Good & Bad Spinach Companion Plants

You consider planting spinach at home but are not sure what plants to grow with spinach?

Make sure to read this article since I show you the best and worst spinach companion plants in the following chapters.

Why do I need Companion Plants for growing Spinach?

You may wonder why you actually need companion plants to grow spinach.

The truth is, you don’t!

Yet, your spinach plants will likely grow much better and you can also use your space much more efficiently by growing spinach with the right plants.

Good companion plants can improve soil conditions, provide shade, serve as ground cover and can also deter all sorts of pests from your spinach.

Yet, don’t expect that all plants will have those beneficial characteristics.

There are also plants that you should never grow with spinach.

Consequently, make sure to have a look at all the good and bad spinach companion plants so that you know what to grow with spinach and also why.

Good Spinach Companion Plants

Companion PlantWhy is it good?
EggplantsKeep away pests.
LettuceGood ground cover.
LeeksKeeps away pests.
CabbageFeed on different nutrients.
KaleFeed on different nutrients.
CauliflowersDon’t take away nutrients from spinach.
BroccoliDoesn’t take away nutrients from spinach.
Brussels SproutsFeed on different nutrients.
Collard GreensDon’t take away nutrients from spinach.
KohlrabiFeed on different nutrients.
StrawberriesDeter pests and attract pollinators.
PeasMore efficient space use.
RadishesLoosen the soil and deter pests.
BeansProvide shade and fix nitrogen in the soil.
AsparagusLoosens the soil.
NasturtiumsKeep away pests
MarigoldsAttract pollinators.
PetuniasAttract pollinators.

Bad Spinach Companion Plants

Companion PlantWhy is it bad?
CornTakes away too much sunlight.
PotatoesTake away nutrients from the soil.
FennelEmits harmful elements to the soil.
SunflowersTake away too much sunlight.
PumpkinsTake away too much sunlight.
MelonsTake away too much sunlight.

Best & Worst Spinach Companion Plants – Summary List

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

Good companion plants for spinach are cabbage, kale, cauliflower, collard greens, eggplants, leeks, lettuce, brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, asparagus, strawberries, radish, beans, peas, nasturtiums, petunias and marigolds.

Avoid planting spinach near sunflowers, fennel, pumpkins, melons, corn and potatoes.

If you want to learn more about how to grow spinach in general, make sure to also have a look at my grower’s guide on how to grow spinach 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.

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