Companion Planting Chart
Most of us have heard of the benefits of companion planting, but some may not know what companion planting means and how its principles can be applied within the garden.
In short: companion planting involves grouping garden plants together so that they help each other to grow better.
If you’re not familiar with companion planting, check out the excellent articles on Deep Green Permaculture or Sustainable Gardening Australia.
You can check out the chart below, which was put together by the Yayasan IDEP Foundation, “a local Indonesian NGO based in Bali – Indonesia, founded in 1999, that develops and delivers training, community programs and media related to sustainable development through Permaculture, and Community-based Disaster Management.”
This chart is simply GOLD. Feel free to download the PDF, print it out and put it somewhere where you can really study it.
What this chart does is not only tell you which plants complement (or conflict with) each other, but it also lets you know which plants are good for deterring pests such as flies, mice, aphids, mosquitos and many more. All of which can be done naturally without the need to resort to pesticides!