We often combine different cultures when planting them in our gardens. This helps to use the space occupied by the beds in a more efficient way, have a steady pipeline of fresh vegetables for meals, and besides that it offers an opportunity to help the plants, picking good neighbors for their growth and development.
Before you start planting, it would be good to figure out how to place everything in the garden in the most optimal manner, taking the compatibility of cultures into consideration. The plants which were chosen correctly help each other defend themselves against pests, consume various nutrients from soil, get moisture and nutrition from different soil layers.
Plants can affect each other not only directly, but also through the soil, next year. This includes root exudate, accumulation of illnesses and nutrients consumption. With the help of the given infographics you will be able to choose the right, useful neighbors for almost all major garden crops.
Infographic by: tipsplants.com