Good & Bad Eggplant Companion Plants
You want to grow eggplants at home but are not sure what to grow with eggplants? Great!
Stick with me since I show you all the good and bad eggplant companion plants in the following chapters!
Why do I need Companion Plants to grow Eggplants?
While it is definitely possible to grow eggplants alone, you would still miss out on many positive effects good companion plants can have on your eggplants.
For instance, good companion plants can loosen the soil, keep it moist, deter pests, attract pollinators and can therefore improve the overall growth behavior of eggplants better in general.
While good companion plants can have those positive effects, there are also plants you should never grow with eggplants.
Hence, make sure to have a look at the following tables to figure out the best companion plants for your eggplants and also why they are beneficial to them.
Good Eggplant Companion Plants
|Companion Plant||Why is it good?|
|Marigolds||Attract pollinators and deter pests.|
|Nasturtiums||Attract beneficial insects.|
|Peppers||Improve soil conditions.|
|Peas||Make your growth project more efficient.|
|Spinach||Good ground cover.|
|Lettuce||Good ground cover.|
|Potatoes||Loosen the soil.|
|Mint||Keeps away pests and improves the flavor of eggplants.|
Bad Eggplant Companion Plants
|Companion Plant||Why is it bad?|
|Beans||Slow down the growth of eggplants.|
|Fennel||Emits harmful substances to the soil.|
|Corn||Takes away too much sun.|
|Kohlrabi||Feed on similar nutrients.|
|Tomatoes||Feed on similar nutrients.|
|Pumpkin||Heavy feeders that take away too many nutrients from eggplants.|
|Melon||Heavy feeders that take away too many nutrients from eggplants.|
Best & Worst Eggplant Companion Plants – Summary List
|Best Companion Plants||Worst Companion Plants|
What should you plant with Eggplants?
You should grow eggplants with nasturtiums, marigolds, petunias, mint, estragon, thyme, onions, garlic, lettuce, spinach, peppers, amaranth or peas.
Avoid planting eggplants with corn, pumpkins, melons, fennel, kohlrabi, beans or tomatoes.
Now that you know what plants to grow with eggplants, you may also want to check out my grower’s guide on how to grow eggplants 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.