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Here is some information on a technique that is used for planting trees. In this section you will get tips on interplanting vegetables.

Interplanting Vegetables

Interplanting is a way by which you can grow two or more types of vegetables, in the same place, at the same time. However, you need to make sure that the plants you grow are friendly to growing area i.e., the soil, light and nutrient of that particular place. Interplanting, not only increases the production, but also enhances the quality of the crops planted. It can be done in three ways - by alternating rows within a bed, by mixing plants within a row or by distributing the two different species throughout the bed. In case you are a beginner, the best bet would be to alter rows within the bed.

There are certain factors that need to be considered, before implementing the interplanting process, such as, the length of the plant's growth period, its growth pattern (tall, short, below or above ground), possible negative effects on other plants (such as the allelopathic effects of sunflowers and Jerusalem artichokes on nearby plants), preferred season, light and nutrient as well as moisture requirements. To know more about the various types of interplantation and how interplanting vegetables can be used as a medium of pest control, browse through the following lines.

Interplanting Types
  • According to maturity, the long season or slow to mature plants can be interplanted with the short-season quick to mature plants. For instance, radishes and carrots can be interplanted. While the former harvest early, the latter takes some time in harvesting.
  • Plants can be interplanted or combined according to their height. For instance, you can grow lettuce, spinach, and celery with the crops that grow taller in height.
  • According to the nutrient requirement, heavy feeders, such as cabbage family crops, can be combined with less gluttonous plants.
  • Combining two plants to keep away from insect and disease problems is another type of interplantation.
Interplanting Vegetables For Pest Control
In the following lines, we have provided a list of vegetables that can be used for controlling pests in other vegetable plants:

Beans - Marigolds, Potato Plants, Nasturtiums, Garlic and Savory are used to protect the plant from Bean Beetles.

Cabbage, Broccoli and Cauliflower - Mint, Thyme, Onions, Rosemary and Sage prove to be beneficial in guarding the plant against Cabbage Worms.

Cucumbers - Marigolds, Nasturtiums, Radishes and Catnip are helpful in saving the plant from Aphids and Beetles.

Eggplant - Catnip, Garlic and Nasturtiums serves as the best option to safeguard the plant from Flea Beetles.

Lettuce and Peas - Chives and Garlic help to protect the plants from Aphids.

Potatoes - Horseradish, Beans and Catnip prove to be beneficial in safeguarding the plant from Potato and Flea Beetles.

Squash - Nasturtiums and Marigolds are helpful in saving the plant from Squash Bug.

Tomatoes - Catnip and Opal Basil are the best bet to protect the plant against Flea Beetle and Hornworm.




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