Potato is one of the easy to grow plants and gives a high yield. But to have a bountiful harvest, this vegetable also requires some gardener experience. In addition to taking notes of caring, soil, water…, some plants need to avoid growing near them that you have to remember. And in the post today, we want to share 9 plants that you should not grow with your potato. Check them out with us!
These plants are popular, but not everyone knows the right way to grow to have good production. Although most of them are easy to grow well in any condition, they will have their problems. For example, harvesting potatoes can damage and disrupt the carrot crop nearby, and carrots may also stunt the growth and development of potato tubers. Asparagus will compete with the potatoes and stunt their growth and development. Or cucumbers can make your potatoes more susceptible to blight, and more. So if you are a beginner in gardening, you should save these notes for your potato garden.
Potatoes are part of the same plant family as tomatoes, peppers, and aubergines. So, when growing potatoes close to or with other members of this family is that pests and diseases spread easily between them.
Cucumbers can make your potatoes more susceptible to blight.
Like cucumber, squash belongs to one of the members of the cucurbit family away from your potatoes, since these can make your potatoes more susceptible to blight.
Grow raspberries well away from your potato plants too. Since these too can increase the chances of a problem with blight or other potato diseases.
Harvesting potatoes can damage and disrupt the carrot crop nearby. Besides, carrots and potatoes do not share the same environmental needs, carrots can cope with far drier conditions than potatoes. Carrots may also stunt the growth and development of potato tubers.
Asparagus, as a perennial crop, it has an extensive root formation that will be damaged by the earth movement required in potato growing and harvesting. Asparagus will compete with the potatoes and stunt their growth and development.
Sunflowers excrete chemicals that can inhibit seed germination and stunt the growth of certain other crops grown close by. And when growing sunflowers near potatoes may result in smaller and misshapen potato tubers.
Fennel can stunt the growth of a wide range of commonly cultivated crops. So you should keep fennel away from other plants that are affected by the chemicals it excretes.
Brassicas and potatoes do not enjoy the same conditions. While they do have similar water and nutrient needs, brassicas will do best in a somewhat more alkaline environment. Potatoes, on the other hand, grow best in slightly acidic soil.