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Companion Plants for Cucumbers

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Cucumbers growing up a trellis.

Colleen Vanderlinden

While cucumbers can prove to be a rather exuberant crop, what with all of the vining and blooming and luscious fruiting, they also play well with many other plants in your vegetable garden. Here are some ideas for the best plants to grow with cucumbers, as well as some you should avoid planting with cucumbers.

Good Companions for Cucumbers

Vegetables: Radishes, peas, beets, corn, beans, and carrots

Herbs: Dill

Flowers: Nasturtiums, sunflowers, and marigolds

Plants to Avoid Growing Near Cucumbers

Cucumbers grow poorly when planted near potatoes and sage.
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