10 Companion Plants To Grow With Eggplants

Home cooks trying different cuisines are making eggplant popular in American gardens. Eggplant may be as much fun to grow as to eat with its enormous violet blossoms and colorful fruits. Work well with zucchini, tomatoes, and bell peppers. Eggplant has the same issues as other plants.  

1. Marigold

Organic gardening has long used companion planting scientifically. The idea is to mimic nature. Mixed yet wonderful plants. Because a connected ecosystem functions together. All the plants, insects, and animals in a region make it more resistant to illnesses and pests.  

2. Nasturtium

Sacrifice nasturtiums are fantastic trap plants. The spicy smell attracts aphids and whiteflies. These bugs devour flowers, not eggplants! Mariagolds and nasturtiums attract predatory insects to repel pests. Fungal-resistant Nasturtiums are preferred vegetable companions.  

3. Calendula

Calendula, or ‘pot marigold’, is a bright yellow/orange flower used in medicine and cookery. These daisies attract pollinators and predators like lacewings and hoverflies to the food garden. Some data suggests calendula catches insects and protects eggplant.  

4. Borage

These blooms attract pollinators and predatory insects, increasing fruit yield and reducing pests. However, borage is best known for repelling tomato hornworms, cabbage worms, and armyworms.Bioaccumulators include boreage.  

5. Dill

An excellent companion plant is dill. Large dill umbels attract pollinators and predators. Tall yellow blossoms attract parasitic wasps, ladybugs, hoverflies, and lacewings. Aphids, spider mites, and flea beetles will decrease. Dill reportedly promotes surrounding plant g  

6. Oregano

The peppery, aromatic leaves of this Italian herb repel aphids, cabbage moths, and spider mites. When blooming, its purple flowers attract pollinators and predators. Herbal perennials grow and spread.  

7. Mint

Spearmint and peppermint repel flea beetles, aphids, spider mites, and tomato hornworms. Mint may also boost nightshade growth like eggplant. If you plant mint in the ground, be prepared to aggressively trim it back as it spreads. Or plant it in a container to prevent overgrowth.  

8. Chive

Chives may be the easiest herb to grow. They grow in eggplant neglect and shade. Chive sulfur repels aphids, which is good. When chives flower, the most stunning purple ‘puffball’ bloom attracts pollinators and predators. They may enhance plant flavor.  

9. Peas

Peas and legumes create nitrogen. This helps heavy feeder eggplants. Peas can be trellised behind eggplant to save space. Legumes and soil microbes can symbiotically interact. Air nitrogen and legume sugars are supplied by bacteria to legume roots.  

10. Garlic

Growing garlic in your garden makes sense since it's utilized in cooking. Grow garlic cloves, not seeds. Fall-sown garlic is overwintered and harvested in summer. This crop needs more preparation than others due to its long seasons.  

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