7 good and 3 bad neighbors for pepper, on which its harvest depends

 7 good and 3 bad neighbors for pepper, on which its harvest depends

Pepper is a capricious crop that requires proper cultivation. To get the desired harvest, certain conditions must be observed. This applies not only to the condition of the soil, watering and temperature conditions, but also to the correct placement on the site.

Suitable neighbors

Favorable proximity to other plants can directly affect the development of this vegetable and its taste.

Corn

With her tall stature, she is able to protect the pepper from strong winds. However, so that corn does not deprive the vegetable of sunlight, it should be placed on the north side.

Eggplant

Growing these plants together is beneficial for both. Both vegetables belong to the same family. Caring for the beds is greatly simplified, because they have the same growing requirements: plants are equally thermophilic, have a similar irrigation regime. But both cultures are prone to the same diseases. Therefore, the land must be previously disinfected, and the seedlings must be healthy.

Cabbage

With its massive leaves, it is able to shelter a neighbor from the cold and protect it from strong winds. For the best effect, the cabbage should be planted on both sides of the pepper bed. The plant is short and will not obstruct sunlight.

Zucchini

This vegetable will be a good neighbor to pepper for two reasons. First, it will safely cover it from the wind and overheating with its massive tops. Secondly, the zucchini will contribute to better pollination of the pepper bushes. But both vegetables require abundant watering.

Beans

With mixed plantings, the culture actively saturates the soil with nitrogen with the help of nodule microorganisms, which increase the fertility of the soil. Beans, like all legumes and curly beans, reduce the number of pests in the ground. At the same time, it does not tire the soil and attracts pollinating insects to the beds with peppers.

Onion

Just like garlic, onions are a real healer for all neighboring cultures. Both plants contain large amounts of phytoncides. If you plant onions and garlic next to peppers, they will protect the bushes from bacterial diseases, fungal spores, and also repel pests.

Some weeds

Even unwanted weeds and flowers are beneficial to peppers. Dandelions, marigolds, nettles and chamomile accelerate fruit ripening, protect seedlings from diseases and fungal attack. They enrich the soil with essential minerals and facilitate the maintenance of the beds.

What to plant away

In addition to favorable neighbors, there are also undesirable ones that should be placed on the other end of the garden. Many plants can have a detrimental effect on peppers, which ultimately reduces and spoils the yield.

Carrot

The main enemy of peppers is the carrot fly. It causes particular harm in the rainy season - it gnaws at the roots of plants and lays eggs inside the root crops of carrots. This is how the carrot fly larvae get to the pepper bushes. Planting peppers is highly undesirable to mix with carrots. It can be planted at a distant distance, and a strip of onion should be placed between the beds of peppers and carrots. It perfectly scares away flies and helps plants get along peacefully.

Potatoes

Both crops belong to the nightshade family. However, potatoes, unlike peppers, do not like moist soil. This sometimes leads to common fungal diseases such as late blight. Large potato tubers require intensive nutrition. In the case of the neighborhood with pepper, a struggle for nutrients will begin, in which the potatoes will leave the soil without useful trace elements.

Beet

There will be constant competition between cultures for essential minerals and sunshine. Beets will draw many beneficial micronutrients from all layers of the soil, depleting peppers. There is also a high risk of spreading the same diseases. Thus, the yield of bell pepper largely depends on the competent combination of plantings in the garden. For normal growth and development, it requires high-quality soil and adequate lighting. But many "neighbors" can easily deprive him of all this.

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Not always sowing seeds or planting seedlings on time and all care recommendations lead to a good harvest. It should also be borne in mind that there are plants that cannot be grown next to each other. Crops may have a dislike for their neighbor - a vegetable, fruit, or berry. Botanists call this phenomenon allelopathy.

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Advantages and disadvantages of combined landings

Several vegetables are often grown on the same garden bed. Cultures planted together mutually influence each other.

The advantages of combined landings:

  1. Protection against pests in the garden. Some crops have insecticidal properties. For example, by planting green onions next to paprika, you can forget about the invasion of melon aphids and ants.
  2. Optimization of care. Sometimes it is technologically easier to grow some vegetables together. For example, paprika and tomatoes require similar care, so to save time and space, they can easily be planted side by side.
  3. Protection from disease. Some crops are susceptible to the same diseases, but they have strong immunity. Their joint cultivation only improves the condition of the plants, and with proper care, it allows you to avoid the development of diseases altogether.

