As we to plan to plant our garden this Spring it's WHAT and mainly WHERE to plant.
As we began to think about the upcoming SPRING and starting the seeds for our growing. (inside or indoor growing) We need to plan what and where to plant in our garden. As I was reading an article about the planting of tomatoes. I thought that I would pass it on to you.
Here are some plants generally considered to be unfriendly in the tomato patch.
CORN Both corn and tomatoes ATTRACT the same predatory worm, so when they are placed together, your crops can become a feast for undesirables.
POTATOES Like corn, the potato SHARES a potential problem with tomatoes. In this case, it’s BOTH EARLY AND LATE BLIGHT. This is a disease to which both potato and tomato are very prone. Keep them apart to prevent BLIGHT from getting a foothold in your garden.
CABBAGE, CAULIFLOWER, BROCCOLI, BRUSSELS SPROUTS, and/or KOHLRABI You know The BRASSICA FAMILY. These plants should be grown apart from tomatoes. (WHY) Well, several reasons are given for this: These plants share a tendency toward the same fungal diseases as tomatoes, so it is unwise to concentrate them all in one place. Also, they are heavy feeders and may compete with your tomatoes for resources.
ROSEMARY More evidence of the Brassica family’s incompatibility with tomatoes is Rosemary grows beautifully with Cabbage, Broccoli, and all the rest, but is not a friend to tomatoes.
FENNEL Many herbs make splendid companions to tomatoes, Grow this beautiful licorice-scented plant elsewhere in the sunny garden. Fennel has been found to inhibit the growth of the Tomato Plants.
These are plants that, when planted beside tomatoes, can do both harm and good.
DILL Young dill plants are fine friends to tomatoes, but when they grow up, they can stunt their neighbors’ growth. Rather than worry about them “turning” on their old friends, best to just put them elsewhere.
CARROT Yes, carrot! We have all heard that carrots love tomatoes, but do tomatoes really love them back? Tomato plants can stunt the growth of the carrot root, although it won’t affect the flavor. (So the choice is) they are good pest-fighting friends together, BUT your carrots may not reach their full-size potential when grown with tomatoes.