Plants That Grow Well Near Potatoes

I have little space and want to plant potatoes. I have heard they do not go good near other vegetable plants. Which plants are good to plant next to potatoes?

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Hardiness Zone: 8a

By Mike from Hampton, VA

February 20, 20100 found this helpful
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Potatoes shouldn't be grown near tomatoes, I think because of risk of blight. They're supposed to do well near beans and corn though. Potatoes do well in tubs (especially early varieties) so you might consider growing them in containers where you could keep them away from other vegetables in the patch if need be.

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What is companion planting?

basically, it is the idea of planting certain plants together so they can benefit from one another.

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Companion planting is the process of planting specific plants together so a certain quality of one plant may be of benefit to another. The smell of a plant's foliage or the taste of a plant may be all that is necessary to discourage some insects. Some plants make great companions in that they encourage insects for pollination, provide shelter or support, or they simply grow well together because their roots are at different levels. Some plants are great companions as they may "disguise" the legginess of other plants or they help cool the soil for plants that require cool roots.

In the perennial flower garden, chives planted under roses may reduce the occurrence of black spot as well as discourage aphids.

Indicated below are some companion plants for the vegetable garden:

Plant Where to Plant Benefits

Beans

Near potatoes

Discourages Colorado potato beetle

Marigolds

Among potatoes and beans

Discourages Colorado potato beetle

Chives

Among lettuce and peas

Discourages aphids

Garlic

Among lettuce and peas

Discourages aphids

Geraniums

Around grapes

Discourages Japanese beetles

Nasturtiums

Throughout garden

Deters aphids and cucumber beetles

Tomatoes

Near asparagus

Discourages asparagus beetles

Euphorbia

Throughout garden

Gophers do not like this plant

Potatoes

Near beans

Discourages Mexican bean beetles

Radishes

Among cucumbers

Deters striped cucumber beetles

Good luck.

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