Companion Planting Basic Concepts & Resources
George Kuepper & Mardi Dodson
Companion planting is based on the idea that certain plants can benefit others when planted in near
proximity. The scientific and traditional bases for these plant associations are discussed. A companion planting chart
for common herbs, vegetables, and flowers is provided, as is a listing of literature resources for traditional companion
planting. An appendix provides history, plant varieties, and planting designs for the Three Sisters, a traditional
Native American companion planting practice.