What grows with cucumbers

13 Best Cucumber Companion Plants

Cucumbers are exuberant plants with vines that can sprawl over a lot of space—the healthier the plant, the more room they seem to take up. But, if you do not want your cucumbers to overgrow in a spot or choke out the competition, give the cucumber vines a trellis to grow up, giving you more space for other nearby plants.

Several garden plants fare well alongside these vigorous vines and make great companion plants for cucumbers. You'll find it's usually easiest to grow plants with similar care instructions, such as light, soil, water, and sun requirements. Some similar growing companions may include plants like tomatoes, zucchini, or squash. However, one thing to be careful of with similar-growing plants like cucumbers and tomatoes is they can sometimes fall prone to the same diseases, like mosaic virus or blight, which can spread easily if they're near each other.

The best companion plants help deter pests and do not compete with cucumbers for water or nutrients. The worst neighbors do just the opposite.

Best Cucumber Companion Plants

Special note about tomatoes and other cucurbits: Tomatoes and other cucurbits (cucumbers, zucchini, pumpkin) grow in the same conditions, complementing each other. They also attract similar pollinators to increase your plant's harvest. The reason these plants are not on the list as "best" companions is they are susceptible to some of the same diseases as cucumbers. If one plant gets infected, it's possible to wipe out your entire crop.

Learn more details about the garden plants that make the best cucumber companions and discover why you should not grow potatoes, sage, mint, and melon with cucumbers.

How to Grow Cucumbers

What Is Companion Planting?

Companion planting is the practice of planting different species together based on their ability to enhance one another's growth, offer some form of pest protection, or other advantages.

Sometimes this is a matter of choosing plants with different growth habits that do not compete with one another for space, or it can mean choosing companions that have different nutrient needs in order to make efficient use of soil. Ideally, companion plants help ward off destructive insects, making garden pest management easier.

Some companion planting simply involves common sense—making sure that taller plants don't provide too much shade to low-growing plants, for instance. Strategic companion planting is especially important in small gardens or wherever careful space planning is needed. 

Companion Planting to Control the Insects in Your Garden

Benefits of Companion Planting

Seasoned gardeners swear by companion planting because it increases the health and productivity of crops like cucumbers. Benefits of companion planting for cucumbers and other plants include:

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Best Companion Plants for Cucumbers

Various vegetables, flowers, and herbs make excellent companions for cucumbers.

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Chances are good that you found this article because you are thinking about planting cucumbers in your garden – and wish nothing but the best for their, and your, success.

Or perhaps these companions for garden cucumbers have found you. Say, you have already planted out your cucumbers, either from seed or transplants, casually heard about companion planting from a friend, or from Facebook, and are ready to learn more.

Whatever the case may be, know that companion planting rarely ever lets you down, and most times the rewards will be visible.

However, there are times when it is more or less effective.

Never let companion planting be a sole substitute for taking proper care of your garden (watering, weeding, fertilizing, mulching, etc.).

Also, keep in mind that companion planting doesn’t account much for the unpredictable weather. If it rains for weeks on end, it is not the fault of the plants, or their ability to thrive. Chalk it up to experience and replant if the season allows, or try again next year with a new strategy.

In a garden, anything can happen! Have fun and be willing to play around with what grows. Even if some veggies are misshapen and knobby, and even if it means that you get to eat some weeds in the meantime.

No one became a master gardener overnight, but we can all keep trying!

Benefits of companion planting

When you invest your time and energy in planting a garden, it often comes to light that you are on a quest for wholesome, nutritious and delicious food. To harvest that, you have to imagine several factors at once, all of which are vying for your attention.

You need to think about seeds and the layout of your garden, how much sun and how much shade it receives daily.

Depending on your climate you may need to consider irrigation, harvesting and storing of crops. And then comes companion planting to make it more complicated still.

Ask anyone who gardens this way, and they will proclaim that it works and that you should try it too!

A handful of benefits related to gardening with companion plants are:

The goal of companion planting is to form symbiotic relationships where plants provide for each other, in a friendly way. Anything from shade, to nutrients or physical support.

So, what do cucumbers prefer to be surrounded by?

Companion plants for cucumbers

Most cucumbers (Cucumis sativus) are ready to harvest in about 50-70 days, making them a popular choice to grow in the garden. You can see, and eat, real results in a short amount of time.

