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Companion Plants for Lettuce

Lactuca sativa

Good companion plants for Lettuce

There are lots of plants you can use as good companion plants for lettuce – most should be twinned with lettuce to provide extra resistance against slugs and other pests, but some are also good for improving the flavour of the lettuce leaves.

  • Spearmint is a great planting companion for Lettuce

    Mint helps to repel slugs.

  • Cucumber is a great planting companion for Lettuce

    The prickly vines will help to deter slugs.

  • Bean is a great planting companion for Lettuce

    Helps to provide shade for lettuce, also encourages beneficial insects to keep destructive pests away from the leaves.

  • Sage is a great planting companion for Lettuce

    Sage helps to repel slugs away from lettuce.

  • Dill is a great planting companion for Lettuce

    Dill provides shade and helps deter pests.

  • Chervil Lettuce

    Good for improving lettuce flavour.

  • African Marigold is a great planting companion for Lettuce

    Help deter pests like aphids, root maggots and slugs.

  • Anise hyssop Lettuce

    Anise is helpful in increasing disease resistance.

  • Lovage Lettuce

    Lovage is helpful in increasing Lettuce's disease resistance.

  • Borage Lettuce

    Good for improving disease resistance.

  • Cleome Lettuce

    Cleome planted around lettuce can help shade the leaves from the summer sun.

  • Strawberry is a great planting companion for Lettuce

  • Radish is a great planting companion for Lettuce

    Lettuce makes radish more tender

  • Onion is a great planting companion for Lettuce

    Repels rabbits and creates compost for lettuce to feed on.

  • Beetroot Lettuce

Repellent plants for Lettuce

These plants will not tend to grow well with Lettuce - they could stunt or inhibit growth.

There are a number of plants that should not be grown near to lettuce, mainly due to their attractiveness to the same pests that attack lettuce.

  • Cabbage is not a good planting companion for Lettuce

    Don't plant cabbage near lettuce as it tends to attract the same pests.

  • Celery is not a good planting companion for Lettuce

    Celery encourages the same pests that commonly attack lettuce.

  • Flat leaf parsley is not a good planting companion for Lettuce

    Parsley tends to encourage the same pests that attack lettuce.

  • Curly leaf parsley is not a good planting companion for Lettuce

    Parsley tends to encourage the same pests that attack lettuce.

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