Companion Plants for Cabbages

Companion planting is sometimes dismissed by some as an old wives tale.  But this technique has already been time-tested and has been used since ancient times.

What Companion Planting Is

It is a technique or planting method wherein growers combine two or more crops along with the main crop to derive cultural benefits.  Some of these benefits include pest control and a more productive yield.

It is the best non-chemical approach to control pests as it is does not harm the environment, do not expose growers to pesticides and most of all, gives consumers pesticide-free produce.

The Best Companion for Cabbages

Most cabbage farmers use pesticides to control pests.  This might be because of lack of information on what specific companion plants to grow with cabbages.

Two of the best companion plants of cabbage are tomato and garlic.  Planting these around cabbage plants may ward off diamondback moth, cutworms, and hellula which, if left untreated, may considerably cut the yield of farmers.

What traits should you look for when choosing other companion plants for your cabbage?

You should look for plants that have a strong aroma and taste to repel pests.  It should, of course, should not have the same common pests as those of cabbages.

The companion plants must not compete for space and nutrients, but instead must enjoy mutual benefits.

Other companion plants for cabbage include celery, onions, dill, chamomile and potatoes.  These crops have been proven to improve the growth and health of cabbage, ward off aphids and cabbage worms.

On the other hand, cabbage plants do not get along with tomatoes, peppers, strawberries, grapes and eggplants.

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2 Responses to “Companion Plants for Cabbages”

  1. SP says:

    Is tomato a companion crop or not? Contradictory statements in the article above…

    Two of the best companion plants of cabbage are tomato and garlic.

    On the other hand, cabbage plants do not get along with tomatoes

  2. cdd says:

    Probably mean potatoes, so no.

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