The Complete Guide to Companion Planting

The Complete Guide to Companion Planting

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Flowers: theyโ€™re not just pretty to look at, they can really help to improve the way we grow our fruits and vegetables.

Growing a variety of flowers as companion plants in or near your vegetable garden can enhance the beauty and productivity of your plot.

In this short video weโ€™ll show you how to harness the power of flowers to deter pests, attract beneficial insects including pollinators, and even improve your soil.

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  1. Heidi Misfeldt on May 22, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    Chives and marigolds

  2. Stephanie Joyce on May 22, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    Just found your channel. Great content so far! I have been planting calendula, zinnia, dahlia, marigold, hollyhock, columbine, sunflowers and lots of alyssum and pansies. I love that it’s good for the garden and beautiful to look at.

  3. Jyotirmoy Das on May 22, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    Excellent way of Explanation. Love the to the point approach. This will be helpful for many people

  4. The Crazy Celt on May 22, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    Great video!

  5. Dave The Hillside Gardener on May 22, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Canna lily for hummingbirds, marigolds for pests, and dahlias for bees

  6. Carol Appleton on May 22, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    What companion planting book would you recommend please?

  7. Don Walnut Creek on May 22, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    Salvias, any kindโ€”bees and hoverflies love them!

  8. Dede Bites on May 22, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    Where do I find the garden planner?

  9. Rosemary Leone on May 22, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    accidentally planted marigolds and holy hocks in my garden and left them because I thought they looked pretty. now I know why there were less bugs than usual. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Robert Flanagan on May 22, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    I need to deter moles. Bastards

  11. Robin Hazeslip on May 22, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Planted nasturtium for first time this yr and love them! Thier leaf reminds me of a lily pad!๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ

  12. xavierprotocols on May 22, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    I have a huge issue with groundhogs where I live. What are some beneficial plants I can use that they won’t eat?

  13. Calm Heart on May 22, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    I grow vegetables along my walkway with my flowers. A win win for me! Thank you for your informational video! I especially like the wild flowers!

  14. Joanne Wallace on May 22, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    Could you tell us the name of the garden planning program you use here? It looks fabulous!

  15. Stephanie Davidson on May 22, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    its so funny you pulled up feverfew. I was actually reading about it on my phone while watching your video when you pulled it up.

  16. Victoria Johnson on May 22, 2022 at 7:58 pm


  17. Nogard-lanrete Prettypeas on May 22, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    his voice sounds like a history channel special

  18. Eddie Jordan on May 22, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    I grow come fry, Sunflower ,buck wheat for companion planting

  19. Alanca Abyssal on May 22, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    Also tansy (Tanacetum vulgare). I will plant some for my balcony.

  20. Gardening Naturally With Green FingerTips on May 22, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    Love this! Companion plants are soo underrated ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ‘ I’ve subscribed. Thank you for sharing

  21. Sean on May 22, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    so for cucumber beetles what flower are good?

  22. maya sujchcha on May 22, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    Thanks for the great info.

  23. Janet N. on May 22, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    I inherited a rather large Salvia plant from the previous tenant of my home. The bumblebees LOVE it! I saw two different species of bumblebee in it just yesterday.
    I’m growing my garden in containers, and have interspersed containers of marigold, snapdragon, pansies, and various herbs (rosemary and thyme chiefly) among my vegetable pots to help bring color, attract pollinators, and repel pests.

  24. Thyme Flys on May 22, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    Basil and marigolds with tomatoes , Borage and wild flowers are fab and look great for the bees long into Autumn from Spring.
    Foxgloves and Hollyhocks. Echinacea and Cosmos help too. Love Calendula.
    Nasturtiums help keep black fly off too!
    So many . And many uses for the helping plants as well, teas , infusions , balms. Etc

  25. Hayley Moriarty on May 22, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    This is so helpful to a newbie gardener in Qld, Australia. Love your helpful videos. Thank you ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

  26. Alison on May 22, 2022 at 8:07 pm


  27. Darlene Cox on May 22, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    What flowers should I plant with my kale and collards?

  28. Jamie le Roux on May 22, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    Iโ€™ve planted calendula amongst my brassicas and theyโ€™re all very happy

  29. Linda Clayton on May 22, 2022 at 8:11 pm


  30. That Gardener on May 22, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    Brilliant video. Learned a lot and will follow on your advice. Thank you!

  31. James Smith on May 22, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    Hey .. everyone Moniee-Mon, is listening thanks for the info vedios keep doing what’cha do best God bless ya!.

  32. B.A. McClucky on May 22, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    I love the garden planner idea, but I need an app. Is there an app available?

  33. sonnossonnos on May 22, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    Amazing! This is just what we were looking for. It is very beneficial that you are British, so that your garden choices & layout can be replicated here in the Netherlands ๐Ÿ™‚
    Australian/American gardeners have different logic in gardening and their tips sometimes don’t workout for northern Europeans.

  34. Rose Johnson on May 22, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    Brilliant video, thanks so much for posting. I’ve been growing lots of veggies during lockdown and am just planting them out so will definitely include some suggested flowers amongst them. Isn’t the creation amazing!!!!

  35. KaterinaMyNewEra on May 22, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    A fantastic video, thank you. Btw I find extremely helpful and beneficial to co-plant lavender with practically everything.

  36. megz sojourn on May 22, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    Thanks for the info. Kindly enumerate the flowers to plant best to act as both pollinators and helps to protect the veggies from pests. Many thanks and more power!

  37. Mikki Hesson on May 22, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    now heres *my* specialty! if all else fails at least i know the flower part of my vegetable garden will look great lol

  38. randomness on May 22, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    So glad i found this. Thank you!

  39. K Lattin on May 22, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    I love, Love, Love nepta. Best bee and butterfly attractor in my whole garden. There are always many bees every minute of daylight

  40. Anstria Greenwood on May 22, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    Very useful video. I could listen to you all day.

  41. Caroline Owen on May 22, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    I plant my garlic round my roses, ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll defo be doing all your tips ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. Joan Blurton on May 22, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    The best explanation I have seen. Thank you so much.

  43. Punky Noodle on May 22, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    Love your videos and channel. Thank you!

  44. Maggie Jones on May 22, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    Where can l get your companion planting guide please. Maggie Jones

  45. NazTheGreat on May 22, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    I was just in the process of removing many flowers to make space for veg, thanks so much for this really informative video!

    New subscriber!

  46. florie Brown on May 22, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    I like this method of planting I always plant flowers amongst my vegetable. last year my leeks flowered and self seeded, I noticed a clump of what looked like leeks this spring they were in clumps of 4 I pulled one up it was the most delicious leeks I have ever tasted. I also have volunteer potatoes in the garden as much as I try to harvest every thing I am always late because of other commitments, as a result lots of volunteer potatoes. I have one that has come up for 5 years and it is not available for sale any more (Lady Christelle).
    I like seeing neat all in a row vegetable planted but I do not have the time to do that instead of giving up I have put this method in practice and it works quite well I enjoy it.

  47. Michelle Collins on May 22, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    Thank so much, very informative. Iโ€™m new to gardening and Iโ€™m trying to include flowers in my vegetable garden. I live in Trinidad and Tobago and my challenge is finding some of those flowers that you suggested. I plant a lot of marigold. But, I intend to keep searching. new subscriber.

  48. Iris Castaneda on May 22, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    Cant wait to implement this idea. Thank you.

  49. The Burning Pen on May 22, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    Please remember to only sow native flowers or flowers that will not take over and invade your natives!!!

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