Beets are one of those foods that you either love or hate. I personally am in the love camp. I could easily eat beets every day. I can’t even imagine a garden where I wouldn’t find a place to grow beets. Because I am such a huge fan of beets and lists, I’ve decided to combine the two into an awesome little companion planting reference. Well, I think it’s awesome, at least.
- Broccoli. Broccoli is just a quiet little neighbor for beets. It doesn’t cause any trouble.
- Mint. Don’t grow the mint in the ground next to beets. You will regret it. Mint is an invasive booger, BUT, it is amazing for clipping and using as mulch around the beets to deter pests.
- Garlic. Garlic will help with both flavor and growth of beets.
- Brussels Sprouts. Brussels Sprouts follow the same good-neighbor principal as broccoli.
- Bush Beans. This is an important distinction. Bush beans good, pole beans bad. Bush beans benefit from the amount of magnesium beets leave in the soil.
- Cabbage. Pretty much anything in the cabbage family is safe to plant near beets.
- Cauliflower. Again, good neighbors.
- Chard. Good neighbors.
- Kohlrabi. Both Kohlrabi and Beets grow better together.
- Onions. Good neighbors.
Are you in the “I heart beets” category? What do you grow them with?