Plants have best friends! Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter, and basil makes tomatoes even tastier( Will be glad I pinned this)
Growing peppers. Peppers hate nitrogen/commercial fertilizer. Wait until plants flower before fertilizing. Then spray leaves with 1 tsp of Epsom salt to 1qt of water (peppers need Magnesium to set fruit). Peppers also enjoy small amounts of potassium (wood ashes).
How to Kill Cucumber Beetles, Organically--dump 100% Food-Grade Diatomaceous Earth. LIFT leaves and douse underneath since the cucumber beetles like to hang out underneath, then dirt all around the plants
Gardening 101: Companion Planting> ■Basil improves the growth and flavor of tomatoes and repels flies and mosquitoes. Lovely purple cones top the plants if you let them go to seed. ■Tomatoes will thrive near carrots, cucumbers and onions.