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Arugula Companion Plants

If you're looking for companion plants for arugula, look no further! After reading this post, you'll know which plants are beneficial to your arugula and which to avoid!

Arugula is also known as Rocket and I'm pretty sure that's the coolest plant name. It is a cool-season crop that belongs to the Brassica family (broccoli, kale, etc). This hardy vegetable can be grown in adverse weather conditions and is quick to germinate - arugula seeds will sprout in as little as five days.

Arugula is tangy, peppery, and flavorful. It's absolutely great in salads, but can also be cooked and used like spinach.

Arugula plants in a wooden planter.

Arugula Companion Plants

what is companion planting?

Companion gardening is the practice of planting two or more plants together for the benefit of one or both plants. By planting arugula with certain plants, you can help increase the growth and vigor of your arugula while also reducing the likelihood of pests and diseases on the tender arugula greens.

It's like a FOOD FOREST, but on a smaller scale!

what are the benefits?

There are many reasons why companion planting is beneficial, but some of the benefits specific to consider when you plant arugula are:

  • help to deter garden pests like flea beetles
  • improve growth and vigor, and in some cases, even flavor!
  • help to attract pollinators and beneficial insects which will then prey on pests.
  • improve soil health, through nitrogen fixation and nutrient cycling
  • provide optimal growing conditions, such as shade or ground cover.


Here are some of the best options for plants to place near your arugula

Worst Arugula Companion Plants

Avoid planting these near your arugula.

Final Thoughts

Arugula companion plants can be beneficial or harmful. It's important to think about which ones help arugula plants thrive and grow for a longer period of time or hurt arugula growth due to soil pH preferences, shade considerations, pest attraction, etc. Pay attention to companion planting guides, like the one above, to make sure you're getting the most out of your growing arugula in the vegetable garden.

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