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Though cucumber and basil might sound like the beginnings of a refreshing drink, seasoned gardeners find that the vegetable does not grow well near aromatic herbs like basil, rosemary, sage, and marjoram. Herbs with strong scents and flavors tend to have an impact on the taste of the growing cucumber. One herb it does like, though: Dill, which attracts beneficial insects like hoverflies and predatory wasps.
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