Companion Plants

for Cucumbers

(and 5 to Keep Away)

Radishes make excellent cucumber companion plants as they can help deter the dreaded cucumber beetle.

1. Radish (Raphanus sativus)

Alyssum attracts beneficial insects including ladybugs who feast on aphids.

3. Sweet Alyssum  (Loublaria maritima)

Chives make a nice companion plant for cucumbers because they ward off pests and explode into beautiful, round pink flowers that attract bees and other pollinators.

5. Chives  (Allium schoenoprasum)

Edamame makes a great choice because they bring nitrogen to the soil like their pea and bean cousins.

8. Edamame, Soy Beans  (Glycine max)

It certainly goes well in the pickling process and has the added bonus of attracting beneficial insects and pollinators to the garden thanks to its large inflorescence.

10. Dill (Anethum graveolens)

Allelopathic sunflowers make an excellent companion plant for cucumber vines because their tall, strong stalks provide natural support for cucumber vines.

11. Sunflower  (Helianthus annuus)

Leafy greens like lettuce prefer cooler weather, often bolting in the heat of summer, but cucumber companion planting can help lettuce thrive in summer heat.

13. Lettuce (Lactuca sativa)

Although carrots don’t necessarily bring nutrients to the soil like legumes, they may help keep the soil permeable, similar to beets.

15. Carrot (Daucus carota)

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