"Plants have best friends just like people do. 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"
How to design a potager garden. French potager style mixes growing vegetable crops with herbs and edible flowers, as well as decorative companion planting. The result is a pretty, stylish veg plot garden.