Companion Planting

Growing certain types of plants close to eachother can help reduce pest pressure, provide habitat for beneficial insects, and even increase crop productivity.

Photos courtesy of Straight Arrow Bison in Broken Bow, NE.

Squash bugs

A row of radishes planted around squash plants help deter squash bugs.


"Beans and potatoes planted together.  Beans deter potato bugs and the potatoes keep the Mexican bean beetles away. My long-time favorite guide to companion planting is "Carrots Love Tomatoes " by Louise Riotte." 

- Karen Bredthauer of Straight Arrow Bison in Broken Bow, NE