I have prepared 4 raised vegetable garden beds (4' x 8") and want to know what plants grow best together. How best to group vegetables?
What Plants Grow Best Together
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Just for ease of rotation (https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/rotating-vegetables.htm), it is best to grow plants from the same families together. Nightshades (https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/nightshade-vegetable.htm) together, curbits (squash, melons, cucumbers) together, legumes (https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/what-are-legumes.htm) together and so on. Plants from the same family tend to be affected by the same diseases and pests, so if you have a problem, the next year you can rotate that family to a new bed to move them away from the affected bed. Beyond this, you can take advantage of companion planting. This article will help with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/companion-vegetable-garden.htm