Some of the best companion plant for strawberries are listed below. Planting just strawberries are great alone but if you want the flavor to be enhanced for sweeter, protection, and production you might want to plant some best companion plants for strawberries to help each other.
You want to plant some that will deter some pests and insects. Attract some beneficial bugs and insects to your strawberry patch as well. Then you want to plant some that will enhance the taste of the strawberries too. Or how about shading them when it’s hot?
Best Companion Plant for Strawberries
We all know that companion plant like marigolds around will attract some bugs away from your vegetable plants. However, the French marigold holds up better.
French Marigolds hold up best when it comes to repelling white flies, repelling root-knot nematodes, and keeping rabbits away. Not only that they look pretty in our patch.
Borage attracts pollinators to your patch and will also attract predators that will take care of the bad insects or bugs in your strawberry patch. It prevents diseases and improves the flavor of the strawberries.
You will love the flavors of the strawberries.
Lupine improves soil fertility. Soil is good for better-growing crops. It’s like beans that provide nitrogen to the soil, and it also repels pets.
They look very pretty as well.
Nasturtium big bush vine growers. Best to plant these on each corner of your patch or raised beds. This beauty repels whiteflies, aphids, and various types of beetles.
It also attracts beneficial insects and repels pests. Plus, its flowers are edible. Added them to your salad or desserts.
Dill is great with almost anything food. Some people use it for everything. they just like them for garnish and look as if there are specks of greenery in their food.
It attracts predatory insects and repels pests. Let it bolt for seeds and it will attract beneficial bugs.
Cilantro same as dill when let it bolt it attracts beneficial bugs like ladybirds (ladybugs). When you do you can see the life cycle evolving right before your eyes. It’s a rare sight when you do.
Also attracts predatory insects and repels pests. Great for attracting pollinators as well. All in one good herb to plant to use and repels. Same as dill, it’s a taller plant so it will shade your strawberry when it’s hot.
Sage repels pest and improve fruit flavor. It’s one of those plants that doesn’t mind a little soggy soil. It also keeps the slimy slugs away from your strawberries. A very good thing to have. If you would like your strawberries first before the slugs get to them.
Holy Basil (Tulsi) and other basil are very pungent in my opinion. Takes a while to get used to the fragrance especially Tulsi. This strong fragrance herb repels pest, improve growth, and attracts beneficial insects and pollinators as well. Makes great tea too.
Chive repels pests and attracts pollinators. Chives are a perennial herb so it might be best to plant them a foot apart from the strawberries. ￼
Other Vegetables/Herbs for Companion with Strawberry
Lettuce, Spinach provides shade especially if you have a small area or raised bed. These are short vegetables that when you start your strawberry crowns with these transplants by the time you harvest these the strawberries are strong enough on their own.
Garlic and scallions grow tall and have small roots however it also expands in the soil which helps with irrigations providing oxygen into the soil to help with strawberry yields and repel pests.
The pungent smell of these two keeps away strawberry spider mites, aphids, beetles, rodents, and deer.
Rhubarb will grow tall and have huge leaves that will help with shade. Strawberries can be planted on a foot surrounding the rhubarb if desired. ￼
Radish, broccoli, bush beans, and asparagus. ￼
Purslane is known to many as a weed, but it’s edible and as a grown cover it keeps the ground cool during the summer.
Carrots improve the soil as it grows it loosens the soil and make it soft and manageable. It will contribute to max yield. ￼
Beets too like carrots also improve soil conditions. ￼
What Not to Plant
Strawberries are prone to a disease called verticillium which these plants are known to do. Verticillium is a soil fungus that you don’t want in your soil when planting strawberries. One thing to do is be mindful and use companion-friendly plants.
Strawberries are easy to grow, and they are resilient on their own but if you plant them with loving neighbors they will thrive. Companion planting for strawberries is ideal because they help other vegetables and herbs to pollinate attracts beneficial bugs and insects, and improve soil quality, yields, and most importantly, flavor.
You can use what you have on hand as I do. Or try and experiment on your own and let me know how it went for you.
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