Coriander and Its Companion Plants

Coriander and Its Companion Plants

coriander companion plants

Coriander companion plants (Coriandrum sativum) is an herb commonly used in many cuisines to add flavor and aroma. Although some people find cilantro to be an acquired taste, it is easy to grow in the garden. When planted with the right companion plants cilantro grows even more quickly and healthy. In addition, the right companion plants can help to keep pests away from cilantro.

Coriander grows well with a variety of leafy vegetables like cabbage, spinach, kale and lettuce. It is also a good companion plant for corn, radishes, onions and carrots. In addition, it can be paired with cucumbers and peppers. It is especially good to plant with tomatoes because it deters aphids and red spider mites that are often problems for them. It can also be planted with eggplants and potatoes. It repels the Colorado potato beetle that can damage them.

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Other herbs such as sage, dill, mint and sunflowers can be good companions for cilantro. They thrive in similar conditions and they attract insect pollinators that help to keep the pests away from the cilantro. Sage is also a great companion for cilantro because it repels carrot flies and cabbage moths that can destroy them.

Cosmos flowers are another excellent companion for cilantro as they produce beautiful blooms that draw insects such as ladybugs to the area. They are also known to deter aphids and other pests that can cause harm to cilantro. They also increase the yields of other vegetables when they are grown together with cilantro.

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