Companion Planting for Your Survival Garden

No, companion planting has nothing to do with lonely plants. However, some plants grow well together and may also ward off pests.

A classic gardening book called Carrots Love Tomatoes explains companion planting and how it can work in your garden. It’s 211 pages and is an illustrated and practical guide to help you have a more bountiful survival garden.

This book covers such subjects as vegetables, herbs and flowers, wild plants, grasses and grains, fruit trees and nuts, and even ornamental shrubs. There are also chapters on gardening techniques, soil improvement, and pest control. Garden plans are included, helping you know where to plant what.

Some plants not only repel insects, but can also repel each other. The right mixture of plants can keep diseases down as well. Marigolds can ward off pests, but you might not notice it for certain the first year you grow them. Growing leeks near carrots is beneficial to both. Some grasses and grains serve as “green manure” crops that improve the soil by adding nutrient rich organic matter at the end of their season.

Carrots Love Tomatoes can be ordered by clicking on its title wherever you see it linked in this post. That will open a new window to the page where it’s featured, and you can order from there.

Discover for yourself the benefits of companion planting in your survival garden.


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.