When planning out your garden using companion planting, make sure you have a square foot grid map to start. To do this you’ll draw the footprint of your garden, then divide it into however many square feet you have to work with. One of our go to companion plants are tomatoes and basil. When you put basil next to a tomato cage, it provides some shade for the basil and the basil helps improve the flavor of tomatoes making them great companions.
Another famous example of why companion plants are so important is “the three sisters”. This is made up of corn, beans, and squash. The corn grows tall and provides a stalk for the beans to vine up, and provides some shade for the squash. Because beans are nitrogen fixing, meaning they pull nitrogen from the air and deposit into the soil, the corn is more than happy to get that extra boost of nitrogen provided by the beans. For more information on best planting companions, you can watch the full video at learn.sungoldgardens.com!