1. Bush Beans
Bush beans make an excellent companion plant for kale due to their complementary growth habits and beneficial interactions. Kale is a leafy vegetable that thrives in full sun, while bush beans prefer partial shade. This makes them compatible in terms of light requirements.
Additionally, bush beans are nitrogen-fixing plants, meaning they convert atmospheric nitrogen into a usable form for other plants. This benefits kale by enriching the soil with nitrogen, promoting its growth and productivity. Furthermore, the dense foliage of kale provides shade and helps retain soil moisture, which can be advantageous for shallow-rooted bush beans.