it looks like no one is getting this so called Free chart. I shouldn’t be surprised nothing is Free anymore……

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    Patricia S.

    Also went through the steps and never got the free guide

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    Bonnie K.

    Never got the email so I can’t access the chart 🙁

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    Thank you

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    Joy N.

    I went through these steps and never was able to get the free guides.

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      Amanda M.

      Hi Joy, once you log in, it will be available right away.

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    Robyn R.

    I went through the process of asking for the companion planting chart, nothing has happened. Do you know why? Thanks

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      Amanda M.

      Hi Robyn, once you log in, it will be available right away on this page.

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        Deanna J.

        Hello love, how exactly do you log in to for this when you don’t receive an email from them?

        I have learned that if you want to get this type of information, best thing to do is get the information yourself from books at the library or asking someone, watching videos on companion planting and take notes. OH no, that means there is no easy way out for you. You still have to put in a bit more work to do your companion gardening. Nothing is easy and nothing is free from work that is worth anything.


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A Printable Companion Planting Chart (2024)


What plants grow well together chart? ›

Vegetables and Herbs Companion Planting Chart
PlantGood Together
PotatoBush Bean, Cabbage, Carrot, Corn, Horseradish, Onion, Parsnip, Peas
RadishBeet, Bush Beans, Pole Beans, Carrots, Cucumber, Lettuce, Parsnip, Peas, Spinach, Squash
SpinachCelery, Corn, Eggplant, Cauliflower
SquashCorn, Onion, Radish
15 more rows

What vegetables should be planted next to each other? ›

Companion Planting Chart
Type of VegetableFriends
CabbageBeets, celery, chard, lettuce, spinach, onions
CarrotsBeans, lettuce, onions, peas, peppers, tomatoes
CornClimbing beans, cucumber, marjoram, peas, pumpkins, squash, sunflowers, zucchini
OnionsCabbage, carrots, chard, lettuce, peppers, tomatoes
12 more rows

What vegetables do not like to be planted next to each other? ›

Examples of Plants That Should Not Be Grown Together
AsparagusFennel, Garlic, Onions, Potatoes
BeansBroccoli, Cauliflower, Kale, Chives, Garlic, Leeks, Onions
BeetsPole Beans
CabbageStrawberries, Lettuce, Corn, Dill, Eggplant, Peppers, Radishes, Rue, Tomatoes
CarrotsDill, Celery, Parsnip
21 more rows

What are the best 3 plants to grow together? ›

10 Plant Combos to Try for Easy Companion Planting in Your Garden
  • Cucumbers, Bush Beans, Jalapeño Peppers, & Marigolds. ...
  • Squash, Pole Beans, Bell Peppers, & Marigolds. ...
  • Pole Beans, Tomatoes, Eggplants, & Marigolds. ...
  • Cherry Tomatoes, Banana Peppers, Bush Beans, & Mini Sunflowers. ...
  • Which Plant Combo Are You Most Excited to Try?
Jan 19, 2024

What plants Cannot grow next to each other? ›

Broccoli and Cauliflower: Don't plant near peppers, squash, strawberries, tomatoes. Tomatoes: Don't plant near broccoli, cauliflower, cilantro, cucumbers. Dill: Don't plant near carrots. Sunflowers need to be planted at least 12 inches away from any other plant.

What should you not plant next to tomatoes? ›

10 Plants You Should Never Grow Next to Your Tomatoes
  • 01 of 10. Fennel. Fennel is not a good companion for any garden crop. ...
  • 02 of 10. Cabbage. Getty Images. ...
  • 03 of 10. Pole Beans. Neyya / Getty Images. ...
  • 04 of 10. Dill. Oxana Medvedeva / Getty Images. ...
  • 05 of 10. Corn. ...
  • 06 of 10. Okra. ...
  • 07 of 10. Potatoes. ...
  • 08 of 10. Broccoli.
May 18, 2024

What is the best layout for a vegetable garden? ›

As a general rule, put tall veggies toward the back of the bed, mid-sized ones in the middle, and smaller plants in the front or as a border. Consider adding pollinator plants to attract beneficial insects that can not only help you get a better harvest, but will also prey on garden pests.

What not to plant with peppers? ›

Brassicas: Almanacs and home gardeners recommend avoiding planting brassicas (cabbage, broccoli, kale, collards, cauliflower) near peppers because they require different soil acidity levels and can deter pepper plant growth.

Can tomatoes and peppers be planted together? ›

The fact of the matter is that YES the plants are related and YES they share some common diseases but most people do not have the space in their garden to separate them. The reality is that because the two have similar growth requirements, they can in fact be grown quite successfully together.

What should you not plant near cucumbers? ›

Antagonistic plants for cucumbers
  • Plants in the same family as zucchinis, melons and pumpkins should not be planted directly next to cucumbers.
  • The same applies to Jerusalem artichokes, lovage, sage, radishes, radishes and tomatoes.
Apr 11, 2023

What not to plant next to zucchini? ›

Potatoes can also spread diseases such as late blight, which can also affect zucchinis. Cucumbers and pumpkins should not be planted next to zucchinis as they belong to the same family (Cucurbitaceae) and therefore attract similar pests and diseases.

Can cucumbers and tomatoes be planted together? ›

Tomatoes and cucumbers can be grown together successfully, and there are actually some benefits to planting them together. Both plants have similar growing needs when it comes to sunlight, soil conditions, and watering. And if space is at a premium, interplanting the two will allow you to get more out of your garden.

What not to plant with marigolds? ›

Marigold companion planting enhances the growth of basil, broccoli, cabbage, cucumbers, eggplant, gourds, kale, potatoes, squash and tomatoes. Marigold also makes a good companion plant to melons because it deters beetles. Beans and cabbage are listed as bad companion plants for marigolds.

What are 3 sisters companion plants? ›

The Iroquois and the Cherokee called corn, bean, and squash “the three sisters” because they nurture each other like family when planted together.

What flowers should not be planted near vegetables? ›

Oleander and Foxglove, while beautiful, shouldn't be planted near your vegetables. All parts of these plants are toxic and harmful to your health. Gladiolus should be kept out of the garden especially if you're growing legumes like peas and beans.

Which plants to group together? ›

Which Vegetables Grow Well Together?
VegetableCompanion PlantDon't Plant Together
MelonsCorn, pumpkin, radish, squashNone
OnionsBeets, carrots, Swiss chard, lettuce, peppersAll beans and peas
PeasBeans, carrots, corn, cucumbers, radish, turnipGarlic, onions
PotatoesBeans, corn, peasTomatoes
11 more rows
Jun 26, 2021

What three plants can you plant together? ›

The intercropping method of planting corn, beans, and squash together, commonly called The Three Sisters has been studied and described by scholars in anthropology, history, agriculture, and food studies for many years.

How do you choose plant combinations? ›

By considering various attributes - plant type, size and habit; foliage shape; flower colour; season of interest - it's possible to create a harmonious, unified planting scheme. Contrasting, complementary and even, sometimes, clashing colours can all be harnessed to achieve particular effects.

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