Rosemary is a hardy evergreen type woody herb that is actually part of the mint family. Rosemary has proven itself as a great companion plant for cabbage, beans, peas and carrots by helping to deter cabbage moths, bean beetles, and carrot flies. Rosemary plants prefer a soil that is sandy and well drained; ensure that there is adequate spacing between plants to help with air circulation. Rosemary may be used in soup, stew and breads. Rosemary also pairs well with lemon or orange based citrus dishes.