That is, if you can keep them disease-free.

I’ve often read how easy cucumbers are to grow. If you are in the same boat, congratulations! However, growing from experience, I know that cucumbers can be problematic, especially in colder/wetter climates.

Cucumbers may suffer from bacterial wilt, powdery mildew, a mosaic virus or an attack from cucumber beetles. It’s not easy being green!

Companion planting can help overcome some of these challenges. Here are some suggestions of what to plant your cucumbers with for a more reliable crop:

1. Beans

Legumes such as peas and beans will help to fix essential nitrogen in the soil. That being said, it is wise to plant bush beans with cucumbers for increased vigor of your cucumber crop.

It may be wiser still to use a shared trellis for both your pole beans and your cucumbers. Not only will it save you space in the garden, they will enjoy the company of each other too.

2. Beets

Often, in companion planting, we plant certain vegetables next to each other for reasons of disease prevention.

Other times the placement of plants can be neutral. Meaning that the relationship is neither harmful, nor beneficial. Such is the case with beets.

So, if you are looking for a place to plant more beets in your garden, go ahead and sow the seeds near your cucumber plants. By all means, go ahead and eat those highly nutritious beet greens!! A treat you can rarely find at the store.

3. Celery

Celery is often planted near members of the cabbage family, for its strong scent is thought to deter the cabbage butterfly. It also enjoys the company of dill, which we will get to in a moment.

As far as combining celery and cucumbers, there is no superior reason to plant, or not plant them together. However, it is one of those more neutral pairings that makes it easier to space out the many kinds of vegetables in your garden.

With any size garden, you need as many as these neutral relationships as you can get.

4. Corn

Companions in the human and pet world, frequently help each other out. Plants innately do this too.

Corn, like sunflowers, can act as a support for smaller varieties of cucumbers, should the corn be sufficiently tall when the cukes are planted/transplanted.

Keep this timing in mind when getting started with spring planting. Most of all, experiment with companion planting – and keep notes!

Just because it has worked for one gardener, doesn’t mean it will work the same good for you. It depends on your soil, the climate, the order of planting and more.

With time and experience it will be far easier, but don’t give up before you even get started. If one companion plant doesn’t work for you in your personal garden, another one surely will.

5. Dill

If you are going to have one spice crop in your garden, make it dill. Both the young, fresh green leaves, as well as the dill seeds, and dried flowers are perfect for pickling.

Dill also attracts loads of fly-by and crawl-by beneficial insects such as parasitic wasps and other pollinators. In an organic garden, you can never have too many of those.

You might also notice that dill has a slight effect on the flavor of your cucumbers. This is only beneficial if you enjoy the flavor of dill. Only plant it if you do.

6. Lettuce

If you are seeking a vegetable that is incredibly easy to grow, lettuce is your answer.

Sow a line of seeds and something is bound to emerge. Will it ever form a nice head like you buy from the store? Not always. That’s why some people prefer to grow leaf lettuce. It’s all salad greens once it is ripped up and coated with a homemade vinaigrette…

Lettuce, as a companion plant is good next to strawberries, radishes, carrots, and you guessed it, cucumbers. Again, for no special reasons, other than the fact that they do not dislike each other. For beneficial companion plants, that is reason enough.

7. Marigolds

These useful flowers help to repel all sorts of beetles and insects in the garden. There are many reasons why you’d want to grow marigolds in your vegetable garden.

In Hungarian they are known as büdöske. When literally translated, “büdös” means “smelly”, and you will find them in just about every garden in the countryside.

Perhaps without even knowing why, most villagers plant them, they are abundantly and quietly doing their job of helping to protect the entire garden with their “fragrance”.

8. Nasturtiums

Another amazing flower to plant in your garden every year is nasturtiums.

You’ll find time and time again just how essential they are. Not only are they edible, straight from the garden, they can be used in herbal infused vinegars, or as a natural antibiotic tincture.

With regards to planting nasturtiums alongside cucumbers, not only do they have a similar low-growing and sprawling habit that looks beautiful, the nasturtiums also repel insects, such as thrips, aphids and other cucumber munching bugs.

9. Peas

The same as with beans, peas also add to the nitrogen content in the soil. This by itself is not a high requirement for cucumbers, though it never hurts, since the N-P-K levels are slowly adjusting over time. This also depends on how often you fertilize, and with what type of fertilizer you apply.

