Experts and BHG readers answer.
Plants helping each another
While many people believe that planting certain veggies with others helps increase health and yields for both, Ive never seen real evidence of this in my own garden. And weve seen little scientific research that supports it.
Still, many people practice companion planting and have advice on how to do it. Why dont you go to our discussion groups and post a question there? Go to Garden Talk at www.bhg.com/gardentalk. Garden Talk has lots of friendly gardeners who will have lots of suggestions. Someone will no doubt point you toward the Three Sisters planting combination of corn, beans, and squash, as practiced by Native American gardeners.
Also, there are many books at the public library you can look at to get ideas. A couple of good ones are Carrots Love Tomatoes by Louise Riotte and How To Grow More Vegetables Than You Ever Thought Possible On Less Land Than You Can Imagine by John Jeavons.