Tomatoes loves_________

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  1. greenboy

    greenboy Well-Known Member

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    We have a small garden in the back of the house, and I have no space to spare, I must plant tomatoes every year, but I want to know which plants do well with tomatoes? I planted this year eggplants and they seems they like each other. Open for suggestions.
     
  2. Cindy in NY

    Cindy in NY Well-Known Member Supporter

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    From John Jeavons' book "How to Grow More Vegetables" - companions for tomatoes are: chives, onions, parsley, asparagus, marigolds, nasturtiums, carrots. Antagonists are: kohlrabi, potatoes, fennel, cabbage.

    I wouldn't recommend planting the asparagus though because as you let it grow after the picking season it will get so high that you won't be able to see the tomatoes!
     

  3. Cyngbaeld

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    One place I lived I only had sun in the front of the house, so I planted tomatoes in the flower beds and filled in with flowers. They did fine.
     
  4. SonomaGirl

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    Basil, basil and more basil!! It's probably the best companion plant for tomatoes, and the leaves (obviously) go beautifully with tomatoes in salads and sauces. It has the added benefit of being a natural bug repellant AND making your garden smell wonderful.

    This is an almost daily staple for me right now: sliced heirloom tomatoes layered with basil leaves and slices of fresh mozzarella, drizzled with good olive oil and a touch of balsamic vinegar (and a sprinkle of sea salt). Best salad ever!
     
  5. yellowlab2

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    We got a book from Gurneys this spring called Tomatoes love Carrots. Full of that kind of info. Hope this helps, Bob
     
  6. greenboy

    greenboy Well-Known Member

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    You really answer my question!!! Thanks a million.