It's spring in the Pacific NW and it's a good time to start sprouting tomatoes indoors for transplant to the outdoors in May. Many folks plant their tomato crops in isolation and then deal with individual pest problems or blossom-end rot problems with organic solutions & mixes bought at the local nursery. One way to keep external inputs and ($$$) costs down while keeping one's harvest UP is to plant a tomato guild. A guild is a beneficial association of plants that work together well and support each other naturally - like a solid family or community. A well thought-out guild can attract bees and other pollinators, repel pests, accumulate essential soil nutrients, catch sun, and augment the quantity & quality of harvest. Below is a list of plants that go well with tomatoes and we can start planting and prepping these beneficial companions now in the beds where our tomatoes will go. What are some beneficial companions to tomatoes that you have grown in your garden?