However, a combined drop off is not always a good idea. Sometimes it is better to leave each crop with its own garden.

  1. Lack of sun. Paprika loves light. If you plant a branchy cucumber or a lush tomato next to it, it is possible that it will stop developing altogether or the fruits will grow poor-quality, small.
  2. Wrong distance. Even if you plant suitable vegetables, for example, a cucumber, next to hot peppers, you can easily make a mistake with the chosen distance. Too closely spaced plantings block each other's access to nutrients.
  3. Confusion in the roots. A good pepper is obtained if the space is properly organized. The overgrowth of the roots of vegetables, even in high-quality soil, causes a lack of vitamins and minerals, and development stops altogether.

It is necessary to prepare for any joint landing.

There are crops next to which it is categorically impossible to plant it. Planting hot peppers can harm other sensitive vegetables, this should also be considered.


Unlucky neighbors

Finding out with whom the plant is friends, it is important to designate its "ill-wishers", the compatibility with which is negative, which will not only reduce the yield, but can also lead to the death of plants. All the work of the gardener will be in vain.

Among the plants with which peppers cannot be planted next to is fennel. It is very aggressive, and the aromatic substances it produces can destroy the plantings of many crops, including sweet peppers.

Beet seedlings will be the first to take "a place in the sun", taking away not only most of the light, but nutrients - such a neighborhood is not beneficial for both plants, but the pepper will lose first.

Among the varieties of cabbage, there are species incompatible with pepper - kohlrabi and Brussels sprouts, which compete for nutrients.

It is unacceptable to plant sweet peppers next to hot ones. This will lead to over-pollination of plants, as a result, sweet varieties will become bitter, fruits will decrease, and the seeds obtained in the future will already give a new variety with sharp bitter fruits - something between sweet and hot peppers. It is better if these varieties are located at a considerable distance from each other, which does not allow the pollen to overlap.

It is not recommended to plant it next to potato plantings. These plants suffer from similar diseases, so their compatibility can lead to the rapid spread of diseases. In addition, the bushes formed by potatoes take up a lot of space, limiting the space for the peppers.

Unfavorable neighbors for bell peppers are beans and peas. Although these crops enrich the soil with nitrogen and loosen it, planted with peppers nearby, they suppress it. In addition, peas are looking for a support on which they could twine, and the seedlings standing next to it are well suited for this. As a result, the pepper may simply break or be “suffocated” by the legume.


Unwanted neighbors for cucumbers

When choosing a neighbor for Zelentsy, one should be guided exclusively by knowledge. Do not plant near cucumber beds aromatic herbs... For the most part, although they scare away insects, they can change the taste of the vegetable.

Onion and garlic draw out the maximum amount of nutrients from the soil, this will slow down the development of the cucumber lash and roots, and reduce the yield.

Do not plant near cucumbers and potatoes... There are several reasons for the negative neighborhood. Firstly, it actively develops a root system, which can damage a weak cucumber root. Secondly, plants have different conditions for planting, watering, fertilizing. The Colorado potato beetle generally poses a great danger to the greens.

it is not recommended to plant cucumbers next to aromatic herbs

Can harm the yield of cucumbers radish... It also interferes with the development of the root system, reduces the palatability of green fruits.

Observing the rules of neighborhood in greenhouse beds, favorable conditions are created for the development of both crops. The result is a high yield of vegetables without loss of taste.


Joint planting of cucumbers in a greenhouse or polycarbonate greenhouse

Everyone knows that cucumbers take up a lot of space in the beds, the length of the whip of some varieties reaches 2.5-3 m.When grown in a greenhouse, due to a stable humid environment, it becomes necessary to tie the stems to trellises, which frees up a lot of space.

The greenhouse method of growing vegetables requires a lot of effort, therefore it is reasonable fill each empty area with seedlings of other plants.

They get along well with a cucumber:

  • tomato
  • pepper
  • watermelons
  • peas
  • leaf turnip
  • mustard
  • Chinese cabbage, etc.

When choosing a neighbor for a cucumber, you should study the need for moisture and feeding of the vegetable to be added. The indicators must be identical.


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