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Celery is a popular and easy to grow vegetable for the home garden. If you are adding this crop to your vegetable garden you might be wondering what grows well with celery. In this article, we go over what are good companion plants for celery and what not to plant with celery in your garden.
Using companion planting in the garden can help keep bugs away that would normally be attracted to some crops. It can also help bring in pollinators and add beneficial nutrients to the soil. One example of companion planting with this crop is planting celery with tomatoes. When you plant celery near tomatoes it can benefit your tomato plants since celery will help keep common pests of tomato plants away.
Below are more crops you can plant with celery to help reap the benefits of companion planting.
Good Companion Plants for Celery
- Bok Choy
- Brussels Sprouts
- Swiss Chard
Beans help add nitrogen to the soil.
Bok Choy: Celery will help keep the cabbage worms away from Bok Choy growing nearby. Find what else to plant with Bok Choy here.
Broccoli is a good companion plant to grow with celery because celery will help repel the white cabbage moth which can be an issue with broccoli.
Cauliflower makes a good companion plant for celery. It will not compete for the same nutrients in the soil and it will attract beneficial insects that can help out your growing cauliflower.
Cabbage can benefit from celery as a companion plant because celery helps repel cabbage white butterflies.
Chamomile works well with companion planting for celery because it can help improve the taste of nearby celery plants when grown near it.
Chives are a good companion plant for celery because not only do they help repel harmful insects but they can also help your celery have a sweeter taste.
Cilantro is a natural bug repellent and can help keep harmful insects away from nearby growing crops. Find other good crops to grow with cilantro here.
Cosmos attract parasitic wasps which will prey on harmful insects in the garden.
Cucumbers benefit from celery’s ability to keep away whiteflies.
Garlic when used as a companion plant for celery can help make celery taste sweeter. Garlic will also help repel harmful pests in the garden.
Geraniums can help keep flea beetles away from your celery. And they can help be a trap for aphids.
Leeks, like garlic, will help celery taste sweeter and will drive away unwanted insects.
Nasturtiums and Marigolds are a great companion plants for many garden crops, celery being one of those. They help keep away many bugs and attract beneficial pollinators.
Oregano is a good companion plant for many crops in the garden, and celery is one of those. Celery will benefit from oregano’s ability to deter pests and bring in beneficial insects. It is best to use oregano in a container when using it as a companion crop.
Spinach needs the same growing conditions as celery, so they make good neighbors in the garden.
Zucchini when used as a companion crop with celery can benefit from celery’s ability to repel whiteflies.
What Not To Plant With Celery
Carrots and Parsnips will fight for the same nutrients that celery needs to thrive. Using either of these as a companion crop for celery can hurt both crops ability to thrive in the garden.
Parsley can actually attract pests that would be harmful to celery growing nearby.