Parsley only knows a few good neighbors. The well-known plant does not get along with specimens of its own genus or many other plants. There are still a few good neighbors with whom you can grow parsley in a mixed culture.

Good neighbors of parsley

Not many plants are suitable for growing together. The following specimens get along well in mixed cultivation and thrive together. It is important that these plants are not so-called umbellifers. In addition, the plants should appreciate the same soil conditions.


Tagetes (Tagetes)

  • known as marigolds
  • the genus of tagetes includes over 60 species
  • upright growth, sizes up to 150 centimeters
  • Basket-shaped flowers
  • Flowering from June to October
  • grow in hot and dry areas
  • nutrient-rich soils with even moisture
  • Water supply is important, drought and marigolds do not get along


Cucumis sativus

  • have been cultivated in Germany since the Middle Ages
  • have hardly any calories and are rich in vitamins
  • special varieties for each purpose
  • Cucumbers prefer sheltered locations
  • humus rich soil is preferable
  • frost-sensitive plants
  • Regular watering required, waterlogging is to be avoided
  • Cultivation of young cucumber plants between April and May

Porree (Allium ampeloprasum subsp. ampeloprasum)

  • also known as leek
  • has been a popular food for over 2000 years
  • detoxifying effect and positive for the cardiovascular system
  • biennial garden leeks reach sizes of up to 80 centimeters
  • dense root system
  • sunny or semi-shady location
  • prefers moist soil rich in humus
  • Sow outdoors from March possible

Radish (Raphanus sativus var. sativus)

  • Harvest possible after a few weeks in summer
  • Vegetables are rich in vitamins and minerals
  • antibacterial effect
  • annual crops that develop rapidly
  • light and humus rich soil
  • uniform moisture desired

Tomate (Solanum lycopersicum

  • most popular vegetables for growing in the home garden
  • different types of tomatoes
  • annual plants up to a meter tall
  • prefer humus and nutrient-rich soil conditions
  • sunny and warm location
  • first place in the crop rotation: heavily consuming plants

Zucchini (Cucurbita pepo subsp. pepo convar. giromontiina)

  • annual fruit vegetable with fast growth
  • male and female flowers on the zucchini plant
  • Fruits are yellow, striped white, or green
  • Zucchini prefer a partially shaded to sunny place in the garden
  • Soil should be nutrient-rich and loose
  • Zucchini loves warmth and does not tolerate frost
  • Plant out from mid-May
  • good supply of nutrients is important, regular fertilization is preferable

Onions (Allium cepa)

  • Diverse varieties enable year-round cultivation
  • perennial plants
  • Locations in the sun preferred
  • loose and humus-rich soil conditions
  • regular weeding to protect the bulb
  • Compost provides sufficient nutrients for the bulbs


Kresse (Lepidium Identification)

  • quick harvest possible after two weeks
  • bare and branched growths
  • small white flowers in midsummer
  • Cress prefers loose and humus-rich soil conditions
  • cultivation in March
  • regular watering required, no further care necessary

Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)

  • Harvesting takes place on a dry day
  • Flowers and buds are entirely edible
  • pink to purple flowers, popular as an ornamental plant
  • prefers moderately moist soil conditions
  • humus rich soil desired
  • sunny to partially shaded location
  • when sowing, the soil should be at least 5 degrees Celsius warm
  • easy-care plant that only needs regular watering


Strawberry (Fragaria)

  • the Fragaria genus includes over twenty species
  • Strawberries play an important role in human nutrition
  • the strawberries prefer sunny locations
  • hardy plants that are sensitive to wind
  • Cultivation between mid-March and mid-May and mid-July and August
  • Distance of 20-30 cm between plants
  • easy-care and robust plants

frequently asked Questions

A detailed plan can help to keep track of the cultivation of different plants. Make a note of where each plant is located each year.

Parsley is an umbellifer. You should never plant them in the same place two years in a row. Preferably wait 2-4 years before replanting an umbellifer.

Parsley does not get along with some plants. These include lettuce, carrots, celery, fennel or dill.

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