Good & Bad Radicchio Companion Plants

You think about growing radicchio at home but are not sure what plants you should grow next to them? Great!

This article will be helpful to you since I show you the best and worst radicchio companion plants in the following chapters.

Why do I need Companion Plants to grow Radicchio?

Growing radicchio with companion plants can have many important advantages.

Companion plants provide shade, loosen the soil, keep it moist, keep away pests, attract pollinators and can also improve the flavor of your radicchio.

Yet, while some plants have a positive effect on the growth behavior and the yield of your radicchio, others will do more harm than good.

Hence, make sure to stick with me since I show you good and bad companion plants for radicchio in the following tables.

Good Radicchio Companion Plants

Companion PlantWhy is it good?
OnionsLoosen the soil.
StrawberriesAttract beneficial insects.
CarrotsProvide helpful minerals to the soil.
BeetsReturns manganese to the soil.
LettuceAttracts helpful insects.
RadishKeeps away harmful pests.
CucumbersLoosen the soil.
MustardKeeps away pests.
TatsoiReturns helpful elements to the soil.

Bad Radicchio Companion Plants

Companion PlantWhy is it bad?
EscaroleTakes away minerals from radicchio.
PeasAttract pests.
EndiveTakes away minerals from radicchio.
BeansTake away sunlight.

Best & Worst Radicchio Companion Plants – Summary

Best Companion PlantsWorst Companion Plants
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What should you plant with Radicchio?

Good companion plants for radicchio are carrots, beets, strawberries, tatsoi, lettuce, onions, radishes, mustard greens and cucumbers.

You should not plant radicchio next to endives, beans, peas and escaroles.

If you want to learn more about growing radicchio in general, make sure to also check out my grower’s guide on how to grow radicchio 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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