Tips from Olle Garden Bed: What Should Not Be Planted Near Cabbage

Question: What should not be planted near cabbage? I just entered my partner's planting and saw a lot of information about what should be planted near cabbage, but no information about what should not be planted. A: Welcome to the wonderful world planted by your partner! We've broken down what you shouldn't grow next to cabbage. Just keep reading to find out which plants can stay away from cabbage. The following content also has some reference value for raised garden beds.

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Don't plant these plants near cabbage

The following plants may cause problems near cabbage, from stunting to disease or pest problems. Some, such as corn, pumpkins, and pumpkins, cast too much shadow on cabbage to prevent it from thriving. Make sure the plants listed here are away from cabbage in the garden.

Beans (string beans): Beans fix nitrogen in the soil, making them excellent partners for many plants - just not cabbage. If beans are planted near cabbage, excessive nitrogen may actually be harmful to the growth of cabbage plants.

Corn (Zea maysconvar. saccharata): The problem between cabbage and corn is a problem of space and shadow. These two plants are space pigs. Whether you plant them and let cabbage or corn mature first, one plant will bring too much shadow to the other. Both crops absorb a lot of nutrients from the soil, which means they may compete too much with each other in terms of nutrients.

Foeniculum vulgare: Foeniculum vulgare should be far away from most other plants in the garden, so it can usually grow on its own.

Vitis vinifera: Grapes should not be planted near cabbage plants, because grapes actually hinder the growth of cabbage.

Lactucasativa: Lettuce plants often attract insects that trouble cabbage. In addition, cabbages planted near lettuce may be harmful to the growth and quality of lettuce.

Pepper (pepper): Pepper and cabbage have different soil requirements, so when they are planted together, it is impossible to take good care of them.

Pumpkin (calabash): Between the big leaves of the pumpkin plant and the big leaves of the cabbage, if you plant the two together, there are too many shadows to keep the plant happy.

Rue (Rutagraveolens): Rue will attract whiteflies and other pests that plague spinach. It also eats a lot of calcium and competes with cabbage for the calcium they need to thrive.

Cucumberita, summer squash and winter melon: Planting squash and cabbage together means that some plants won't get enough sunlight because they all have large leaves.

Strawberry (Fragaria xananassa): It is not recommended to plant strawberry and cabbage together, because the root will compete for space and interweave together. The two plants also have similar nutritional requirements and compete with each other for nutrients. Finally, strawberries can attract slugs, and you don't want to transfer them to your cabbage.

Tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum L.): Cabbage and tomatoes are bad flowerbeds for several reasons. One is that the root system competes for space, resulting in slow growth of tomatoes. But tomatoes will beat cabbage in the fight for nutrition. Tomatoes also attract hornworms, which chew cabbage and tomatoes.

Cucurbita pepo: Like pumpkins and pumpkins, if they are planted together, the large leaves of cabbage and zucchini plants will produce too much shadow.

You should also leave enough space between cabbage and any member of the Brassica family. All members of the Brassica family have the same nutritional needs and pest problems, which may lead to nutritional deficiencies or an increased risk of infection. For these reasons, you should not cultivate members of the Brassica family together, even though it may be tempting because they have the same care requirements. The members of the Brassica family that avoid growing next to cabbage include the following.

Sesame (alfalfa)

Chinese cabbage (Brassica lapa)

Brown mustard (Brassica)

Broccoli (Brassica, Brassica)

Brassica napus

Brussels sprouts (Brassica oleracea, variety cabbage)

Cauliflower (Brassica, grape spore varieties)

Kale (Brassica, Brassica)

Honesty (Luna)

Armoracia rusticana

Kale (Brassica, Brassica)

Kohlrabi (Brassica, Brassica)

Napa cabbage (Brassica, Beijing cuisine)

Raphanus sativus

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We suggest planting plants next to cabbages

Whoa! After such an extensive list, you might wonder what you can grow next to cabbage. The advantage of these companion plants is that they can drive away pests that like to eat cabbage or attract beneficial insects that eat pests. The following is a recommended list of cabbage companion plants.

Allium plants (such as chives, garlic, scallions or bulb onions): onions have a strong smell and can drive away many cabbage pests, including aphids, cabbage ring moths, cabbage moths, cabbage worms, flea beetles, snails, and even rabbits. You can plant chives, garlic, onions or onions on the edge of the cabbage row to maximize space savings.

Ocimumbasilicum: Basil has a pungent fragrance, which can drive away many pests that cabbage may become victims. After the threat of frost in your area has passed, plant basil around cabbage in spring. When you harvest cabbage (shortly after planting basil), cut the plant at the base below the soil line. The roots you leave behind will become nutritious organic substances in the soil to help keep basil plants healthy.

Beta vulgaris: Beta vulgaris and cabbage share a good space, attract different pests and have different nutritional needs, so they will not compete with each other in the growth process. On the contrary, beets will absorb higher nutrients in the soil, where the shallow roots of cabbage can enter. Harvest beets before harvesting beets, so that cabbage has room for expansion.

Borage (Borage): Borage is famous for attracting helpful pollinators to the garden. While attracting these gardening helpers, borage can also prevent cabbage worms and tomato worms.

Calendula (Calendula officinalis): Calendula produces an odor that can repel many pests that may infect cabbage. Most importantly, the leaves have a strong aroma, not just flowers. This means that you can cut flowers to increase the arrangement, leaving leaves that will continue to protect the cabbage in the absence of flowers.

Daucus carota: Carrots attract pests completely different from cabbage, and they also have different nutritional needs, which makes them natural choices for shared space. The long tubers of carrots absorb nutrients into the soil and then into the shallower roots of cabbage.

