Companion Planting: 7 Herbs That Can Make Other Plants Grow Better
When to plant dill, basil, thyme, and other herbs to enhance the growth of other veggies and flowers in your garden
Mix dill with carrots or cabbage
Dill confuses carrot rust flies, which lay their eggs on carrot roots, and may deter cabbage pests as well.
Plant basil close to tomatoes
Folklore says these plants encourage each other (and they also taste great together).
Grow chives with roses
The herb discourages insects and diseases.
Place mint next to cabbage or tomatoes
Most kinds of mint ward off white cabbage moths, aphids, and flea beetles.
Pair oregano with beans and broccoli
It enhances the flavor of beans in the garden and repels insects that bother broccoli.
Keep sage away from cucumbers
But it enhances rosemary, cabbage, and carrots, deterring cabbage moths, carrot flies, flea beetles, and slugs.
Plant thyme next to tomatoes
Its flowers attract bees for pollination.
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