Kale Companion Plants: What Not To Plant With Kale?
Plants like lettuce, cabbage, and broccoli are all great companions for kale. They provide a good amount of nutrition and they do not require much care. However, if you want to grow your own salad greens or other leafy vegetables then these plants will work well too! You can read more about how to grow your own greens here.
Cucumbers, melons, pumpkins, tomatoes and peppers are all excellent companions for kale. These produce fruits and vegetables that taste delicious when eaten raw or cooked. Cucumbers are especially good because they have a mild flavor and they don’t need to be peeled before eating. Melons are another favorite companion plant for kale since it produces large quantities of sweet fleshy fruit which make a wonderful side dish or snack!
Tomatoes and peppers are both very nutritious. Both produce a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables.
Switzerland Chard (Brassicas spp.) Are Excellent Companions For Kale!
Swiss chard is one of the best companion plants for kale. Swiss chard grows fast, so it can easily compete with kale for space in your garden. Swiss chard flowers profusely making them easy to harvest as well as adding color to your garden! It also grows well in containers, so you can grow it on your patio.
Are There Any Kale Companion Herbs?
Kale, like most leafy green vegetables, does not provide a lot of nutrients for beneficial insects looking to lay eggs or sustain a population. Marigolds are a common garden flower that can attract predatory insects and repel harmful ones.
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