Good & Bad Carrot Companion Plants
You want to grow carrots and home and want to know what plants to grow with carrots? Great!
This article is for you since I show you all the good and bad carrot companion plants in the following article.
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Why do I need Companion Plants to grow Carrots?
While it is possible to grow carrots without any other plants near them, you would still miss out on various benefits that come along with companion planting and you would also not use your space as efficiently as possible.
Good companion plants are great since they can provide shade, loosen the soil, attract pollinators and deter pests.
In turn, your carrots will grow in a better manner and your yields will also likely be higher as well.
Please note that not all plants will have those beneficial characteristics.
In fact, there are also plants you should never plant near carrots.
Thus, make sure to check out the best and worst carrot companion plants in the following chapters so that you know what you should grow with carrots and also why.
Good Carrots Companion Plants
|Companion Plant||Why is it good?|
|Chives||Deters carrot flies.|
|Onions||Loosen the soil.|
|Rosemary||Keeps away pests.|
|Basil||Keeps away pests and attracts pollinators.|
|Sage||Keeps away pests.|
|Leeks||Keeps away carrot flies and other pests.|
|Amaranth||Loosens the soil and deters pests.|
|Beans||Improve the efficiency of your growth project.|
|Lettuce||Good ground cover.|
|Spinach||Good ground cover.|
|Mint||Improves the flavor of carrots.|
Bad Carrots Companion Plants
|Companion Plant||Why is it bad?|
|Tomatoes||Inhibit the growth of carrots.|
|Corn||Takes away too much sunlight.|
|Squash||Take away too many nutrients.|
|Parsnips||Attract pests and diseases.|
|Dill||Slows down the growth of carrots.|
|Melon||Take away too many nutrients.|
Best & Worst Carrot Companion Plants – Summary List
|Best Companion Plants||Worst Companion Plants|
What should you plant with Carrots?
You should plant carrots with rosemary, sage, basil, onions, garlic, shallots, chives, leeks, mint, spinach, lettuce, amaranth and beans.
Never grow carrots with squash, melons, corn, dill, parsnips, tomatoes or fennel.
If you want to know more about growing carrots in general, make sure to also have a look at my grower’s guide on how to grow carrots 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.