Good & Bad Radish Companion Plants
You want to grow radish on your balcony or in your garden and want to know what plants to grow with radish? Good news!
I show you the best and worst radish companion plants in the following chapters so that you can better decide what you want to grow with radish and what plants you should avoid at all costs.
Why do I need Companion Plants for growing Radishes?
While it is possible to grow radish alone, there are still many benefits to growing it with the right companion plants.
Good companion plants can improve the yields and the overall growth behavior of radish since they can deter pests, attract pollinators, provide shade, improve soil conditions and also enhance the flavor of your radishes.
Yet, while good companion plants can have those beneficial effects on your radish, bad companion plants can have the opposite effect.
Consequently, make sure to have a look at the following tables to figure out all the good and bad radish companion plants and also why those plants are beneficial or harmful to your radishes.
Good Radish Companion Plants
|Companion Plant||Why is it good?|
|Spinach||Good ground cover to keep the soil moist.|
|Lettuce||Good ground cover.|
|Peas||Improve soil conditions.|
|Mint||Repels pests and improves the flavor of radish.|
|Parsnips||Attracts beneficial insects.|
|Chervil||Keeps away aphids and other pests.|
|Dill||Attracts beneficial insects.|
|Peppers||Keep away pests.|
|Tomatoes||Improve soil conditions.|
|Onions||Keep away pests.|
|Shallots||Keep away pests.|
|Brassicas (Kale, Cabbage, Broccoli, etc.)||Improve soil conditions.|
Bad Radish Companion Plants
|Companion Plant||Why is it bad?|
|Melons||Take away too much sunlight.|
|Pumpkin||Takes away too much sunlight.|
|Corn||Takes away too much sunlight.|
|Sunflowers||Take away too much sunlight.|
|Hyssop||Can inhibit the growth of radish.|
|Potatoes||Feed on similar nutrients.|
|Kohlrabi||Feeds on similar nutrients.|
|Turnips||Slow down the growth of radishes.|
Best & Worst Radish Companion Plants – Summary List
|Best Companion Plants||Worst Companion Plants|
What should you plant with Radishes?
You should plant radish with cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, spinach, parsnips, peas, beans, dill, mint, oregano, chervil, peppers, onions, shallots, garlic, nasturtiums, marigolds, petunias and brassicas.
Never grow radish with pumpkin, melon, sunflowers, hyssop, kohlrabi, turnips, potatoes or corn.
If you want to learn more about growing radish in general, make sure to also have a look at my grower’s guide on how to grow radish 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.