While cucumbers thrive near bush beans, lettuce and radishes, and choke near potatoes. Beans, beets, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers and strawberries make good neighbors -- as long as you plant the onions, garlic, leeks and shallots elsewhere. Peppers do well with carrots, eggplant, onions, parsley and tomatoes, but not with kohlrabi. Keep lettuce away from cabbage and keep onions away from asparagus, beans and peas. Spinach gets along with everyone.
How to KEEP CRITTERS OUT of your Raised Beds ~ My Aunt has the neatest way to keep critters out of your raised beds. She made this simple lift off frame with 1×1 and chicken wire. They let her easily access her 'Square Foot Garden' but keep all the critters out of her veggies! GREAT idea!