Good & Bad Kohlrabi Companion Plants
You want to grow kohlrabi in your garden or on your balcony but are not sure what plants you should grow with kohlrabi? Great!
This article is for you since I show you the best and worst kohlrabi companion plants in the following chapters.
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Why do I need Companion Plants to grow Kohlrabi?
While it is possible to grow kohlrabi without any other plants next to them, you will just not get the same results.
Good companion plants are crucial for an optimal growth behavior of your kohlrabis since they can serve as ground cover, improve soil conditions, attract pollinators, provide shade and may keep away pests and diseases.
While there are good companion plants that can significantly improve the growth behavior and the yields of your kohlrabis, there are also plants that you should never grow near your kohlrabis.
Thus, make sure to have a look at the following tables to figure out the best companion plants for your kohlrabis and also to get an idea of why those plants are beneficial for your kohlrabi growth project or not.
Good Kohlrabi Companion Plants
|Companion Plant||Why is it good?|
|Onions||Keep away pests.|
|Garlic||Deters pests and bugs.|
|Shallots||Loosen the soil.|
|Cucumbers||Provide shade to your kohlrabis.|
|Beets||Loosen the soil.|
|Cabbage||Improves soil conditions.|
|Cauliflowers||Loosen the soil.|
|Broccoli||Improves soil conditions.|
|Kale||Improves soil conditions.|
|Brussels Sprouts||Deter pests.|
|Mustard Greens||Deter aphids and spider mites.|
|Celery||Keep away pests.|
|Lettuce||Ground cover to keep the soil moist.|
|Potatoes||Loosen the soil.|
|Thyme||Enhances the flavor of your kohlrabis.|
Bad Kohlrabi Companion Plants
|Companion Plant||Why is it bad?|
|Beans||Slow down the growth of your kohlrabis|
|Tomatoes||Inhibit the growth of your kohlrabis.|
|Melons||Take away too much sunlight.|
|Pumpkins||Take away too much sunlight.|
|Sunflowers||Take away too much sunlight.|
Best & Worst Kohlrabi Companion Plants – Summary
|Best Companion Plants||Worst Companion Plants|
What should you plant with Kohlrabis?
Good companion plants for kohlrabi are brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage, onions, garlic, cauliflowers, beets, cucumbers, celery, potatoes, shallots, mustard, thyme, broccoli and lettuce.
You should not plant kohlrabis with sunflowers, beans, tomatoes, melons, pumpkins and strawberries.
I hope you enjoyed this article! If you want to learn more about growing kohlrabi, make sure to also check out my grower’s guide on how to grow kohlrabi 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.