This guide covers everything you need to know about cucumber companion plants, including which plants to use, which ones to avoid, and how to give your plants the best chance of producing a good cucumber crop.
If you grow your own cucumbers – or are planning to start doing so – you will naturally want to maximise your cucumber harvest. Whether you have lots of space to grow vegetables, or are limited to growing in pots, it makes sense to do everything you can to keep your plants happy and productive.
This is where companion planting can make all the difference.
Companion planting, or companion gardening, is all about growing different varieties of plants alongside each other to provide a symbiotic relationship that delivers mutual benefit. Some combinations of plants can work together to keep each other healthy. This works for ornamental plants such as lavender and edible fruit and vegetable plants.
The benefits that the right companion plants can offer each other include:
As well as helping your plants to thrive, companion planting vegetables is a very natural way to keep your garden healthy. It can reduce or even eliminate the need for chemical products, so it’s ideal for organic gardening and sustainable gardening. And of course, companion planting is also pretty low-effort, because it reduces the amount of maintenance your plants need.
The list of plants that are suitable for companion plantings is pretty long. The focus is usually on fruit and vegetable garden plants, but the concept is just as relevant for other plants too.
In this post we’re going to concentrate on cucumber companion plants.
Cucumbers (scientific name Cucumis sativus) are an easy crop to grow, which makes them ideal for beginner gardeners. You canRead more on growingfamily.co.uk