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Here Are The Top Five Worst Companion Plant Pairings, As Well As How These Duos Can Spell Disaster For Your Garden

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When it comes to vegetable gardening, pairing the right plants together can be like hosting a dinner party. You obviously want to invite guests who get along well, enhance each other’s best qualities, and help the evening go smoothly.

This harmonious mingling is also the essence of companion planting, a method used to enhance the growth, health, and productivity of crops. But, just as certain guests might clash, so can certain plants when placed side by side in your garden.

So, here are some of the most common vegetable companion planting mistakes, as well as why these pairings could spell disaster for your garden.

The Benefits Of Companion Planting

Companion planting is an age-old practice that pairs different crops together for mutual benefits.

The advantages range from pest control – as some plants repel bugs that would otherwise attack neighboring crops – to improved pollination and the efficient use of space.

So, when done correctly, companion planting can lead to a much healthier and more bountiful garden.

When Companion Planting Goes Wrong

However, not all plants play nice together, and pairing the wrong crops can lead to numerous downsides. This can include competition for resources, attracting pests, or the spreading of disease, which effectively undoes all the benefits of companion planting.

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