There’s nothing like vegetable gardening for cooking with fresh vegetables and herbs. If you’re a cook and a gardener, you’ve probably done some research about vegetable gardening and what to grow for the best flavors and results. So why not take advantage of plants that do well when they grow together?
Strategic planting might cut down on insects, diseases and weeds. But do you realize that there are also vegetable plants that should NOT be planted close together? There’s actually an entire list of vegetables that don’t make good planting partners. Here’s what you need to know.
Vegetable Gardening: Plants That Don’t Grow Well Together
When planting beans, don’t plant them near garlic or onions.
Never plant turnips and potatoes next to each other.
Don’t plant cabbage next to tomatoes or strawberries.
For tomatoes, don’t plant them adjacent to fennel, potatoes, cabbage, or cauliflower.
The only thing you really shouldn’t plant next to carrots is the herb dill.
Don’t plant your squash next to your tomatoes. They’re not friends.
Corn and tomatoes should not be planted together.
Don’t plant cucumbers next to sage or potatoes.
Your peas will be better off when not planted next to garlic, onions, or leeks.
For best results with radishes, plant them farther away from cabbage.
Beans and peas should not be planted near your onions.
Potatoes are super easy to grow — unless you plant them near tomatoes, squash, or pumpkins. Grow potatoes in their own area of your garden for best results.
If you’re planting peppers this year, keep them planted away from kohlrabi. Now that you have this list down, you can move onto planting your flower garden!