I try to teach my boys to be nice to each other, so companion planting is a lovely way to explain that even plants need friends to rely on.

Companion planting shows how plants can work together to do a good job, demonstrating how valuable teamwork can be.

The children planted nasturtiums with runner beans to lure aphids away from our crops (left), and English marigold (calendula) alongside courgettes to attract pollinating insects into the greenhouse (right).