Beneficial Companion Plants

Beneficial Companion Plants

Revival Seeds

Regular price $41.20 $37.00 Sale

When planning your gardens it is a good idea to choose companion plants to help with pest control, pollination, providing habitat for beneficial insects, maximizing use of space, and to otherwise increase crop productivity. When you order this collection, you will save 10%. The Companion Plants Collection includes one package of each of the following varieties. Click on any variety for more product information;

Empress of India Nasturtium - Known to attract aphids away from the crop in production. Nasturtium's flowers help attract beneficial insects, which prey on aphids. Growing cucumbers up a trellis - allow your nasturtiums, which have a unique scent that seems to repel pests, grow in a colourful tumble underneath. Nasturtiums also lure hungry caterpillars away from brassicas like cabbage and broccoli.

Baba’s Calendula Mix - Repels whitefly from tomatoes and aphids away from beans and brassica's. Calendula also attracts beneficial insects, including ladybirds, lacewings and hoverflies, which prey on aphids. These flowers exude a sticky substance on their stems that attract aphids and traps them. We plant Calendula next to brassica crops, specifically broccoli and pac choy which keeps the aphid pressure down significantly. Plus, we find that beneficial ladybugs like to dine on the trapped aphids. A win-win situation!

Queen Sophia Marigold - A very fragrant scented floral that keeps many pests like white flies away from your tomatoes and peppers. Pesky mosquitoes will also stay away so you can garden in peace!

Wormwood - A strongly scented herb that can deter aphids and flea beetles from attacking neighbouring plants. Its yellow flowers attract hoverflies, lacewings and ladybirds, which prey on aphids.

Common ChivesWhen planted alongside carrots, its strong scent confuses and deters the carrot root fly which can smell carrots from up to a mile away.

Cilantro - Discourages potato beetles, attracts hoverflies and can be made into a tea to formulate a spray used to eradicate spider mites.

Genovese Basil - Pairs well with tomatoes, repelling whiteflies, mosquitoes, spider mites and aphids. Basil also attracts bees, which improves pollination to neighbouring crops such as Cucurbits.

Tansy - Discourages cutworm, which attacks asparagus, bean, cabbage, carrot, celery, corn, lettuce, pea, pepper, potato, and tomato plants. Tansy needs to be contained since it can become invasive. Container or raised bed planting is recommended.

Dill Boquet - Attracts beneficial ladybugs, which eat aphids. Dill is also a food source for caterpillars and butterflies.

Gigante di Napoli Parsley - Attracts beneficial insects to protect and pollinate tomatoes. Plant these herbs between tomatoes.

German Chamomile - Known for its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal benefits, chamomile also improves the growth and flavour of many plants. Gardeners have long used chamomile as a companion plant in their fruit orchards. Plant next to species of the Brassica Family such as broccoli, cabbage, kale, turnip etc.