Onions & carrots: the onions help to keep the carrot root fly at bay, while the carrots do their bit by repelling the onion fly.
Companion planting is the easiest and most environmentally friendly way of preventing pests.
Having a garden is like owning a pet. It needs to be fed, watered, cared for and tended to by an attentive owner.
And if treated properly it will grow, flourish and provide you long-lasting enjoyment.
Learning which plants to grow together can greatly increase your success in the garden, whether you want to cut down on spraying or watering, attract bees or scare off the neighbour’s cat.
Awapuni gardening guru, Tod Palenski, says companion planting – the idea that certain plants can benefit others when planted next to, or close to one another – has been around for centuries and could be the making of your garden.