It is so rewarding to grow strawberries, but to what can make your growing experience even better is by pairing your strawberry plants with their best friends – this will not only up your strawberry yield, but also increase your harvest of other lovely fruit, herbs, and veg.

Good mates to plant with strawberries include bush beans, asparagus, spinach, sage, thyme, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, rosemary, chives, basil, mint, coriander, garlic, cucumbers, radishes and even catnip, for the cat lovers. Just be careful that your cat does not destroy your garden when they go into a catnip frenzy.

When planting two or more of these lovely plants with your strawberries, they all benefit. It improves fertility, safeguards from pests, and cultivates pollination for best growth. Another great advantage is that you get a diverse garden that not only provide a variety for own use, but it also adds to the look of your bright and versatile garden.