Many plants can go well when planted alongside some other plants. The reason is that they do not compete for nutrients in soil, help repel pests of each other, and even improve the flavor of their companions. However, there are some plants that gardeners should avoid growing together. They are incompatible. They require different care and maintenance. If you want to harvest plenty with your garden, you must know this secret of companion planting.
In today’s post, we’re sharing 27 plants that you should not grow together. Their type varies, ranging from vegetables to herbs to fruits. They would be great help to those to have just started their gardening work. Give it a look, and you will know which rules to follow when planting a variety of plants in the same garden space. Let’s check them out!
#1 Beans vs Cauliflower, Broccoli, Kale, Chives, Garlic, Mustard, Leek
Like other plants in legume family, beans have the capacity to enrich the well-drained soil by nitrogen fixing. However, they seem to have a negative effect on vegetables from onion and cabbage families.
#2 Asparagus vs Garlic, Fennel
You should not grow fennel or garlic around asparagus. They will compete for the same nutrients in soil. For the best results, avoid planting any onion family plant around the asparagus.
#3 Carrots vs Herbs
Carrots will not grow well when grown together with herbs such as dills and celery. Don’t grow herbs on the same garden spot with carrots.
#4 Eggplants vs Black Walnuts
The eggplant yields will be affected if you grow black walnuts around eggplants.
#5 Tomatoes vs Cabbage, Corn
Tomatoes doesn not enjoy the companionship with cabbage family veggies as well as corn.
#6 Pumpkin vs Potatoes
Pumpkin does not get any benefit when planted with potatoes in the same garden space.
#7 Cucumber vs Potatoes, Herbs
Cucumbers do not enjoy the companionship of potatoes and aromatic herbs such as sage, rosemary, basil and sage.
#8 Lettuce vs Garlic, Onion
The allium family plants like garlic and onions are not good companions for lettuce. These plants seem to produce chemicals that hinders the growth of lettuce. In addition, the lettuce seems to compete with the same nutrients as the members of the Allium family.
#9 Pepper vs Fennel, Kohlrabi
Peppers do not like growing with fennel and kohlrabi.
#10 Melons vs potatoes
Melons are incompatible with potatoes although it is in the same group with the tomato.