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.
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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 Plant||Why is it good?|
|Eggplants||Keep away pests.|
|Lettuce||Good ground cover.|
|Leeks||Keeps away pests.|
|Cabbage||Feed on different nutrients.|
|Kale||Feed on different nutrients.|
|Cauliflowers||Don’t take away nutrients from spinach.|
|Broccoli||Doesn’t take away nutrients from spinach.|
|Brussels Sprouts||Feed on different nutrients.|
|Collard Greens||Don’t take away nutrients from spinach.|
|Kohlrabi||Feed on different nutrients.|
|Strawberries||Deter pests and attract pollinators.|
|Peas||More efficient space use.|
|Radishes||Loosen the soil and deter pests.|
|Beans||Provide shade and fix nitrogen in the soil.|
|Asparagus||Loosens the soil.|
|Nasturtiums||Keep away pests|
Bad Spinach Companion Plants
|Companion Plant||Why is it bad?|
|Corn||Takes away too much sunlight.|
|Potatoes||Take away nutrients from the soil.|
|Fennel||Emits harmful elements to the soil.|
|Sunflowers||Take away too much sunlight.|
|Pumpkins||Take away too much sunlight.|
|Melons||Take away too much sunlight.|
Best & Worst Spinach Companion Plants – Summary List
|Best Companion Plants||Worst Companion Plants|
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.