Intercropping, what vegetables we grow together in the garden
Often, the available space for growing vegetables in the garden or in the flower pot on the balcony is limited and not enough to plant a lot of vegetables. However, we can grow two or more kinds of vegetables in close proximity so that they help each other and grow better. This method is called Intercropping and is an ecological way of growing plants to improve production, as well as to save space, water, nutrients and reap significant benefits.
But not all plants fit together. It is important to know which vegetables can be grown together so that they are healthy and rich in fruit. Cultivation is widely applied in horticulture, it can also be done for flowers, choosing the right combinations of ornamental plants, as well as fruit tree crops that can be combined with horticultural and aromatic plants.
What are the Benefits of Vegetable Gardening Intercropping in the Garden?
Cultivation is particularly beneficial in the vegetable garden and offers several benefits as:
– We achieve an increase in the variety of vegetables we grow and the amount of harvest we enjoy.
– We make the most of our available space by planting more vegetables.
– We save water in the watering of vegetables as the root system of plants makes better use of the available water in the soil.
– We achieve a significant reduction in the fertilizer required for garden plants.
– We contribute to the control of insects that cause problems in our gardens, using plants that repel harmful insects.
What to keep in mind when growing vegetables in the garden?
During cultivation, it is important to follow some basic rules in order to be more successful in growing our vegetables.
– We enrich the soil with enough organic matter in the form of compost or good manure to provide the necessary nutrients needed for dense planting.
– We make regular watering and ensure adequate and stable water availability for the cultivated plants and the dense root system.
– We cultivate plants with a different depth of root system to reduce competition for soil nutrients and water.
– We plant tall plants next to plants that grow in the shade or on plants that require direct sunlight protection and are sensitive to sunburn.
– We plant climbing plants, such as beans, near tall plants such as corn, to grow on the central stem of the corn.
Which vegetables fit and plant together in the garden?
Cucumber is planted and cultivated along with corn, beans, peas, radishes, radishes, carrots, dill.
The corn is planted and grown along with beans, zucchini, potatoes, cucumber, melon and parsley.
The carrot is planted and cultivated along with lettuce, radish, onion and tomato.
The zucchini is planted and cultivated along with corn, melon and radish.
The onion is planted and cultivated with cucumber, strawberries, lettuce, zucchini, beetroot, carrots and tomatoes.
Cauliflower is planted and cultivated along with onions, potatoes, celery, dill and lettuce.
The cabbage is planted and cultivated along with onions, potatoes, celery, dill and lettuce.
Lettuce is cultivated with cucumber, radish, onion, garlic, carrot, strawberries, cauliflower.
Broccoli is planted and cultivated along with onions, potatoes, celery, dill and lettuce.
The tomato is coated with garlic, onion, parsley, carrot, marigold and basil.
The potato is cultivated with carrot, celery, peas, corn, onion, spinach.
Pepper is cultivated with onion, basil, okra, parsley, carrots.
Garlic is planted and cultivated along with cucumber, strawberries, lettuce, zucchini, beetroot, carrots and tomatoes.
The bean is cultivated with corn, cucumber, radish, strawberry, carrots, eggplant and potatoes.