Where not to plant potatoes: you can say goodbye to any harvest

Some crops are able to transmit their diseases to potatoes and extract all the nutrients it needs from soil. Source: Created with the help of AI

From a practical point of view, growing potatoes is the reason why many summer house residents get a plot of land. The vegetable is relatively easy to care for, yields a good harvest and, if stored properly, can become a supply for the whole winter.

Still, there are certain rules without which it is impossible to achieve a good potato harvest in the garden. One of these rules is the correct alternation of crops in the beds because after certain vegetables, tubers grow poorly and turn out to be small. OBOZ.UA found out why it is better not to sow potatoes after certain vegetables.

First of all, pay attention to the species that suffer from the same diseases as potatoes. They can transmit these infections "by inheritance". Among these crops are primarily tomatoes, but also eggplants, bell peppers, and tobacco.

In addition, large tubers require sufficiently nutritious soil to form. Therefore, you should not plant potatoes after such exhausting crops as peas, beans, or lentils.

As for planting potatoes in the same place where the same crop grew last year, this is generally allowed, but not for more than three years in a row. The vegetable gradually extracts the same nutrients it needs from the soil and depletes it over time, which, of course, has a bad effect on yield.

Pumpkin crops are considered good predecessors for potatoes. Or cabbage, which does not transmit diseases and pests to the root crop. This vegetable will also grow well after corn because this crop improves soil structure and makes it optimal for the formation of tubers. It is also good to grow potatoes after mustard, clover or alfalfa.

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