Tomato Plants
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Which Vegetables/Herbs Grow Well Together

Zone 46220 | lgronke added on May 18, 2018 | Answered

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

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BushDoctor
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Answered on May 19, 2018

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/

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