Good & Bad Cabbage Companion Plants

You want to grow cabbage at home but are not sure what plants to grow with cabbage? Great!

This article is exactly for you since I show you the best and worst cabbage companion plants in the following chapters.

Why do I need Companion Plants for growing Cabbage?

While it is possible to grow cabbage without any other plants, it will just not be that advisable since good companion plants can have many positive effects on the growth behavior as well as on your cabbage yields.

For instance, good companion plants can improve soil conditions, provide shade, serve as ground cover and can also keep away all sorts of pests and unwanted insects from your cabbage.

While good companion plants can have those beneficial effects, bad companion plants often do more harm than good to your cabbage plants.

Thus, make sure to invest some time and check out the following tables to figure out what to grow next to your cabbage and why.

Good Cabbage Companion Plants

Companion PlantWhy is it good?
CeleryKeeps away pests.
DillAttracts beneficial insects.
ChamomileRepels pests and attracts pollinators.
MintKeep away pests.
PotatoesLoosen the soil.
OnionsKeep away worms and other pests.
GarlicKeep away aphids, beetles and other pests.
RosemaryRepels pests and improves the flavor of cabbage.
ThymeKeeps away worms and other pests.
HyssopAttracts pollinators like bees.
LavenderKeeps away pests.
SageKeeps away aphids and other pests.
NasturtiumsDeter pests and attract pollinators.
MarigoldsAttract pollinators.
BuckwheatAttracts beneficial insects.
PetuniasAttract pollinators.
PeasCan make space use more efficient.
BorageKeeps away harmful pests and insects.
BeetsImprove soil conditions.
BeansProvide shade
TansyAttract pollinators.
CilantroKeeps away moth and other pests.

Bad Cabbage Companion Plants

Companion PlantWhy is it bad?
TomatoesFeed on similar nutrients.
RueEmits harmful elements to the soil.
StrawberriesBad for the growth behavior of cabbage.
LettuceMay inhibit the growth of cabbage.
FennelFeeds on similar nutrients.
CornTakes away too much sunlight.

Best & Worst Cabbage Companion Plants – Summary List

Best Companion PlantsWorst Companion Plants

What should you plant with Cabbage?

Good companion plants for cabbage are potatoes, celery, chamomile, thyme, tansy, dill, mint, onions, garlic, sage, hyssop, lavender, rosemary, petunias, nasturtiums, marigolds, buckwheat, beans, cilantro, peas, borage and beets.

You should not grow cabbage with corn, tomatoes, rue, strawberries, lettuce or fennel.

Now that you know what to plant with cabbage, you may also want to check out my grower’s guide on how to grow cabbage from seed to harvest.

About the Author

My name is Andreas and I’m really passionate about our environment and also about growing plants. In fact, I have grown several different plants over many years. I love to see my plants grow and also always try new things to improve my overall conditions at home.

In my blog posts, I want to share my experiences with you so that you can become successful in growing various different plants and improving your home as well, even though you might still be a beginner right now.

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