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Best and Worst Companion Plants for Garlic


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In general, garlic is one of those plants that you should plant throughout your garden to help naturally deter pests. It actually accumulates sulfur, which is a naturally-occurring fungicide that will help protect your plants from diseases. Garlic also helps repel insects such as aphids. Below are the best and worst companion plants for garlic.

Best Companion Plants for Garlic

Garlic helps the plants listed below grow better. Because garlic isn't overly picky about where it is planted (as long as it is in full sun), it works in a variety of situations.

  • Fruit trees (all)
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Eggplant
  • Potatoes
  • Cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Carrots

Worst Companion Plants for Garlic

Garlic and its allium relatives seem to stunt the growth of certain crops. Avoid planting garlic near the vegetables listed below.

  • Beans
  • Peas

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