Spicy exchange / 2023
What are companion plants?
Not sure where to start? I've put together a 34-page guide to help you grow an abundant harvest.
Onions, garlic, and scallions deter rodents and fight aphids. I interplant almost everything in my garden with onions because it’s the most effective method I’ve found for deterring squirrels, which don’t like the scent.
Basil is a great companion plant for chili peppers because it has similar growing requirements and can help deter pests like mosquitoes and hornworms.
Borage and cosmos are beautiful flowers that can also be great companion plants for chili peppers. In one study, adding borage improved habaneros production by increasing pollination.
The "green thumb" is a myth — with the right information, anyone can successfully grow peppers. Enjoy this free 34-page guide to help you grow an abundant harvest.