Strawberry Companion Plants, Suitable and not suitable

Strawberry Companion Plants, Companion plants are a natural, chemical-free way to improve the overall health of your garden, and we have put together some of our favorite strawberry-compatible plants that you can help us with. Companion planting is a time – a proven technique for pairing useful plants. Like a human companion, accompanying plantings are ways of supporting each other to become the most productive plant they can be. 

Accompanying plantings help to make the best use of the garden space and help the garden to grow and prosper. 

Many plants available for companion plants

As with most permaculture plots, the sensible use of accompanying plants can help the strawberries grow and produce a good harvest. Companion plants benefit from your yields and can be harvested with an additional bonus. In addition, you can harvest more berries than you can harvest from a single strawberry plant in a conventional garden plot. With the accompanying planting we can plant different kinds of plants and harvest different kinds of berries, such as strawberries, peaches, cherries, pears, apples, oranges and even berries of different tree species. By uncompromising handling and careful planning with strawberry plants you get the best out of your garden space and at the same time help your berry plants to be successful. 

Companion plants can be planted to provide shade or to create a windbreak effect, for example by planting corn next to lettuce or even as a companion plant to a fruit tree

That is, you don’t just plant something next to a strawberry to grow it. When planting a strawberry, you have to consider what is good for the strawberry and what is not and when to plant it. 

Remember that vegetables, herbs and flowers work just as well for strawberries as they do for any other plant in the garden, even if they are different. 

Strawberry companion plants benefits

In some cases, accompanying plants can improve the health of the strawberry plant, and healthier plants mean higher quality fruit. Some gardeners believe that the proximity of borage actually improves the taste of their strawberry harvest. Borage adds traces of minerals to the soil that can promote the growth of strawberry plants. A nitrogen-rich soil is more fertile, and some gardeners have found that strawberries are much more productive, produce significantly higher yields and produce juicier fruits. 

When planting, you must take into account all aspects of your plant’s growing preferences to find the most suitable companion that suits your plant’s needs. Some companion plants need less of a certain nutrient, while their neighbors need another to thrive. 

The strawberry accompanying plants listed here are well established and have consistently proven all the advantages and disadvantages mentioned. To help you, here is a list of strawberry plants that can help or hinder any of you. 

Not suitable Strawberry companion plants

Although these plants can survive a little wilting, their presence promotes the growth of some species that are susceptible to the fungus Verticillium. Plants that are not suitable for strawberries include plants in the cabbage family that inhibit growth by competing for nutrients, and fungal species that are deadly to strawberries, such as the rhizome. The above plant can absorb the same amount of nutrients as any other strawberry plant, but not as much as other plants. This is prevented by removing the spindle-shaped branches that strawberry plants send out to establish new plants in their vicinity from which they do not need pollination or which they reproduce as soon as they appear. 

Given the many problems that can trouble a strawberry field, you will welcome companion plants that attract pollinating insects, enrich the soil, ward off harmful pests and are suitable as ground cover for strawberry tendrils. 

The purpose of this article is, however, to deal specifically with strawberry crop companions and the associated benefits. If there is a plant you like that is not listed here, and you would like to know more about, please let us know on our plant forum. Studies have examined the effects of the plant on the health of strawberries and other fruits and vegetables

Strawberry companion plants options

Borage (Borago officinali) is one of the most popular accompanying plants, along with tomatoes, and pumpkin. Borage is also considered a good accompaniment to strawberries and is an herb used for culinary purposes.  It is recommended to leave enough space to plant mint in your own pot, but it is best not to plant it too far away from other plants, as mint is a very strong scattering plant. 

Left to their own devices, strawberry plants can reproduce quickly, but their beds are quickly flooded by too many plants competing for too few nutrients, resulting in a lower harvest. If you want to use them as ground cover around blueberry bushes, they can become leggy and they may not produce as many berries as highly managed strawberry fields. The best way to think about it is to look at plants that can help you grow strawberries, not just strawberries themselves.

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