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[Tomato Dirt #228] Which Companion Plants Are Best for Tomatoes?
April 29, 2021
Tomato Dirt Newsletter
The plans, available as downloadable PDFS, are based on square-foot gardening techniques.
Each set offers five different plans including options for a small space herb garden, stir fry garden, Mediterranean veggie garden, salsa garden, and salad garden.
You can download the set that matches the size of your garden – either a 2x4 garden or 2x8 garden.
Check out the Small Space Garden Plans here.
Companion plants behave a lot like good friends.
We all know one of the benefits of good friends: they stick up for you when bullies threaten you, often protecting you from getting hurt.
Companion plants do that for tomatoes.
Tomato plants are among the favorite menu items for certain insects, including aphids, whiteflies, and different types of beetles. Once these pests flit into your garden and discover your luscious, healthy tomato plants, suddenly it’s Feast Time.
But companion plants act as natural defenders against these tomato pests, either by repelling harmful insects or attracting helpful insects (to eat the harmful ones.)
Try these companion plants to protect tomatoes from pests...
And be sure to check out our Companion Planting for Tomatoes board on Pinterest for more companion planting ideas.
You’ll be able to diagnose pest and disease problems using step by step priceless information, illustrated with 260 full color photos.
Even if you don't have a lot of time for gardening, you can still have a productive vegetable garden, no matter the size.
How? Start with a raised bed. It's the shortcut to a plentiful harvest, even in the first year.
Our good friends at Gardener’s Supply have put together oodles of helpful information about growing tomatoes, edibles, and flowers in raised beds .
Here’s a quick start guide to raised bed gardening raised bed gardening.
And you can browse different kinds of raised beds and kits to choose one that’s best for you. Have fun!
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Get more tips for growing tomatoes on our Tomato Growing Tips Pinterest board.
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