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Companion Plants for Sweet pepper

Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group)

Good companion plants for Sweet pepper

Sweet peppers work best with plants which can help them with keeping humidity levels even – either by sheltering with leaves or providing a ground-cover.

Tomatoes, geraniums and petunias, marjoram and basil are good companion plants for peppers.

  • Sweet pepper is a great planting companion for Sweet pepper

    Planting other peppers nearby helps keep the humidity high and can help shelter the fruits from direct sun.

  • Chili pepper is a great planting companion for Sweet pepper

    Planting chili peppers nearby helps keep the humidity high and can help shelter the fruits from direct sun.

  • Tomato is a great planting companion for Sweet pepper

    The dense foliage of tomatoes keeps the humidity high around the plant and can help shelter the fruits from direct sun.

  • Hardy geranium is a great planting companion for Sweet pepper

    Is a good trap crop for insects that carry the curly top virus.

  • Trailing petunia is a great planting companion for Sweet pepper

    Is a good trap crop for insects, and may also help with humidity.

  • French marigold is a great planting companion for Sweet pepper

    Marigolds help to repel nematodes which can spread disease.

  • Marjoram is a great planting companion for Sweet pepper

    Good groundcover which can help to keep humidity high around the pepper plant.

  • Basil is a great planting companion for Sweet pepper

    The dense foliage of basil helps keep humidity high around the pepper plant.

  • Oregano is a great planting companion for Sweet pepper

    Dense foliage of oregano helps keep humidity high and the scent can help to repel aphids.

Repellent plants for Sweet pepper

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

Avoid planting Sweet Pepper with any plant that adds nitrogen to the soil such as beans1. Other plants to avoid include:

Kohlrabi1
Fennel1
Brassicas (cabbage, broccoli, etc)1
Apricots (spreads disease)1

  • Bean is not a good planting companion for Sweet pepper

    Beans are host to nitrogen fixing bacteria and can be too much for peppers.

  • Tomato is not a good planting companion for Sweet pepper

    Tomatoes can pick up the same diseases as sweet pepper.

  • Black walnut is not a good planting companion for Sweet pepper

    Produces juglone which is allelopahic to nightshades.

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