This crunchy green is said to do well with apricot, basil, chives, marjoram, parsley and tomatoes – but not garlic and onion! Basil and parsley will help to increase its flavours, where garlic and onion will reduce growth. Be sure to keep your asparagus' soil well fertilised.
Beans boost carrot, celery, anything in the cabbage family, Brussel sprouts, peas, cucumber, potato, parsnip, lettuce, parsley, and eggplant. Avoid planting them next to beetroot, chives, onions, or garlic. Corn and sunflowers can provide growing support for your beans!
A veggie staple, carrots will thrive next to beans, chives, coriander, cucumber, leeks, lettuce, marjoram, onion, rosemary, sage and tomato. Keep your carrots away from dill and celery, as they release substances reducing growth. Hot tip: grow your carrots from seed in loose soil to help them grow straight.
The perfect addition to your summer salad, cucumber makes a great homegrown veg option. Grow it near basil, beans, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, dill, lettuce, parsnip, peas, radish, tomato and celery. Avoid planting it near sage!
Lettuce is incredibly easy to grow, especially if you work with seedlings. It's fairly hardy and enjoys being near beans, beetroot, capsicum, carrot, celery, chilli, cucumber, dill, marjoram, onion, peas, radish and strawberries, but not celery or parsley. If you can, aim to plant your lettuce under taller plants so it has shade in the summer.
This includes garlic, chives, onion, leek, shallot and spring onion. This family enjoys being around beetroot, capsicum, celery, carrot, chilli, cucumber, dill, lettuce, marjoram, parsley, parsnip, silverbeet, spinach, squash, tomato and turnip. Steer clear of beans, peas, sage and strawberry!
Tomatoes are fairly easy to grow – both in pots and in the ground. They enjoy the company of asparagus, basil, beans, carrot, celery, chives, garlic, marigold, mint, onion, parsley and silverbeet. Surprisingly, tomatoes don't get a lot with a lot of veggies and herbs, including capsicum, chilli, eggplant, dill, fennel, potato, rosemary and strawberry.
Zucchini's only enemy is the potato, and it enjoys being around capsicum, chilli, chives, corn, lettuce, peas, radish, spinach and tomato. It's a fabulous ingredient to add to recipes year-round, so it's definitely worth growing your own crop!