Planting companion plants with your peas is a smart method to control pests and diseases. Especially in the short garden, where there is not much space to grow multiple vegetables.
Some vegetables are suitable to be grown together and help each other for a good harvest.
Talking about peas, it is a cold vegetable that likes to thrive in the cold season. Peas usually do not do well when transplanted, so plant them directly in the garden. With that also plan which companion plants will help to grow them.
Let me make this simple, there are particularly two types of companion plants. One that helps to control or prevent pests and diseases, and the second helps vegetables for a better harvest.
Experience gardener’s companion vegetables that have the same soil and nutrient requirement and control, pest, and diseases from chemicals.
But, if you’re new, growing several vegetables is not recommended. You can organically control pests and diseases by suitable plant companion plants.
Below I listed companion plants for peas that you should consider growing together for a better harvest.
With that, I have also listed plants that do not grow or avoid growing along with peas. After reading this post, you’ll get a clear idea about which plant to grow with peas.
So, let’s dive into:
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Companion Plants For Peas To Prevents Pest
Pests are a major concern when growing any plant. You do not want to wake up in the morning to see how much your peas have grown and ended up seeing eaten-up leaves. These peas are hard to manage by chemicals for beginners that might also affect your harvest.
So, what to do:
Fortunately, some plants naturally repel pests and diseases.
Below are companion plants for peas to prevent pests:
Beans and peas have similar growing conditions and beans also fix nitrogen in the soil that helps nearby plants to grow.
Corn makes natural trellis for peas tendrils.
Turnips and peas are great companions. Peas fix beneficial nitrogen in the soil around turnips and turnips repel harmful pests that can damage peas.
You can grow radishes with peas. Peas are slow-growing plants, plant radishes along with fast-growing root vegetables that develop without disturbance.
Peas and carrots grow in similar conditions. Plant both vegetables in early summer to harvest in fall. Both crops thrive in cool and moist conditions and mature around 70 to 80 days.
Basil is an aromatic herb that repels pests called thrips. Thrips live in the peas, plant flowers, and eat up growing seed pods.
Spinach and lettuce
Plant spinach and lettuce with peas for a good harvest. These all are cold-weather plants that grow in fertile and moist soil. Peas fix nitrogen around the spinach and lettuce that helps them to give a better harvest.
Nitrogen that peas release into the soil improves the growth and harvest of cauliflower.
Nasturtium and Marigold
Nasturtiums and marigolds are flowering plants. These plants are so appealing to aphids. When nasturtium and marigold are planted around peas, aphids avoid peas and feast on these flowers. Plant these flowers at least 1 foot away from peas, so that aphids do not transmit.
Companion plants you should avoid planting near peas.
Never plant members of the allium family near peas. They tend to stunt the growth of peas.
Now I’d like to hear from you: which plant from today’s post are you going to try first? Or maybe, I didn’t mention your favorite companion plants for peas. Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below right now.
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