Good & Bad Rutabaga Companion Plants

You want to grow rutabaga at home but are not sure what plants you should grow with them?

Then this article is exactly for you!

In fact, I will show you the best and worst rutabaga companion plants in the following chapters.

Why do I need Companion Plants for Growing Rutabaga?

Companion plants can have various positive effects on the overall growth behavior and the yield of your rutabagas.

They can keep away pests, loosen the soil, keep it moist, offer shade to your plants and attract pollinators and other useful insects.

However, you should also know that not all plants provide those helpful features to your rutabaga plants.

Some of them can also have rather negative effects on them and you should therefore make sure to study the tables regarding the best and worst rutabaga companion plants in detail.

Prepare the soil!

Good Rutabaga Companion Plants

Companion PlantWhy is it good?
PeasLoosen the soil.
BeansFix nitrogen in the soil.
OnionsKeep away aphids.
TurnipsAttract helpful insects.
BeetsReturn iron to the soil.
CarrotsCan improve the flavor of your rutabagas.
ChivesKeeps away aphids and spider mites.

Bad Rutabaga Companion Plants

Companion PlantWhy is it bad?
CabbageAttracts moths.
CauliflowersAttract harmful bugs.
MustardCompetes for nutrients with rutabagas.
BroccoliCompetes for nutrients with rutabagas.
Brussels SproutsTake away nutrients from the soil.

Best & Worst Rutabaga Companion Plants – Summary

Best Companion PlantsWorst Companion Plants
BeansBroccoli
PeasCabbage
OnionsCauliflowers
CarrotsBrussels Sprouts
BeetsMustard Greens
Chives
Turnips

What should you plant with Rutabaga?

Good companion plants for rutabagas are carrots, beans, peas, beets, onions, turnips and chives.

You should avoid planting rutabagas with brussels sprouts, cabbage, mustard greens, broccoli and cauliflower.

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