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Dill Companion Plants: Full List of Pairings
Like most herbs, dill makes a great companion for many garden favorites! In most cases, dill helps the companion by repelling pests and attracting beneficial insects, but a few also assist dill in return.
The following all make great dill companion plants. At the end, you’ll learn about a handful of plants that you should avoid growing near dill.
Full List of Dill Companion Plants
These vegetables, flowers, and herbs all make excellent companion plants for dill, many by preventing pests on either the dill or its companion.
Vegetables to Plant with Dill
• Asparagus – Dill attracts a number of beneficial insects to asparagus while repelling pests.
• Beans – Dill defends against bean pests, while it may also benefit from the nitrogen fixed by beans in return.
• Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Kale, and Kohlrabi – Dill attracts beneficial insects that feed on many common brassica family pests.
• Corn – Mature dill can attract beneficial insects that feed on corn pests.
• Cucumbers – Dill attracts predatory insects that feed on cucumber pests. They’re both useful for making pickles, so it never hurts to grow them together!
• Garlic and Onions – While dill repels many pests, aphids aren’t one of them. Garlic and onions may help repel aphids so they don’t infest your dill plants.
• Lettuce – Dill repels many lettuce pests.
• Zucchini and Other Squashes – Dill can attract predatory insects that feed on squash bugs, a common squash pest.
Flowers to Plant Near Dill
• Marigolds – Marigolds, like dill, repel a variety of garden pests and can grow happily together.
Herbs to Plant Near Dill
These herbs may like similar growing conditions to dill, prevent pests, and more.
What NOT to Plant Next to Dill
Some vegetables and herbs should be planted a distance away from dill, since they may belong to the same family or can otherwise harm each other’s growth.
• Carrots – Carrots and dill can cross-pollinate and also attract similar pests. Dill may also stunt carrot growth.
• Eggplants, Peppers, Potatoes and Tomatoes – Dill may inhibit the growth of these nightshades, particularly once it matures.
• Fennel – Fennel and dill are in the same family and can cross-pollinate.
Enjoy Your Dill!
With these options, you should be able to find the perfect dill companion plants for your garden. Enjoy!
If you’re looking for more companion planting tips, check out the complete companion planting guide, which has links to many other vegetables, flowers, and herbs.