9 Companion Plants

for Tomatoes

for Your Best Crop Yet

Garlic, chives, and onions are in the same plant family (Allium), which means they offer many of the same pest-deterring attributes.

Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)

Basil is an excellent companion plant for tomatoes because it is thought to repel pests like hornworms and thrips.

Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

Asparagus deters root-knot nematodes, helping to prevent the nematodes from destroying tomato plant roots during their critical stage of establishment in the garden.

Asparagus  (Asparagus officinalis)

Plant sunflowers so they don’t crowd out or block sun from reaching tomatoes, but near enough to bring bees to both plants.

Sunflowers  (Helianthus annuus)

Nasturtium produces beautiful tunnel-shaped flowers that pollinators such as hummingbirds love for sipping nectar.

Nasturtium  (Tropaeolum majus)

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