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Companion Planting

When certain plants are located near each other in a garden, the traits of one can naturally aid the other’s growth. Consider these symbiotic twosomes:

Corn and Pumpkins

Squash leaves keep moisture in the soil and help discourage weeds around stalks.


Borage and Tomatoes

When situated close to tomatoes, borage can keep away destructive tomato hornworms.


Nasturtiums and Cucumbers

Plant the flowers as a barrier around the vegetable; they help deter aphids and beetles.