Each garden is unique, there are factors that should go into consideration while planning your garden, including sun exposure, weather, pollinators, insect population, soil quality, water supply and harvest planning. Plants can help each other by improving soil nutrients, attracting natural predators, and repelling insects.
Before the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, it was known that certain plants grow and/or taste better when planted next to each other. Companion planting is a safe, natural way to garden.
Minimizing Risk: If one crop fails or affected by harsh weather, pests or disease, the overall yield of your plot may be increased by limiting the spread. Focus creating the best natural growth patterns and diversity in your space.
Crop Protection: Companion planting can offer a more delicate plant shelter from weather, by creating a natural defence against the harsh conditions.
Trap Cropping: Companion planting is the ultimate organic pest management, you may keep away unwanted pests that may be attracted to one crop but repelled by another.
Positive hosting: By planting in proximity to plants which produce a surplus of nectar and pollen, you can increase the population of beneficial insects that will manage a harmful pest population.