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.
Table of Contents
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.
Good Rutabaga Companion Plants
|Companion Plant||Why is it good?|
|Peas||Loosen the soil.|
|Beans||Fix nitrogen in the soil.|
|Onions||Keep away aphids.|
|Turnips||Attract helpful insects.|
|Beets||Return iron to the soil.|
|Carrots||Can improve the flavor of your rutabagas.|
|Chives||Keeps away aphids and spider mites.|
Bad Rutabaga Companion Plants
|Companion Plant||Why is it bad?|
|Cauliflowers||Attract harmful bugs.|
|Mustard||Competes for nutrients with rutabagas.|
|Broccoli||Competes for nutrients with rutabagas.|
|Brussels Sprouts||Take away nutrients from the soil.|
Best & Worst Rutabaga Companion Plants – Summary
|Best Companion Plants||Worst Companion Plants|
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.