Every gardener asks why this year the beds with certain vegetables and herbs grow poorly, and in the past they gave just a phenomenal harvest. To avoid this, it is worth remembering that vegetables and other plants, shrubs and even trees in our garden and in the garden require attention to their planting, in particular when it comes to choosing neighbors. How to plant the beds correctly in order to improve yields and not harm garden and vegetable crops?
It is best to plant carrots nearby with onions. Indeed, thanks to the substances contained in it, he will relieve his neighbor from various pests that spoil her appearance and taste. You can also safely plant carrots next to radishes, lettuce, peas and even tomatoes. But you will need to refrain from the neighborhood with dill and parsley.
Potatoes feel great next to beans, cabbage, corn or even eggplants, which significantly increase the yield of this root crop. It is permissible to plant it next to onions, radishes and peas. But it will be completely unacceptable to plant potatoes nearby with zucchini, tomatoes or sunflowers.
Peppers are ideal neighbors for onions and spinach, and they also get along well in a tomato garden. Another excellent neighbor for pepper will be any of the varieties of basil. However, you should not plant it near beans, which will negatively affect the growth of the pepper.
Favorite tomatoes coexist well with almost all vegetables in the beds, for example, with cucumbers, carrots, onions, peppers, beans, as well as with asparagus, basil and other spices. But at the same time, the yield and growth rate of a tomato drops significantly if potatoes, corn or any kind of cabbage are planted next to it.
Cabbage best tolerates the neighborhood with beans, cucumbers, potatoes, as well as dill, onions and celery. It is not recommended to plant cabbage heads next to tomatoes or berry areas. Surprisingly, it is true, however, you should not plant different varieties of cabbage with each other.
It is best to plant beets next to cabbage, lettuce, onions, or asparagus. You should refrain from planting beets if there are beds of beans or mustard seeds nearby.
Cucumbers will bear fruit better and produce a more tangible crop in the vicinity of corn, cabbage, peas or lettuce. In no case should you plant cucumber seedlings next to potatoes, a garden with melons, or nearby with herbs.
The main secret of growing corn is the triple neighborhood. So, corn bears fruit best next to peas and pumpkin. It will enable the peas to grow stronger and faster, while it saturates the soil next to it with the necessary amount of nitrogen, and thanks to the pumpkin, it will be possible to forget about garden pests forever. You can also replace peas with beans, because they twist along the stalks of corn and significantly save precious soil.
Since the main vegetable in radishes is hidden deep underground, you can easily plant spinach nearby. So, a large number of pests, including aphids, often grow on its leaves, which we love to eat. To prevent this from happening, you can turn their attention to radish leaves, which are less valuable to us.
The best friends of beans are cabbage, corn, carrots, cucumbers with peas, as well as potatoes, radishes, or zucchini. An interesting life hack: if you plant several celery next to a bed of beans, you will be able to observe how its pods will significantly increase, and the celery itself will acquire a more delicious aroma. But beans are not friends with neighbors such as garlic, peppers and even onions.
Often, eggplants appear on our beds, which also do not tolerate some kind of neighborhood. You can safely plant them nearby with beans and peppers, as well as onions. However, it is worth planting eggplants and fennel as far as possible, as well as peas.
A good harvest of onions can be harvested provided that they grow in close proximity to beets, potatoes, carrots, peppers, and lettuce. Onions are not recommended to coexist with beans or peas.
Zucchini beds are the perfect place to plant corn, beets or onions. Good soil for squash is the one left over from last year's planting of potatoes or even any kind of cabbage. But you will have to avoid tomato seedlings, with which the zucchini are not friends.
14. Fruit trees
Experienced summer residents know that combining trees with fruits and beds with each other is a rather bad idea. This is because most of the crops that we plant simply pump out all the nutrients and prevent the tree roots from feeding on them.
However, if there is no other way out and the trees have been planted for a long time, you can find a way out of this situation. For example, you can easily sow herbs under trees, as well as plant radishes, beans, lettuce or dill with parsley, which will add nitrogen to the soil and increase yields.
Under trees that have been growing for several years, you can plant a bed of cucumbers, as well as squash with pumpkin, which will curl beautifully along the trunk. In addition, the crown of the trees will save these vegetables from excess sun.
Important! Do not plant potatoes near the apricot tree, and do not let the walnut coexist with vegetables and herbs.
15. Shrubs and berries
Shrubs are good neighbors for vegetables and more. For example, raspberries are an ideal neighbor for beans, because they help them protect themselves from pests, and beans, in turn, saturate the soil. Also, planting dill or garlic beds nearby will help increase the yield of raspberries.
Onions and garlic can coexist with grapes, but you will have to refrain from planting cabbage. But to make the grapes more delicious will help the neighborhood with berries, for example, with strawberries or raspberries.
Gooseberry bushes are considered ideal neighbors for tomatoes, as well as herbs - lemon balm, mint and basil, because they scare away aphids and other pests from it. But, oddly enough, onions will be a bad neighbor for gooseberries.
What cucumbers lack and how to avoid "crooked / humped" in your garden - the answers in the next article.