5 Companion Plants for Squash

Posted on 05/13/2022

Top 5 Companion Plants for Summer Squash

Plus a BONUS tip to help fight squash bugs.

Gardening organically means finding ways to ward off garden pests. Companion planting is one of the best ways to grow your food without using pesticides. Carrie, with our app partners at From Seed to Spoon, offer her wise tips in this 5 minute video.



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For the health and happiness of your garden’s squash, consider planting these plants nearby. Some fight pests, some offer support

  • Beans – absorb and release nitrogen in soil
  • Radishes – feed the soil, fight pests
  • Nasturtiums and Marigolds – repel pests with these trap plants. What’s a trap plant? Learn more here.
  • Mint – disguise the delectable smell of squash from the pests
  • Dill – repel pests, attracts pollinators

ZUCCHINI TIP: Plant blue hubbard squash prior to planting zucchini. It attracts squash bugs. You can then sacrifice the hubbard squash with pest infestation for your zucchini

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