Good & Bad Strawberry Companion Plants
You want to know what plants to grow with strawberries? Great!
This article is exactly for you since I will show you the best and worst strawberry companion plants in the following chapters.
Why do I need Companion Plants to grow Strawberries?
While you could grow strawberries alone, I would not advise you to do so since you will miss out on many opportunities that come along with growing strawberries with the right companion plants.
Not only will companion planting make your gardening project more efficient, but good companion plants can also improve soil conditions, provide shade, deter pests and attract pollinators.
In turn, your strawberries will grow much better and also your yields tend to be higher.
Yet, don’t expect all plants to have those beneficial effects on your strawberries.
There are also plants you should never grow with strawberries.
Hence, make sure to have a look at the following tables to figure out the best companion plants for strawberries and to get additional information on why they are good for them as well.
Good Strawberry Companion Plants
|Companion Plant||Why is it good?|
|Onions||Keep away pests.|
|Shallots||Keep away pests.|
|Peas||Make strawberry growing project more efficient.|
|Beans||Fix nitrogen in the soil.|
|Borage||Deters pests and attracts beneficial insects.|
|Thyme||Keeps away pests.|
|Dill||Keeps away pests.|
|Sage||Deters pests and attracts beneficial insects.|
|Coriander||Keeps away pests.|
|Caraway||Keeps away pests.|
|Chives||Deters pests and attracts beneficial insects.|
|Mint||Deters pests and improves the flavor of strawberries.|
|Lettuce||Good ground cover.|
|Spinach||Good ground cover.|
|Radish||Loosen the soil.|
|Beets||Loosen the soil.|
Bad Strawberries Companion Plants
|Companion Plant||Why is it bad?|
|Kale||Feeds on similar nutrients as strawberries.|
|Cabbage||Feeds on similar nutrients and attracts pests.|
|Cauliflower||Feeds on similar nutrients.|
|Brussels Sprouts||Feeds on similar nutrients.|
|Corn||Feeds on similar nutrients.|
|Eggplant||Slows down the growth of strawberries.|
|Sunflowers||Take away too much sun.|
|Potatoes||Take away nutrients from the soil.|
|Tomatoes||Take away nutrients from the soil.|
|Peppers||Take away nutrients from the soil.|
Best & Worst Strawberry Companion Plants – Summary List
|Best Companion Plants||Worst Companion Plants|
What should you grow with Strawberries?
You should grow strawberries with nasturtiums, marigolds, dill, mint, sage, borage, caraway, chives, beans, peas, lettuce, spinach, beets, onions, garlic, shallots, radishes, coriander and thyme.
You should not grow strawberries with corn, sunflowers, peppers, tomatoes, eggplants, potatoes, kale, brussels sprouts, cauliflower and cabbage.
If you want to learn more about growing strawberries, make sure to also have a look at my grower’s guide on how to grow strawberries 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.