Good & Bad Pepper Companion Plants
You want to grow peppers in your garden or on your balcony and also want to know what plants to grow with peppers? Great!
This article is for you since I will show you all the good and bad pepper companion plants in the following chapters.
Why do I need Companion Plants to grow Peppers?
While you can definitely grow peppers without any other plants near them, I would still advise you to use companion planting since it can simply have many positive effects on the growth behavior as well as on the yields of your peppers.
Good companion plants can really help peppers since they can deter pests, attract pollinators, improve soil conditions and also provide shade on hot summer days.
While good companion plants can have those beneficial characteristics, bad companion plants will often do more harm than good for your peppers.
Thus, make sure to have a look at the following tables to figure out all the good pepper companion plants and also to avoid plants that might be harmful to them.
Good Pepper Companion Plants
|Companion Plant||Why is it good?|
|Carrots||Loosen the soil.|
|Beets||Loosen the soil and make growth project more efficient.|
|Cucumbers||Provide some shade.|
|Asparagus||Improves soil conditions.|
|Basil||Keeps away pests and attracts beneficial insects.|
|Mint||Deters pests and improves the flavor of peppers.|
|Oregano||Keeps away pests.|
|Marjoram||Keeps away pests.|
|Parsley||Deters pests and attracts beneficial insects.|
|Thyme||Deters pests and attracts pollinators.|
|Eggplants||Improve soil conditions.|
|Chard||Improves soil conditions.|
|Endive||Improves soil conditions.|
Bad Pepper Companion Plants
|Companion Plant||Why is it bad?|
|Corn||Takes away too much sun.|
|Fennel||Slows down the growth of peppers.|
|Sunflowers||Take away too much sun.|
|Peas||Feed on similar nutrients.|
|Brassicas (Kale, Cabbage, etc.)||Inhibit the growth of peppers.|
|Beans||Feed on similar nutrients.|
Best & Worst Pepper Companion Plants – Summary List
|Best Companion Plants||Worst Companion Plants|
What should you grow with Peppers?
You should grow peppers with basil, rosemary, thyme, marjoram, oregano, asparagus, tomatoes, cucumbers, beets, carrots, parsley, mint, chard, endive and eggplant.
Avoid growing peppers with corn, fennel, brassicas, sunflowers, peas or beans.
If you want to get more information on how to grow peppers in general, make sure to also have a look at my grower’s guide on how to grow peppers from seed to harvest step-by-step.
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.