10 Examples of Edible Plant Arrangements

Garant’s Botanica modular garden makes it possible to grow several edible plants in the same container. Here are a few arrangements that respect both how well certain plants work well together, and the amount of compost (± 50 liters per tray) necessary to provide optimal growth for each plant.

    • Tomato

    • chilies or bell peppers

    • basil

    • Zucchini

    • eggplant

    • basil

    • Cucumber

    • bell pepper

    • coriander

    • Chili pepper

    • bell pepper

    • cucumber

    • parsley

    • String beans

      3 x 3 plants

    • lettuce

      3 plants

    • oregano

    • nasturtium

    • Swiss chard

      2 plants

    • bell peppers

    • chilies

    • mixed greens

      on the remaining surface

    • Carrots

      6 to 7 plants

    • string beans

      2 x 3 plants

    • arugula

      12 plants

    • chives

    • Lettuce

      6 plants

    • cucumber

    • arugula

      12 plants

    • sage

    • tomato

    • compact tomato

      2 plants

    • basil

      2 plants

    • Onion

      5 plants

    • parsnips

      5 plants

    • radish

      60 to 70 plants

    • thyme

*When nothing is indicated after the name of the plant, it means that there is only one plant.

Why should you combine plants?

Properly combining edible plants promotes growth, which improves the harvest, while limiting certain problems. Good plant combination allows for, among other things:

  • Olfactory confusion or biochemical control of destructive insects. Chemical compounds secreted by the roots, or the smell emitted by the aerial parts (leaves, flowers, etc.), repel insect pests;
  • The creation of beneficial habitats that encourage the development of predatory insects and parasites of destructive insects or attract pollinating insects;
  • The creation of a physical plant barrier that can confuse destructive insects and protect plants that would be their prey;
  • The addition of Nitrogen into the soil produced by fabaceae (legumes);
  • Optimal water management;
  • Better organization of space;
  • A more decorative space.

Good plant combinations can serve to control the destructive insect population as well as certain diseases. However, this would not eradicate them, but is a preventive measure. For good results, all the plants should be planted at the same time so that the protection described above is able to take effect immediately.

Bertrand Dumont, horticulturist, author and speaker

The modular garden

Perfect for gardening in tight spaces. A balcony garden with multiple patterns, allowing you to grow flowers, herbs and garden vegetables