Planting two plants together which benefit one another is called companion planting. Horseradish is a plant which can grow more effectively when companion planting is used, and it helps other plants grow, as well. Potatoes grow well with horseradish because the horseradish plants repel the beetles and bugs which typically plague potato crops. Fruit trees can also benefit from being grown with horseradish due to this bug-repelling property. Finally, horseradish on its own can also be a healthy choice for a garden green.
- Fresh horseradish is absolutely delicious and the good news is it’s easy to grow your own
- Horseradish not only helps ward off diseases, but it makes an excellent insect repellent. For this reason, potatoes and horseradish grow very well together.
- Fruit trees and brambles also make good horseradish plant companions; plant horseradish at the base of small fruit trees or in amongst berries or grapes to get the benefits of its insect repellent qualities
“Companion planting is a method of planting two or more plants that have a symbiotic relationship; that is, they mutually benefit one another is some way.”