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Beetroot grows best when surrounded by good neighbors. Your unsympathetic contemporaries can slow down their growth and favor diseases and pests. Find out below which plants the beets get along well with.

Garlic protects beets from pests

Beetroot in good neighborhood

Beetroot is one of the medium eaters and as such is compatible with both heavy and weak eaters. In addition, the beetroot can be combined with both low-growing and tall plants due to its relatively low stature.


Make sure that the beets get enough sun and are not completely overshadowed by their neighbors.

Combine beets with herbs

Herbs are easy to care for, smell delicious and enhance boring dishes. They also often keep pests and mosquitoes away.

Beetroot goes particularly well with these herbs:

  • savory
  • dill
  • Nasturtium
  • coriander
  • Caraway seed


Insider tip: garlic

Garlic isn't just a boon in our kitchen; in the garden bed it keeps unwanted guests away. Garlic prevents lice infestation and is also spurned by the dreaded vole. Even fungal diseases avoid the strong-smelling tuber.

Other good neighbors for beetroot

But beetroot can not only be combined with herbs or garlic. The following types of vegetables also prove to be good mixed crops for beetroot:

  • garden cress
  • cucumbers
  • cabbage
  • Kohlrabi
  • parsnips
  • salad
  • sunflowers
  • zucchini
  • onions

Combine beetroot optimally

To get the most out of good neighbors, alternate sowing beetroot and your chosen neighbor.
Another option is to surround the beetroot with a border of herbs. This looks pretty and also keeps voracious pests away.

Bad neighbors for the beetroot

Like us humans, some types of vegetables do not get along with each other. Therefore, you should not put beetroot in a bed with the following plants:

  • Parsely
  • potatoes
  • leek
  • chard
  • Corn
  • spinach
  • pole beans
  • tomatoes

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