Top 15 Dill Companion Plants

Turnips and Rutabagas:Turnips are white and purple and their flavor is a bit less sweet. Both are cool weather crops that are best harvested in the autumn. 

Onions:Onions and other alliums such as garlic are also welcome companions for dill. The very smell of them dissuades pests such as thrips, Japanese beetles, grubs, and wireworms.

Mustard Greens:You can grow mustard greens much like collards, with the exceptions that you can cut mustard stems all the way down to the ground, and it’s very much a cool weather crop. 

Lettuce:Lettuce is also different from most garden veggies in that it can flourish in the shade, specially in warm weather.

Kohlrabi:Kohlrabi should be harvested when the globes are small. Large globes are described as having a woody taste and are subject to cracking. 

Fruit Trees:Plants that shouldn’t be put near dill weed include caraway, fennel, and carrots. These plants are too closely related to dill and may cross-pollinate with it and stunt its growth.

Curly Kale:Kale is another vegetable that likes cool temperatures, and many gardeners claim that it’s frilly, deep blue-green leaves taste better after a frost. 

Cucumbers:Cucumbers are good companions for dill, but dill seems to be an ally of cucumbers. This is because dill attracts braconid wasps.

Corn:Corn also benefits from the parasitic wasps that are attracted to dill weed, especially if dill is allowed to flower. Like cucumbers, corn is a warm season vegetable. 

Collards: The one thing to avoid is to cut collards all the way down to the ground. Pluck off the bottom leaves instead. This allows the central bud to continue to branch and put out more leaves throughout the season. 

Cauliflower:Cauliflower is even less heat tolerant than cabbage or broccoli. It’s tricky to grow in the spring as the warming weather will cause the plant to bolt.

Cabbage:Cabbage needs lots of fertilizing, especially with potassium and nitrogen. If the soil is too acidic, you may need to add lime to make it more alkaline, as an alkaline soil helps to prevent clubroot. 

Brussels Sprouts:Brussels sprouts need their soil to be kept evenly moist. They’re heavy feeders, so use a good amount of compost and manure.

Broccoli:The soil broccoli thrives in has a pH between 6.0 and 7.5, and soil that’s a bit more alkaline deters problems like clubroot.

Asparagus:The feathery fronds of the asparagus plant resemble those of dill weed, so you might worry that they’ll cross pollinate. 

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