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Plant Families

Plant Families


Here is a list of plant families and common crops in each one. Learning the plant families makes companion planting easier. You start to realize that plants within the same family tend to share common companion plants, pests and diseases. Knowing the families aids in crop rotation and can help you plan a garden.

It still amazes me which family certain crops are in. Can you believe lettuce is in the same family as sunflowers and artichokes? Notice how many fruit trees are in the same family. That explains why there are so many common fungus issues between them.

LAMIACEAE FAMILY

Mints, Basil, Rosemary, Thyme, Oregano, Sage, Lavender

SOLANACEAE ( Nightshade) FAMILY

Tomatoes, Tomatillos, Eggplants, Peppers, Okra, Potatoes

UMBELLIFERAE FAMILY

Parsley, Carrot, Parsnips, Celery, Fennel, Cilantro/Coriander

ASTERACEAE ( Asters) FAMILY

Sunflower, Jerusalem artichoke, Lettuce, Endive, Artichoke

BRASSICACEAE ( Cole Crops) FAMILY

Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cauliflower, Cabbage ,Kale, Collards, Radishes, Kohlrabi, Turnip, Mustard

AMARYLILDACEAE ( Onion) FAMILY

Onion, Leeks, Chives, Garlic, Asparagus

ROSACEAE FAMILY

Apples, Pears, Quinces, Almonds, Peaches, Apricots, Plums ,Cherries, Strawberries, Blackberries Raspberries  

POACEAE ( Grasses) FAMILY

Corn, Millet, Rice, Barley, Wheat, Rye

FABACEAE (LEGUMES)FAMILY

Peas,Runner beans,Bush beans,Fava beans, Garbanzo beans,Peanuts

Amaranthaceae/ Goosefoot Family

Beet,Spinach,Chard,Quinoa,Orach

CUCURBITS
Cucumbers,Zucchini, Summer Squash,Watermelon,Musk Melon,Pumpkin,Gourd

CONVOLVULACEAE( Morning glory) FAMILY

Sweet potatoes


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Fig Propagation 1

Crop Rotation

Crop Rotation

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