Looks-wise, peas and cucumbers complement each other, at least in the beginning.

You also need to be mindful of timing when figuring out how to best “companion plant” your garden. As peas can be started – and harvested – earlier, then your cucumbers will have more space to start sprawling when their time comes to shine.

10. Radishes

If you plant several lines of radishes in your garden, you know that it is best to stagger the planting, lest you be faced with eating 60 radishes in a single meal!

But what about growing cucumbers and radishes together?

It is useful to grow cucumbers to find out that they have one larger taproot, and several shallow roots that do not extend very far from the base. When you think about this root system, compared to root vegetables (carrots, turnips, parsley and parsnips), you will come to the conclusion the roots of cucumbers and root vegetables will not interfere with one another.

This, in turn, makes them great companion plants. It has been said that radishes may also help to deter damaging cucumber beetles. Companion planting is definitely worth a try!

11. Sunflowers

Remembering that most cucumbers have a tendency to climb, sunflowers, just like corn, make for a functional and natural trellis.

This, in turn, helps you to save space in your garden. By the time you are ready to harvest the sunflower seeds, the cucumbers will have been long harvested.

A word of advice: choose pickling cucumbers for trellising on sunflowers that are lighter weight. If the cukes become too heavy, they could fall off (slide down) the sunflowers and become damaged.

3 plants you shouldn’t grow next to cucumbers

With ideas in mind what to plant alongside your cucumbers, it is just as useful to know what they don’t like.

Cucumbers are pretty easy going plants without strong likes or dislikes, though there are three plants that stand out: aromatic herbs, melons and potatoes. Never plant these next to cucumbers.

1. Aromatic herbs

Basil is a definite no next to cucumbers. Though it will improve the flavor of your tomatoes. Plant it there instead!

Sage is reported to stunt the growth of cucumbers.

Peppermint, and mints in general, can be tricky herbs to grow in the garden. Not in the sense that they don’t grow well. In fact, they tend to grow overly well! This also lends to their ability to escape boundaries.

While mint can be grown in a pot, in an effort to tame it, it does still prefer the comfort of space in the soil. Since your mint is a sprawling perennial, you will have to find a place further down the row for your cucumbers.

Companion herbs to plant with cucumbers instead:



Insects that like to feast on melons also like to dine on cucumbers. And once they find and develop a taste for your canteloupe, they may find your pickling material alluring as well. In essence, when the two are planted together, along with other pumpkins and gourds, you are creating a mini-monoculture.

And life in the world of monoculture farming/gardening is never to your advantage. It takes lots of fertilizers and pesticides to keep the insects and other diseases at bay. The very thing we are trying to avoid with companion planting.

Melons can, however, be planted next to Brussels sprouts, broccoli, lettuce, okra, carrots, cauliflower and kale.

Fitting everything into your garden is like putting a puzzle together.

As opposed to an actual 2,000-piece puzzle, the larger your garden, the easier it is to plant. You may also find that the no-dig method of gardening comes to your advantage in combination with companion planting.

3. Potatoes

As you may have already noticed, potatoes are very heavy feeders in the garden. If you have cucumbers growing nearby, you may notice a difference in the quality and size of the harvestable fruit.

The primary reason not to plant potatoes and cucumbers together, is that cukes can encourage potato blight if the conditions are just right. If you have a later variety of potato planted in your garden, make sure it is planted as far away from your cucumbers as possible.

With smaller gardens, creating distance between plants may be hard, if not impossibly difficult.

Just be aware of potential problems and always keep an eye out for signs of disease, so that you can react as quickly as possible, should something go awry.

Planning your future garden with companion planting in mind

As your enjoyment of gardening really begins to take root in your backyard, you’ll find that companion planting really starts with the design of the garden itself.

If you already have plants in the ground that are seemingly “out of order”, or against the set of guidelines regarding companion planting, I am here to tell you not to fret over the small details.

With each season of working in (and with) the garden, you will find out what works best for you and your plants.

It is good to remember that guidelines are not rules. Though they are gardeners’ testimonials of what it means to harvest a wonderful crop.

So, if you want to know what to plant – or not to plant! – for instance next to your potatoes to increase their yield and minimize damage from Colorado potato beetles and other insects, you can find our potato companion planting guidelines here.

