Companion planting is where you plant different crops close to each other. This helps with nutrient uptake, pest control, pollination, and other factors that help increase productivity and plant health. Because the gardens we grow are in urban areas, they are smaller and planted intensively, so companion planting happens automatically.
When growing a vegetable garden, adding flowers and herbs attracts beneficial insects that will pollinate your fruiting vegetables, and predatory beneficial insects, which attack pests such as aphids, slugs, and cucumber beetles. You can choose edible flowers that make great additions to salads and deserts!