How Do You Use Companion Planting For Great Tomatoes?
Herbs go great with tomatoes in the kitchen and they are even more important in the garden to improve the tomato crop. Many other vegetables and ornamentals also go well with tomatoes in the garden. Select Some Tomato Varieties and Companion Plants and Get Busy – The following is a list of some of the best tomato companions. Pick some based on available space and preferences and plant with tomatoes either in garden beds or containers. Asparagus – Tomato plants protect asparagus from asparagus beetles, and in turn, asparagus plants have a chemical that has been shown to kill nematodes, a common cause of root ailments among tomatoes. Basil -Plant three basil plants to every tomato. Basil repels flies and mosquitoes. Don’t just plant one variety, but have fun in the garden and kitchen with varieties like Cinnamon, Genovese, Italian, Red, Purple Lemon and Thai. Borage – Deters tomato hornworms and cabbage worms. Generally after planting this annual once, it will self seed. Carrots – As wit