Companion Planting Seeds

Companion planting is the process of planting different varieties together in a garden bed that complement or enhance eachother, be it by improving the flavour of other crops or for warding off pests and diseases.

There are some compelling reasons to companion plant:
  1. Improve Soil Health - Some plants add nitrogen to the soil to boost other plants
  2. Fight Pests - Some plants naturally repel pests of other plants
  3. Improve health - Some plants increase the harvest, taste and health of plants
It's really all about diversity rather than a monoculture. The more companion plants you plant amongst your herbs and vegetables, the better the pest prevention and plant growth. This is because you are either masking the unwanted crop with other plants or because you attract beneficial insects that will snack on those pesky pests. 

Here's a list of common companion plant varieties.

Basil Sweet Genovese

Basil Sweet Genovese

750 seeds
NZ$4.85
Basil Sweet Genovese Seed Mat

Basil Sweet Genovese Seed Mat

3 x 8cm mats
NZ$4.85
Catmint / Catnip

Catmint / Catnip

250 seeds
NZ$3.25
Chamomile

Chamomile

750 seeds
NZ$3.90
Chives

Chives

750 seeds
NZ$4.85
Chives Garlic

Chives Garlic

200 seeds
NZ$4.85
Coriander

Coriander

250 seeds
NZ$4.85
Coriander Seed Mat

Coriander Seed Mat

3 x 8cm mats
NZ$4.85
Dill

Dill

750 seeds
NZ$4.85
Lavender English Dwarf

Lavender English Dwarf

150 Seeds
NZ$4.85
Marigold Dwarf Double Mixed

Marigold Dwarf Double Mixed

250 seeds
NZ$4.85
Nasturtium Tip Top Mixed

Nasturtium Tip Top Mixed

25 seeds
NZ$5.15
Oregano

Oregano

1250 seeds
NZ$4.85
Rosemary Remembrance

Rosemary Remembrance

75 seeds
NZ$4.85
Sage

Sage

40 seeds
NZ$4.85
Salvia Blaze of Fire

Salvia Blaze of Fire

100 seeds
NZ$4.85
Borage

Borage

100 seeds
NZ$3.90
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