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.

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.

Prepare the soil!

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 PlantWhy is it good?
ChivesDeters carrot flies.
OnionsLoosen the soil.
GarlicDeters pests.
ShallotsDeter pests.
RosemaryKeeps away pests.
BasilKeeps away pests and attracts pollinators.
SageKeeps away pests.
LeeksKeeps away carrot flies and other pests.
AmaranthLoosens the soil and deters pests.
BeansImprove the efficiency of your growth project.
LettuceGood ground cover.
SpinachGood ground cover.
MintImproves the flavor of carrots.

Bad Carrots Companion Plants

Companion PlantWhy is it bad?
TomatoesInhibit the growth of carrots.
CornTakes away too much sunlight.
SquashTake away too many nutrients.
ParsnipsAttract pests and diseases.
DillSlows down the growth of carrots.
MelonTake away too many nutrients.
FennelAttracts pests.

Best & Worst Carrot Companion Plants – Summary List

Best Companion PlantsWorst Companion Plants
AmaranthCorn
LettuceFennel
SpinachParsnips
BeansSquash
MintMelon
BasilDill
RosemaryTomato
Sage
Leeks
Chives
Garlic
Onions
Shallots

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.

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