I am having a 4.2m wooden planter built in my garden this week for my new project of growing my own vegetables which i am quite excited about. I have been doing my research about what to plant where, what goes well with what etc and have come up with the following notes. I would like some advice as to what i have put below is correct? would add any additonal comments? how much width you think each item would need so i dont overcrowd and also would you plant them in any particular order? - thanks guys!!
Cabbage I understand that is it good to plant strong smelling herbs around it to deter cabbage eating worms? Such as sage, thyme, mint, garlic and that chamomile improves flavour?
Carrots go well with lettuce and onions but not with the caraway
Garlic - to be planted with herbs to enhance flavour, chamomile also improves flavour
Onions go well withlettuce, broccoli, cabbage, cucumber
Broccoli goes well withgarlic, lettuce, onion but not with lettuce
Caraway - I have read a few times isadvised to plant this to loosen soil and to plant throughout garden but away from carrots?
Lettuce goes well withcarrot, onion but not with broccoli
Cucumber goes well withbroccoli, cabbage, carrot, lettuce, onion but keep away from the aromatic herbs
Shallots go well withmarjoram
I have also read that marigolds are ideal companions through out the garden, as they're reputed to attract hoverflies, which prey on aphids, as well as reduce the number of nematodes in the soil?
Any other beginners tips would be greatly appreciated :-)