Good & Bad Pea Companion Plants
You think about growing peas at home but are not sure what plants you should grow with peas?
Great! This article is exactly for you since I show you the best and worst peas companion plants in the following chapters.
Why do I need Companion Plants to grow Peas?
The right companion plants can have significant positive effects on the yield and the overall growth behavior of your peas.
Among others, good companion plants loosen the soil, serve as a ground cover, attract pollinators, deter pests, provide shade and may also be able to improve the taste of your peas.
However, don’t get the idea that all plants provide those helpful characteristics.
In fact, there are also plants you should never grow near peas.
Hence, make sure to check out all good and bad companion plants for your peas in the following tables.
Good Pea Companion Plants
|Companion Plant||Why is it good?|
|Cucumbers||Loosen the soil.|
|Beans||Add nutrients to the soil.|
|Celery||Keeps away pests.|
|Carrots||Loosen the soil.|
|Eggplants||Keep away pests.|
|Radish||Loosens the soil.|
|Peppers||Repel aphids and spider mites.|
|Turnips||Loosen the soil.|
|Cilantro||Enhances the flavor of your peas.|
|Spinach||Ground cover to keep the soil moist.|
|Lettuce||Ground cover to keep the soil moist.|
|Potatoes||Loosen the soil.|
|Parsnip||Loosen the soil.|
Bad Pea Companion Plants
|Companion Plant||Why is it bad?|
|Garlic||Feeds on similar nutrients as peas.|
|Onions||Take away nutrients from the soil.|
|Shallots||Feed on similar nutrients as peas.|
|Chives||Adversely affects growth behavior of peas.|
|Gladioli||Emits harmful elements to the soil.|
|Scallion||Emits harmful elements to the soil.|
Best & Worst Peas Companion Plants – Summary
|Best Companion Plants||Worst Companion Plants|
What should you plant with Peas?
Good companion plants for peas are potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, celery, beans, carrots, radish, eggplants, peppers, mint, turnips, cilantro, parsnip, lettuce and spinach.
You should not plant peas with chives, scallion, shallots, gladioli, onions, leeks and garlic.
You want to learn more about growing peas in general? Make sure to also check out my grower’s guide about how to grow peas 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.