Different plants that are planted together for the benefit of each other. Whether it be color or roots deeper to bring up the nutrients for the secondary plant. Ground covers are great companion plants.
The act of planting two different plants within close proximity of each other with the belief that traits from each plant will benefit the other.
Some plants inhibit the growth of others nearby by releasing substances into the soil (called allelopathy), others actually assist others by fixing nitrogen or by repelling insects that attack them (oregano repels the cabbage butterfly for example). Gardeners can profit by being aware of these relationships. Process is called companion planting.
the practice of planting certain plant species-often herbs-in close association with crop plants to repel pests. The cultivation of certain kinds of plants together in the same area, especially if one species will benefit from another, as planting an insect-repellent plant in a vegetable garden.
Plants that protect neighbors by repelling pests.
Putting different plants in the same bed, usually to protect one of them from pests or diseases.
Companion planting is the practice of planting one plant in proximity to another to bestow benefits on to the companion plant. Organic gardeners often put plants together because the one will have insect-repelling qualities that benefit the other, obviating the need to use chemical pesticides. One plant can even serve as a mulch for another. Sometimes, the benefits are shared in companion planting, making for a symbiotic relationship.
Interplanting of different kinds of plants to help repel certain insect pests and to enhance plant growth.
Adjacent growing of mutually beneficial plants to improve growth and repel pests.
planting garlic, marigolds, etc. along with other plants to discourage insect infestations.
is locating plants in proximity to each other because of their ability to enhance or complement the other's growth or attract beneficial insects or repel insect pests.
Companion planting in gardening and agriculture is planting of different crops in close physical proximity. It is a form of polyculture.