What do you know about Farming?

Planting season starts after the last new moon in June. Planting must be done while the moon is waxing.


Companion Planting


  • Marigolds
  • Basil
  • Oregano (?)
  • Sage
  • Lavendar

Most pests dont like lavendar, but nectar seeking insects (BEEEESSS) like it.

marigold and calendula discourage nematodes, marigolds also deter mosquitos!!!

dill increases germination, keeps beets, cukes, and cabbage healthy. Good trap crop for green tomato hornworms

parsley between rows good for tomatoes (dont put it near lettuce

mint at end of row good for potatoes

Basil helps tomatoes and keeps away flies and mosquitos

garlic keeps away aphids, weevils, fruit tree borers, spider mites

onions keep fungi and damaging insects away in general

nasturtiums under fruit trees (why??? researched it: discourages coddling moths)

horseradish at corners of plots keep potato bugs out

oregano is a general pest repellent

peppermint keeps ants away

sage keeps out cabbage moths, carrot flies and ticks, good for tomatoes

summer savoury good for beans

thyme good for cabbage


Attract predatory insects with Angelica, Geranium, and goldenrod (true goldenrod is antihistamine, false is a notorious allergen)


Bolded are likely crop choices

  • Potatoes don't like tomatoes, beets, peas, celery, melon,cucumber, squash, or zucchini. Eggplant makes a good trap crop but neither will grow well
    • They like Broccoli, brussel sprouts, bush beans, cabbage, parsnip, radish, spinach, horseradish, and kohlrabi
  • Rutabaga (newfie turnip) likes lettuce, bush beans, cabbage, rhubarb, dill, and tomatoes. They don't dislike anything.
  • Onions don't like bush beans, peas, pole beans
    • They get along REALLY WELL with carrots, as onions keep away carrot fly
    • Secretions from carrots stimulate growth of peas, 2 rows carrots between onions and peas?
  • Cabbage doesn't hate anything except onions in europe (in North America they grow well together)
  • Cucumber only hates potatoes
    • likes lettuce, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, bush beans, cabbage, corn, dill, garlic, radish, peas, and onion
  • Peas hate onions, bush beans, pole beans, garlic, and leek.
    • likes lettuce, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, radish, cucumber, Spinach, Eggplant, Tomatoes, Turnip

Companion Planting Wheel - this is the tool we use for planning a garden


Type of soil?

Over winter crops?