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 Plant||Why is it good?|
|Celery||Keeps away pests.|
|Dill||Attracts beneficial insects.|
|Chamomile||Repels pests and attracts pollinators.|
|Mint||Keep away pests.|
|Potatoes||Loosen the soil.|
|Onions||Keep away worms and other pests.|
|Garlic||Keep away aphids, beetles and other pests.|
|Rosemary||Repels pests and improves the flavor of cabbage.|
|Thyme||Keeps away worms and other pests.|
|Hyssop||Attracts pollinators like bees.|
|Lavender||Keeps away pests.|
|Sage||Keeps away aphids and other pests.|
|Nasturtiums||Deter pests and attract pollinators.|
|Buckwheat||Attracts beneficial insects.|
|Peas||Can make space use more efficient.|
|Borage||Keeps away harmful pests and insects.|
|Beets||Improve soil conditions.|
|Cilantro||Keeps away moth and other pests.|
Bad Cabbage Companion Plants
|Companion Plant||Why is it bad?|
|Tomatoes||Feed on similar nutrients.|
|Rue||Emits harmful elements to the soil.|
|Strawberries||Bad for the growth behavior of cabbage.|
|Lettuce||May inhibit the growth of cabbage.|
|Fennel||Feeds on similar nutrients.|
|Corn||Takes away too much sunlight.|
Best & Worst Cabbage Companion Plants – Summary List
|Best Companion Plants||Worst 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.