Which Vegetables/Herbs Grow Well Together
Hello, Recently I planted some herbs in the same pot together and I wanted to see if you could offer some insight. To give you a background, I live in an apartment so my balcony (that is covered overhead) is where I grow my garden in the summer. My apartment faces north on a little lake in Indianapolis. I don't know if that helps but I thought it might! Last year I planted 4 different types of tomatoes and they all did way better than I thought they would. I had a lot of tomatoes but they were late bloomers. This year I chose 3 tomatoes (black prince, husky cherry red and big beef) and chose the 4th pot for herbs along with another new pot for herbs too. I planted rosemary, thyme and oregano in the larger pot and then I planted basil and lavender in a regular sized pot. I will be getting chive from my mother over the weekend to add to a pot as well. My question is will these combinations of plants in the same containers do well or will they not work? Since I planted them last night I could still manage to switch them around before they get set in their roots. I wanted to ask because I have heard mixed opinions from multiple websites. Please and thank you! Sincerely, Lauren
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Mixed container gardening can be very difficult. You will have to ensure that you have a large enough container to support multiple crops. And, as you have mentioned, these must be compatible crops.
This website will have a chart that will give you a layout of what will compete, and what will live together: https://permaculturenews.org/2010/07/30/companion-planting-guide/