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 PlantWhy is it good?
MarigoldsAttract pollinators and deter pests.
PetuniasAttract pollinators.
NasturtiumsAttract beneficial insects.
PeppersImprove soil conditions.
PeasMake your growth project more efficient.
SpinachGood ground cover.
LettuceGood ground cover.
AmaranthDeters pests.
PotatoesLoosen the soil.
ThymeDeter pests.
MintKeeps away pests and improves the flavor of eggplants.
GarlicDeter pests.
OnionsDeter pests.

Bad Eggplant Companion Plants

Companion PlantWhy is it bad?
BeansSlow down the growth of eggplants.
FennelEmits harmful substances to the soil.
CornTakes away too much sun.
KohlrabiFeed on similar nutrients.
TomatoesFeed on similar nutrients.
PumpkinHeavy feeders that take away too many nutrients from eggplants.
MelonHeavy feeders that take away too many nutrients from eggplants.

Best & Worst Eggplant Companion Plants – Summary List

Best Companion PlantsWorst 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.

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