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.

Prepare the soil!

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 PlantWhy is it good?
OnionsKeep away pests.
GarlicDeters pests.
ShallotsKeep away pests.
PeasMake strawberry growing project more efficient.
BeansFix nitrogen in the soil.
BorageDeters pests and attracts beneficial insects.
ThymeKeeps away pests.
DillKeeps away pests.
SageDeters pests and attracts beneficial insects.
CorianderKeeps away pests.
CarawayKeeps away pests.
ChivesDeters pests and attracts beneficial insects.
MintDeters pests and improves the flavor of strawberries.
LettuceGood ground cover.
SpinachGood ground cover.
RadishLoosen the soil.
BeetsLoosen the soil.
NasturtiumsAttract pollinators.
MarigoldsAttract pollinators.

Bad Strawberries Companion Plants

Companion PlantWhy is it bad?
KaleFeeds on similar nutrients as strawberries.
CabbageFeeds on similar nutrients and attracts pests.
CauliflowerFeeds on similar nutrients.
Brussels SproutsFeeds on similar nutrients.
CornFeeds on similar nutrients.
EggplantSlows down the growth of strawberries.
SunflowersTake away too much sun.
PotatoesTake away nutrients from the soil.
TomatoesTake away nutrients from the soil.
PeppersTake away nutrients from the soil.

Best & Worst Strawberry Companion Plants – Summary List

Best Companion PlantsWorst Companion Plants
ShallotsCabbage
OnionsCauliflower
GarlicKale
NasturtiumBrussels Sprouts
MarigoldSunflowers
ThymeCorn
MintTomatoes
CorianderPeppers
BoragePotatoes
CarawayEggplants
Sage
Dill
Chives
Beets
Radish
Spinach
Lettuce
Beans
Peas

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.

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