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Dill is a very useful herb in the kitchen and in the garden. Dill can be used in companion planting to help bring in pollinators to the garden and beneficial insects. It can also repel harmful pests from nearby crops. In this article, we will go over what are good companion plants for dill and what you should not plant with dill in the garden.
Good Companion Plants For Dill
Asparagus benefits from dill being nearby due to it attracting ladybugs and lacewings that can help control harmful insects.
Celery and Corn will benefit as companion plants for dill because dill can attract pollinators to the garden.
Cucumbers make a good companion plant with dill because dill will attract beneficial insects that will help control the population of harmful insects.
Lettuce benefits from being a companion plant with dill due to dill repelling pests that will feed on growing lettuce.
Onions, Chives, and Garlic all repel aphids. Aphids can be a problem for dill plants, so by using these as a companion crop with dill you can help keep these pests away.
What Not To Grow With Dill In The Garden
- Bell Peppers
- Brussels Sprouts
- Hot Peppers
Brussels Sprouts are susceptible to cabbage worms. Dill attracts these pests and you should plant dill and Brussels sprouts in different parts of the garden instead of next to each other. Many sources say that it is ok to plant dill near members of the Brassica family, but it’s not worth the risk of getting your crops infested with cabbage worms and moths. Use dill as a trap crop away from your Brassica crops. Find what to plant with Brussels sprouts here.
Carrots can have their growth stunted by Dill if used as a companion crop for dill. Carrots are also a crop that has the potential to cross-pollinate with dill, this will result in bad-tasting carrots.
Cilantro is another plant that can cross-pollinate with dill. This can cause issues if you were wanting your dill or cilantro to self-seed or collect seeds for the following seasons. Find good crops to plant with cilantro here.
Broccoli, Cabbage, and Cauliflower are also susceptible to cabbage worms and like Brussels sprouts should not be planted with dill.
Fennel should always be grown by itself as it doesn’t make a good companion for dill because it can actually cross pollinate with dill which causes both to have bad taste.
Tomatoes: Dill is not a good companion plant for tomatoes. Once dill flowers it attracts wasps that can lay the tomato hornworm, which can be detrimental to a tomato plant. Instead, use dill as a trap crop away from your tomatoes to keep the wasps away from your tomato plants. Also once dill has gone to seed it can stunt the growth of tomatoes.