Tomatoes Hate Cucumbers: Secrets of Companion Planting + Popular Planting Combinations


We all enjoy tomatoes and cucumbers in our salads, but little did you know they are unable to grow so close to each other. 



Tomato plants cannot be planted next to any veggie from the curcurbit group, and cucumbers are from that group. However, tomatoes can be grown next to basil and carrots, so planting them next to each other will benefit each of them greatly. Since the beginning of gardening, some plants have grown well next to others, while some didn’t grown well next to some. This is called companion planting. 

It is advised that you neatly plant your vegetables in rows with labels so you can easily harvest them when its time. When we look around at nature around us, nothing is grown up against each other or the same. 



Plants benefit in a diverse garden-scape and is found to have less losses from disease and insects. Interestingly, parsnip, dill, and carrots attract a variety of insects such as ladybugs, praying mantises, and spiders. They are great protectors of tomatoes because they eat at the pesky insects that try to eat at the plant. 

You will definitely want to interplant flowers, specifically nasturtiums and marigolds, alongside your vegetables. 



Those two attract and supply food to pollinators, which helps in the growth of peas, cucumber, tomatoes, squash and other veggies. Used in South America, nasturtiums root, mashua, is actually nutritious and is commonly used. Nasturtiums are also safe to eat, so put them in your salad!

Some plants such as beans and peppers don’t grow well next to each other, like potatoes and tomatoes as well. Onions can’t be grown next to peas, and the same goes for broccoli and lettuce. Below is a list of plants that can grow alongside each other. You can also read the Old Farmer’s Almanac to get more information!








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