The 13 Best Companion Plants

These crop companions not only add a dose of pretty to your garden, they’ll help prevent pests, enrich your soil and can be harvested, as well.

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UF Hack: Drink Your Basil Seeds

Letting your basil plants go to seed isn’t a bad thing—use the seeds in internationally inspired drinks and desserts.

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Growing The Blue Flag Iris

A symbol utilized by pharaohs and kings, this beautiful flower has potential as a remedy, as well.

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Grow Borage in Your Fall Garden

With its cucumber scent, borage doesn’t quite fit in with the pumpkin spice of the fall, but a late-season harvest lifts our moods as the days grow shorter.

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Basil’s Haunting Tale

Basil plays a starring role in this spooky story of forbidden love, murder and ghosts.