Cabbage’s “neighbors”: which ones are friendly, which ones are undesirable, and which ones are completely useless
Cabbage, being one of the most popular vegetable crops, actively consumes potassium, nitrogen, phosphorus and calcium from the soil. Diseases such as blackleg, powdery mildew and fusarium can affect the health of cabbage and leave their mark on the soil.
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When choosing subsequent crops to plant in beds after cabbage, it is important to consider these factors to ensure successful growth and avoid disease.
Recommendations for planting vegetables after cabbage:
Cucumbers: On “poor” soil after cabbage, cucumbers can grow well if you add fertilizers such as humus, wood ash and superphosphate.
Potato: To successfully grow potatoes after cabbage, ammonium nitrate and potassium sulfate should be added to the soil.
Tomatoes: Tomatoes grow successfully after cabbage, especially if the predecessors were cauliflower or white cabbage. However, to ensure a luxurious harvest, fertilizing is required, such as potassium salt, humus and superphosphate.
Zucchini, peppers, beets, pumpkin, onions, garlic, carrots: These crops thrive well after cabbage, providing a variety of vegetables in the beds.
Fruit trees: Fruit trees, provided they are pre-fertilized, do not depend on cabbage as a predecessor and can grow successfully in garden beds.
Unlucky “neighbors” for cabbage:
Turnip, daikon, mustard, horseradish, radish and rutabaga: These crops after cabbage do not produce a rich harvest, even with fertilizers. It is recommended to choose other areas for them.
Incompatible crops with cabbage:
Strawberries and legumes: Strawberries and legumes should not be planted after cabbage, as this will not produce a harvest.
Crop rotation tips: After two consecutive sowings of cabbage, keep in mind that the yield may decrease by 30-50%. It is recommended to grow other crops in these beds, returning to cabbage only after 3-5 years.