9 good “neighbors” and 5 bad ones: experienced gardeners choose the only environment for tomatoes
In order to ensure a rich harvest of tomatoes, it is necessary not only to pay attention to fertilizers, regular watering and pest control.
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Selecting the right plants as “neighbors” also plays an important role, promoting favorable conditions for the growth and development of tomatoes, without requiring excessive care or shading them.
Choosing ideal “neighbors” for tomatoes in a greenhouse:
Garlic, pepper, cabbage, basil, strawberries and parsley: These plants are ideal “neighbors” for tomatoes. Basil placed nearby has a beneficial effect on the taste of the fruit and prevents the appearance of caterpillars. They both prefer good lighting and are not afraid of drafts.
Peppers: Peppers are also good neighbors for tomatoes. Placing them in a checkerboard pattern between tomato bushes or further north if the vegetables are grown in different beds has a beneficial effect on their growth.
Cabbage: Living next to cabbage does not present any difficulties for tomatoes. Both cultures love dry air and regular ventilation.
Strawberry: Placing strawberries and tomatoes in the same greenhouse is justified, since both crops prefer dry air and regular ventilation. It is important to maintain certain plot sizes for each strawberry bush.
Unlucky “neighbors” for tomatoes:
Dill, cucumbers, fennel, zucchini and pumpkin: These plants are considered the worst “neighbors” for tomatoes due to differences in care and demands on the soil. Their proximity leads to difficulties in creating the necessary conditions in one greenhouse for both crops.