dafydd9; don't worry about it too much. Most of the "companion planting" guidelines are steeped in myth and conjecture with very little documented scientific support. It's fun to plant a variety of plants, and it is interesting to plant marigolds or thyme or whatever with this or that crop. But whether next to, surrounded by, adjecent, dense, or sparse; any "companion" planting is mosty myth. What is important is considering crops that are impacted by the same diseases or pests. For example, both potatoes and tomoatoes are susestiptable to late blight, so they say to keep them apart. But since late blight can sweep across a whole county in a matter of a few days (or even overnight), I am not sure how much validity there is even to that. Oh...for the record I have been a serious veggie gardener for about 20 years and I have completed basic horticulture classes.
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