There’s noting like cooking with fresh vegetables and herbs. If you’re a cook and a gardener, you’ve probably done some research about vegetable gardening and planning for the best flavors and results. After all, why not take advantage of plants that do well planted together? Strategic planting might cut down on insects, diseases, or weeds. But did you realize that you should also be aware of vegetable plants that should NOT be plated close together? There’s a whole list of vegetables that don’t make good planting partners and can compromise each other’s growth — here’s what you need to know.
When planting beans, don’t plant them near garlic or onions.
Never plant turnips and potatoes next to each other.
Don’t plant cabbage next to tomatoes or strawberries.
For tomatoes, don’t plant them adjacent to fennel, potatoes, cabbage, or cauliflower.
The only thing you really shouldn’t plant next to carrots is the herb dill.
Don’t plant your squash next to your tomatoes. Theyr’e not friends.
Corn and tomatoes should not be planted together.
Don’t plant cucumbers next to sage or potatoes.
Your peas will be better off when not planted next to garlic, onions, or leeks.
For best results with radishes, plant them farther away from cabbage.
Beans and peas should not be planted near your onions.
Potatoes are super easy to grow — unless you plant them near tomatoes, squash, or pumpkins.
If you’re planting peppers this year, keep them planted away from kohlrabi. Now that you have this list down, you can move onto planting your flower garden!