Good & Bad Rhubarb Companion Plants
You want to grow rhubarb at home but are not sure what plants you should grow with your rhubarb?
Then this article is exactly for you since I show you the best and worst rhubarb companion plants in the following chapters.
Why do I need Companion Plants to grow Rhubarb?
While you could also grow your rhubarbs without companion plants, there are still many advantages that you get from planting the right companion plants next to your rhubarb.
Companion plants are great since they can improve the growth behavior of your rhubarb in many different ways.
For instance, good companion plants attract pollinators, loosen the soil, serve as a ground cover, deter pests, provide shade and can also improve the taste of your rhubarbs.
While good companion plants can have many positive effects on your rhubarbs, the opposite is true for bad companion plants since they can do much more harm than good by attracting pests and other unwanted things.
Thus, make sure to check out the following tables to find the best companion plants for your rhubarb growth project.
Good Rhubarb Companion Plants
|Companion Plant||Why is it good?|
|Garlic||Keeps away weevils from your rhubarb.|
|Onions||Keep away leaf beetles.|
|Kale||Keeps away whiteflies and other pests.|
|Broccoli||Keeps away whiteflies and other pests.|
|Cabbage||Keeps away whiteflies and other pests.|
|Cauliflower||Keeps away whiteflies and other pests.|
|Strawberries||Ground cover to preserve moisture.|
|Turnips||Keeps away pests.|
Bad Rhubarb Companion Plants
|Companion Plant||Why is it bad?|
|Melons||Take away sun from your rhubarb.|
|Pumpkins||Take away sun from your rhubarb.|
|Cucumbers||Take away nutrients from the soil.|
Best & Worst Rhubarb Companion Plants – Summary
|Best Companion Plants||Worst Companion Plants|
What should you plant with Rhubarb?
Good companion plants for rhubarb are kale, turnips, cabbage, broccoli, beans, strawberries, onions, garlic and cauliflowers.
You should not plant melons, pumpkins, dock, cucumbers and tomatoes with rhubarb since those plants can do more harm than good to your rhubarb.
If you want to learn more about growing rhubarb in general, make sure to also have a look at my grower’s guide that shows you how to grow rhubarb 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.