There are many plants that can thrive next to a Jerusalem artichoke, and some, well, not so well. This post gives a handy to over thirty different plants that are compatible with the artichoke, broken down into groups of herbs, flowers and vegetables. It’s a handy, quick reference guide for any potential green thumb who wants to add this plant to their garden.
- Helianthus tuberosa, also known as Jerusalem artichoke or sun choke, is a member of the sunflower family that is grown and harvested for its edible tubers, not seeds.
- Jerusalem artichoke can inhibit the growth of potatoes and tomatoes, so it should not be placed near either of them.
- Plant Jerusalem artichoke in the sunniest location of the garden and then plant these small crops where they’ll benefit from its shade.
“As an ornamental and an edible, Jerusalem artichoke has plant friends or companions in the veggie garden, as well as in flower beds.”