Companion Plants

Companion Plants for you and your garden:

There are a wide variety of companion plants that are absolutely wonderful for not only your garden indoors and outdoors, but also for you and your family! Here is a detailed list of companion plants and their benefits to personal health and your garden:

FeverFew

Feverfew Plants: How To Grow Feverfew

Plant feverfew among aphid loving perennials and annuals since it is known to repel these unwanted insects. It is said to have insecticidal properties and a solution of feverfew dabbed on the skin will repel biting insects. The crushed leaves are also known to deter moths. On the human side: Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium L.) (Asteraceae) is a medicinal plant traditionally used for the treatment of fevers, migraine headaches, rheumatoid arthritis, stomach aches, toothaches, insect bites, infertility, and problems with menstruation and labor during childbirth.

Vicks

Plectranthus tomentosa - Vicks Plant - Mountain Crest Gardens

The Vicks plant (Plectranthus cylindraceus) is a great plant to ward off certain pests in your garden. There are also some health benefits as the plant leaves can be crushed and used in tea or tea steam for inhalation to relieve cold symptoms. This plant can be unruly so pruning is an absolute must to get a hearty plant!

Chamomile

Chamomile - Wikipedia

Chamomile is a great defender against pests and whiteflies. While it is more famously known for producing calming tea, chamomile is a strong protective plant for cannabis, especially in the earlier stages.

Dill

Dill

Dill is a protective companion, an ideal defender = Strong repellent to bugs!

Basil

3 Secrets To Enjoying Basil All Winter | Jain Irrigation USA

This ‘Prince of Plants’ is also a great companion plant for cannabis. Many farmers believe that basil helps improve the flavor of their crops like tomatoes. In the case of cannabis, it can boost the production of terpenes, which are essential oils found in cannabis. 

Not only does it promote the growth of terpenes but it also attracts insects that help the cannabis plant while driving away harmful insects like asparagus beetles, mosquitos, and whiteflies.

Alfalfa

Alfalfa | plant | Britannica

known to repel lygus bug. This pest is particularly harmful to the growth of marijuana.

Alfalfa also helps with adjusting the nitrogen levels in the soil, which are key to the growth of any plant – especially cannabis while it stores iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium, all of which are important nutrients.

Lemon Balm

Lemon balm has an effective aroma that helps disguise the smell of marijuana.

This is particularly helpful with nosy neighbors and in areas where cannabis cultivation is frowned upon. The stealth benefit alone is a huge plus point of using Lemon Balm as a companion plant for any cannabis garden.

Lemon balm also helps repel mosquitoes and gnats, which keep the plants safe.

Sunflowers

Not only are they beautiful, but they also serve a strong purpose in cannabis cultivation. Sunflowers are helpful in luring insects away from cannabis due to their dominant presence.

Sunflower roots are helpful in soil filtration and preservation. Disguising any cannabis plant is easier when there are sunflowers next to it, they draw all the attention to themselves and leave little to no room for any distraction.

Lavender

Fleas, ticks, and mice are highly repulsed by the smell of lavender. 

Planting it next to marijuana will keep pesky pests away and the cultivation safe from unwanted intruders.

Nectar-feeding bugs, which are beneficial to cannabis cultivation, love lavender and are attracted to it, thus benefiting the growth process of marijuana as well. Plus, it works great as a relaxant alongside cannabis.

Yarrow

Yarrow is a garden edge plant, which means that simply planting it around cannabis will not only save space but also help in yielding higher growth results.

Yarrow helps facilitate the release of essential oils in plants in its vicinity, which is an important aspect for any cannabis grower.

Yarrow also attracts insects like ladybugs, hoverflies, aphid lions, and mini wasps which end up protecting the marijuana plant.

Coriander

How to Grow Coriander - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine

The strong and mostly undesirable scent of coriander keeps insects like aphids, spider mites, and potato beetles at bay.

On the other hand, it attracts tachinid flies, hoverflies, and a variety of parasitoid wasps that prey on bugs that cause harm to cannabis plants.

Using coriander as a companion plant for cannabis cultivation is a great way to deter pests and keep the plants safe from any unwanted visitors.

Ginger

The Benefits of Growing Your Own Ginger Plants - The Herb Exchange

Ginger is not necessarily a great companion to Cannabis….however it is great for you with many different uses! Particularly helpful with ease stomach ailments.

Mint(Peppermint)

Mint is another plant with a strong odor that is less-than-appealing to most garden pests. It can also help mask the smell of freshly-blooming buds if privacy is a concern. Just remember that mint tends to be very invasive so planting it in pots near your cannabis, rather than directly in the ground, is highly recommended.

Garlic

Garlic is a powerful addition to any garden because it deters both great and small pests and works as a natural fungicide to protect against disease. It can be planted near cannabis or used topically in a spray as a spot-treatment.

Marigolds

Who can resist the sweet smell of marigold flowers? Their bright colors and the fragrant scent makes them especially appealing to tiny pests who might otherwise be chomping on your cannabis. Plant a few around the perimeter of your cannabis plot to entice pests to visit them instead of your sweet Mary Jane.

Peppers

Chili peppers will deter large pests like deer, rabbits, and mice. The root system of peppers also exudes a chemical that protects against rot which is especially favorable in areas with excess rainfall or poor drainage.

There were many sources that went into this list compilation. We at Mr.GreenGene Cannabis Seeds do not collect revenue from this information and is strictly used as reference material & Learning purposes!

Read more about companion plants and how to grow them properly to help you and your garden by researching what you intend to grow!

Resources:

https://potguide.com/blog/article/how-companion-planting-will-boost-your-cannabis-garden/

https://apotforpot.com/blogs/apotforpot/companion-plants-for-growing-marijuana

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