If you’re looking for 9 companion plants to grow with carrots this year, you’re in luck!
Because if you do it right, carrots are one of those crops that can literally go almost all year long. Carrots can be started super early in the spring and then planted successively all summer long and into the fall.
You can even over-winter a crop by covering it with heavy mulch in most regions. I like to start carrots throughout the growing season, so I like to have a list handy on what plants they do the best with.
It helps me to quickly decide whether to replace a crop that has run its course with a quick sowing of carrots.
Here are 9 Companion Plants to Grow With Carrots:
Tomatoes. There’s literally a whole companion planting book title Carrots Love Tomatoes. I mean, if someone can write a book about it, it must be a match made in heaven.
P.S. It’s actually a fantastic gardening book, I own it myself. Fair warning, though, some gardeners believe that while tomatoes might stunt the growth of carrots, they give them better flavor. You’ve been warned.
Leeks. Leeks repel carrot flies.
Onion. Onions deter carrot flies by masking the odor of carrots–making carrot flies think there is nothing for them.
Rosemary. Again, it mask the odor of carrots, deterring carrot flies.
Sage. Same general principal as Rosemary applies with Sage.
Chives. Chives improve the flavor of carrots AND mask their odor to deter carrot flies.
Beans. Beans don’t protect carrots or help them grow, but they make nice quiet neighbors.
Amaranth. Amaranth loosens the soil as it grows, which basically forges a path for carrots to grow.
Lettuce. Lettuce can help to loosen the soil and makes a good companion when you sow carrots in cooler weather.
So there you have it, 9 companion plants to grow woth carrots.
There are plenty of other plants that carrots are more than happy to get along with, but those are some of my favorites. Do YOU have a favorite neighbor for your carrots?
Looking for more companions to grow alongside your other vegetables? Check out my handy dandy companion growing chart HERE.