Companion Plants for Garlic

Garlic is an excellent non-toxic pesticide and fungicide for the garden that work effectively to protect your plants from pests and diseases. Aphids, ants, beetles, borers, caterpillars, termites, white flies, slugs and thrips are some of the pests that can be suitably controlled using garlic which accumulates sulfur.

Garlic Companion Plants
Garlic Companion Plants

Garlic Companion Planting

The companion planting means co-planting and growing different plants together with benefits to both. Garlic is a friendly plant to many other plants. Growing garlic with other plants will work to effectively repel the harmful insects or pests while retaining beneficial ones, thus keeping the soil healthy.

How to grow garlic
The garlic plants like chives, onions plants emit an odour that mixes with the smell of desirable plants and confuses the insect pests and deter them. So garlic can be planted throughout your garden to help naturally deter pests.

Garlic plants near your roses can repel aphids which frequently attack the plant. Garlic releases sulphur that is said to improve the scent of roses.
Garlic planted with tomatoes will prevent red spider mites from attacking tomatoes.
Plant garlic near fruit trees like apple or peach to repel fruit borers.
Garlic if grown near cabbages, can reduce infestations by the diamond back moth.

Best Companion Plants for Garlic

Following is a list of plants that are benefited if planted together with garlic.

Vegetables

Broccoli

Cabbage

Carrots

Cauliflower

Eggplant (how to grow eggplants)

Kale (how to grow kale)

Kohlrabi

Parsnip

Peppers (how to grow chilies)

Potatoes (how to grow potatoes)

Rosemary

Tomatoes (how to grow tomatoes from seeds)







Fruits
Apricot
Cherry
Mulberry
Peach
Pear
Raspberry

Flowers
Rose (how to grow roses from cuttings)

Worst Companion Plants for Garlic


Garlic seems to affect negatively the growth of certain crops. Avoid planting garlic near the vegetables and fruits listed below.
Beans
Cabbage
Peas (how to grow peas)
Strawberry