When you plant cabbage, the carrot sprouts grow several inches tall. Growing cabbage will provide some shade for carrots as they grow. Harvest small carrots beside cabbage and move outward as the carrots mature.

Nepetacataria: It may be a problem for cabbage plants to expel flea beetles. However, if catmint is directly planted in the field near cabbage, it will really spread and reproduce more than you want. The best way to add some cat mint to cabbage is to plant them in a container, and then place the container next to the cabbage plant.

Apium graveolens: Celery is a good partner of cabbage, because it is famous for expelling cabbage moths. The two plants also have many common characteristics, so they can be transplanted into the garden at the same time, planted together, and removed together when the weather becomes too hot. This means that you will have room to move summer crops into their space. The watering needs of the two plants are also very similar, so it is easy to take care of the two plants planted side by side. Most importantly, the cabbage moth does not like the aroma of celery and will avoid the area where celery is grown.

Chamomile (female chamomile): Chamomile fixes nutrients in the soil, which can actually improve the flavor and health of cabbage. These nutrients include calcium, potassium and sulfur.

Coriander (coriander): coriander can drive away some pests that may infect cabbage fields. It grows well together with potential cabbage partners such as basil, mint, wormwood and yarrow. Coriander will not compete with cabbage for nutrients in the soil as some plants do.

Pelargonium (Pelargonium): Pelargonium plants grown nearby can protect your cabbage from beetles and act as a trap crop for cabbage worms.

Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis): Hyssop is used to expel cabbage moth larvae and cabbage butterflies. It also attracts useful pollinating insects, such as bees and butterflies. Some gardeners said they also succeeded in using hyssop to drive out slugs.

Lamb lettuce (valerian locust): In spring, as long as you can cultivate the soil, you can plant lamb lettuce, and soon you will harvest it. In fact, once you need to transplant cabbage into the garden, you should harvest lettuce from mutton. Harvest the lamb's lettuce from around the cabbage. First, take the leaves from the plants closest to the cabbage. As the cabbage gets bigger and casts more shadow, the lamb's lettuce plant will be shaded.

Tagetes: In spring and autumn, plant tagetes around cabbage. Their aroma can drive away many pests, including aphids, cabbage moths, Japanese beetles, nematodes and whiteflies. What's more, cheerful flowers also attract helpful insects. These range from pollinators to parasitic pest species such as wasps.

Mint (Mentha haplocalyx): Mentha haplocalyx helps prevent many garden pests, which may be a problem in cabbage fields. But it propagates so fast that it is almost an invasive plant. Control mint by planting it in containers rather than directly under the ground, and then place the container near cabbage.

Tropaeolum: Tropaeolum is used as a trapping crop to attract caterpillars, otherwise these caterpillars will enter your cabbage. At the same time, they attract useful insects such as pollinators.

Origanum vulgare: Both oregano and cabbage thrive in the cold autumn weather. The strong smell of oregano drives away some pests that would have bothered cabbage crops.

Parsley (Petroselinum crispum): Parsley attracts beneficial insects, which prey on garden pests that may cause problems for cabbage plants.

Pastinacasativa: Like carrots, parsnips pull nutrients from the depths of the soil to the top, where they feed cabbage with shallower roots.

Pisumsativum: The pea plant will provide some shade for cabbage to welcome guests. Peas also fix nitrogen in the soil, which is necessary for cabbage plants to thrive. You can plant peas for harvesting or use them as mulch crops, either way, your cabbage will get beneficial nitrogen.

Solanum tuberosum: When potatoes are planted near cabbage, the taste of harvested potatoes will be improved.

Rhubarb (Rheum barbarum): Rhubarb can resist whitefly and cabbage worms, so it is planted beside cabbage to alleviate these garden pests.

Rosemary (rosemary): Rosemary can prevent cabbage moths and actually improve the taste of cabbage grown as a companion. This is because rosemary adds calcium, potassium and sulfur to the soil to make cabbage healthier and more delicious.

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Salvia (Salvia): Like some other aromatic herbs on this list, the scent of Salvia can drive away cabbage moths, carrot flies and flea beetles.

Spinach (Spinaciaoleracea): Planting spinach and cabbage together allows you to get some cutting and reaping from spinach before planting cabbage. These plants also grow very close, making these companions become real space savers in the garden. As cabbage grows, spinach becomes more mature and continues to provide cutting and harvesting. First, harvest the spinach closest to the cabbage. As the cabbage expands to provide more shadow, it will become too cool for the nearby spinach plants.

Swiss sugar beet (Betavulgaris subsp. vulgaris): Swiss sugar beet and cabbage will not compete for the underground space above the ground where plants grow or where roots seek nutrition. This combination saves space in the garden without bringing competition to any plant.

Tanacetum vulgare: Aiju is not particularly good for your cabbage, but vice versa. It is good for your chrysanthemum to grow beside cabbage.

Thymus vulgaris: The fragrance of thyme is famous for expelling cabbage moths, making it a perfect companion for cabbage in the garden. Plant thyme on the edge of the garden beds and place the cabbage in the center. When cabbage is harvested and disappears, thyme still has much time to grow.

Wormwood (mugwort): wormwood is an excellent natural insect repellent, which can drive away cabbage, cabbage maggots, cabbage worms, flea beetles and snails.

Achillea milllefolium: The smell of Achillea milllefolium repels cabbage moths. At the same time, it attracts useful insects such as lace wings.

Of course, not all possible plant pairs are listed here. Keep in mind that the plants we suggest you plant near cabbage can provide some benefit, from pest control to providing afternoon shade. Plants that can grow well next to cabbage but do not provide any specific benefit are not listed. Just make sure to avoid the plants we list as bad companions for cabbage, and you will soon reap many of those handsome heads.