Everything you need to know about companion planting

Companion planting has been around for centuries. This tried and tested method for maximising your crops by growing certain types side by side has been proven to boost their growth and protect them from disease.

But many gardeners remain hesitant to give companion planting a go. This is because planting the right seeds side by side can yield an amazing harvest —choose the wrong combination though, and the results can be equally disastrous.

The catch is knowing which fruit and vegetables benefit each other. To help, Suttons Seeds— gardening experts and retailers of vegetable seeds — has created this infographic to show you which crops to plant together and which to grow separately so you can reap the best produce.