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.

Prepare the soil!

Good Pea Companion Plants

Companion PlantWhy is it good?
CornProvides shade.
CucumbersLoosen the soil.
BeansAdd nutrients to the soil.
CeleryKeeps away pests.
CarrotsLoosen the soil.
EggplantsKeep away pests.
RadishLoosens the soil.
PeppersRepel aphids and spider mites.
TomatoesAttract pollinators.
TurnipsLoosen the soil.
MintDeter pests.
CilantroEnhances the flavor of your peas.
SpinachGround cover to keep the soil moist.
LettuceGround cover to keep the soil moist.
PotatoesLoosen the soil.
ParsnipLoosen the soil.

Bad Pea Companion Plants

Companion PlantWhy is it bad?
GarlicFeeds on similar nutrients as peas.
OnionsTake away nutrients from the soil.
ShallotsFeed on similar nutrients as peas.
LeeksAttract pests.
ChivesAdversely affects growth behavior of peas.
GladioliEmits harmful elements to the soil.
ScallionEmits harmful elements to the soil.

Best & Worst Peas Companion Plants – Summary

Best Companion PlantsWorst Companion Plants
LettuceLeeks
SpinachOnions
PotatoesGarlic
ParsnipGladioli
CilantroScallion
TurnipsChives
MintShallots
Tomatoes
Peppers
Eggplant
Radishes
Carrots
Celery
Beans
Corn
Cucumbers

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.

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