It's time to start planning the division of the vegetable garden. Experienced gardeners know that it is worthwhile introducing a few practical solutions for an abundant harvest.
Keeping the planting order!
Spring sowing usually begins when the soil temperature is above 10 degrees. But there some plants that can be planted when the ground thaws in February, such as carrots, green peas, onions or celery. It is advisable to start the sowing of vegetables requiring warmer temperatures, such as cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes, peppers or dill, from April. At the beginning of the summer, the sowing season of the aftercrop begins, and we can grow other vegetables in the place of the harvested vegetables.
Plants planted next to each other may affect their neighbours. That is why we recommend a couple of pairings, which can make our garden work easier.
Garlic or onions can be planted next to carrots as they mutually deter onion and carrot flies from each other.
It is advisable to plant tomatoes among cabbages. Because the characteristic smell of tomatoes can keep the cabbage flies away, which can greatly damage them. Celery can also be an excellent pairing with cabbage. Cabbage protects the celery rust. In turn, the celery keeps away cabbage white butterflies.
Radish is most grateful if it is paired with lettuce. The salad is able to keep the flea beetle away from the radish.
Chives should be planted on the edge of the vegetable garden, as its smell deters many pests.
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