What you can plant cucumbers with in a greenhouse depends on the needs and tastes of the plants. The cucumber loves a warm and humid atmosphere, frequent watering, and does not tolerate drafts. Therefore, his neighbors in a transparent "house" must also be thermophilic.
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Cucumbers are grown in compost or manure beds because they are very fond of nitrogenous fertilizers. Therefore, all representatives of legumes will become wonderful companions for a green-fruited culture:
Leguminous crops have nodules with specific bacteria on their roots, which saturate the soil with nitrogen, making it healthy.
The best neighbor for a green vegetable is asparagus beans, which not only actively "share" nitrogen, but also loosens the soil.
It is recommended to plant legumes between cucumbers as a sealant. This will help to use the area rationally, and to enrich the soil, and to increase the yield of cucumbers due to nitrogenous feeding.
Corn has a beneficial effect on the growth and productivity of cucumbers: it creates a microclimate around itself that is necessary for the normal growth of the vegetable.
And if you use high grades of grain as a sealant, planting it between the beds, then cucumber wattle can be wound on strong corn stalks, thereby replacing the trellises. It is good to use sunflower as such a support for shoots, which will not harm the vegetable in any way.
To increase the yield of a crunchy vegetable, you can sow calendula around the beds. The flower will attract pollinating insects with its smell.
If dill is planted next to a vegetable crop, then, on the contrary, it will scare away pests and parasites with its pungent smell.
It is recommended to plant sweet peppers in the same greenhouse with the cucumber. This culture is also warm and moisture-loving.
You just need to make sure that the taller curly vegetable does not block the sunlight on the pepper. The conditions created for the cucumber are remarkably tolerated by other different crops:
- early beets;
- Chinese cabbage;
- turnip leaf.
Cucumber is well compatible with white cabbage, kohlrabi, onions, lettuce, beets. Such garden plants are neutral to the cucumber neighborhood: strawberries, leeks, carrots, parsnips, celery, garlic, spinach, grapes. Also, the cucumber is indifferent to all cruciferous species (except for radishes and radishes).
It is strongly discouraged to plant cucumbers in the same greenhouse with tomatoes.
Green-fruited vegetables love a stuffy, warm and humid space, they need frequent watering and a small amount of fertilizer. And tomatoes, on the contrary, need frequent ventilation and abundant fertilizing.
But if you still had to plant a weaving vegetable next to a golden apple, then it is better to cover the cucumber beds with a special cloth during airing, preventing drafts. In this case, tomatoes should be planted closer to the window or door.
Oddly enough, but potatoes inhibit the growth of cucumbers, so it is also better to plant them somewhere else. Such fragrant herbs will make a bad company for a greencarp:
The fact is that a strong pungent smell of greenery reduces the yield of a vegetable. The cucumber also feels bad next to the radish. There is a possibility that the proximity to radishes can also reduce the yield of the cucumber.
To get a high yield of cucumber in a greenhouse, you need to choose the right neighbors for it. Such plants should have similar growing conditions and maintenance requirements.