Just be sure to plant your cucumbers farther away from your potatoes!

This combination is a growing mistake.

The ever popular topic of companion plants for tomatoes, includes beans, squash, as well as cucumbers. But be sure to stay away from planting tomatoes with Brassicas, such as cabbage, broccoli and kohlrabi.

And never plant tomatoes with potatoes!

Even if they taste wonderful together in a meal, they do not make the greatest of friends in the garden.

The best way to learn about companion planting, is to keep trying new ways of growing and see what works best in your garden. Then share your companion planting success (and failures) with others. You can also share your bountiful harvests too!


Choosing a neighbor without harm to plants

Successfully planted crops on the same bed can help each other grow, repel pests and synthesize the components necessary for the neighbor. An illiterate planting of plants on your site can significantly reduce the yield: the forces spent on development will be given to the struggle for a place under the sun. The review will discuss what plants cucumbers are combined with and where it is better to plant a crop that bears fragrant fruits.


  • 4 Popular neighborhood: cucumbers and tomatoes
  • 5 Correct cucumber neighborhood
    • 5.1 cucumber near the eggplant and vice versa
    • 5.2 Cucumber next to the peppers and vice versa
    • 5.3 Cucumber near the zucchini and vice versa
    • 5.4 Cucumber next to the onion and vice versa
    • 5.5 Ogurets near the sunflower

    Cleaning the place for cultivation of cucumbers

    The study of biological patterns allows not only to increase the yield, but also save the budget without spending money on fertilizers. Each vegetable crop has its own preferences. This also applies to predecessors on the land plot, and neighbors during the development period.

    According to the crop rotation, for the cucumber as a representative of the pumpkin family, all crops planted before the current season are combined into the following groups:

    • good, that is, after which it is better to plant cucumbers;
    • possible, the growth of which practically does not affect the development of lashes and ovaries;
    • are bad, choosing from the ground those components that are also important for cucumbers.

    Good and possible predecessors for cucumbers

    These include legumes (except beans) and nightshade crops. Among the nightshade as the best representatives, potatoes and tomato are distinguished. Thus, when answering the question whether it is possible to plant cucumbers after tomatoes, an affirmative response is given.

    Zelentsy grow well after any sort of onion. Successfully cultivated after cauliflower and white cabbage and most root crops. The best predecessors for plants bearing fragrant fruits did not include beans and carrots, as they are subject to white rot, which is fatal to cucumber.

    Beets, carrots, radishes are what cucumbers can be planted after, they are often called neutral or possible predecessors.

    Bad cucumber precursors

    The most undesirable crops, after which cucumbers are not sown in the ground, include representatives of the pumpkin family. Zucchini, pumpkins, squash - this is something after which it is not recommended to plant cucumbers. They suffer from identical diseases, feed on the same elements.

    To prevent one-sided depletion of the soil available on the bed, it is important to ensure crop rotation. Plants must be alternated, and not intensively feed the earth. The main criterion for changing crops is the dependence on nutrients for a particular vegetable. One of the simplest (but not ideal) crop rotation methods is top-to-root rotation.

    Cucumbers as precursors

    The vegetable is demanding on soil composition and top dressing. This can be noticed on your own if you sow the same variety on different plots of land. Beets and carrots, turnips and radishes, celery, potatoes - this is what you can plant after cucumbers, as they are less picky about the composition of the soil. Before planting cucumbers, it is recommended to fertilize the soil with both mineral compounds and organic top dressing. But these methods will not allow you to save all the nutrients in the ground. That is why cabbage is not planted next year.

    The question is whether it is possible to plant tomatoes after cucumbers, the answer is yes. And greens are a good predecessor for this nightshade culture. Also in the greenhouse, in the garden, you can successfully grow cruciferous, onion and garlic.

    Wrong cucumber neighborhood

    Weeds are a danger to any useful crop. But the threat can be borne by quite edible and familiar representatives of the plant world. The mismatch between them is due to specific root or leaf secretions, which adversely affect adjacent plantings.

    Unfavorable neighborhood for cucumber

    Poor compatibility of plants with greens is observed with a popular representative of nightshade culture - potatoes.

    Allelopathy - the ability to inhibit the development of organisms growing in the neighborhood - in this case is mutual. Also, the vegetable in question does not get along with salad, aromatic herbs (dill as an exception). At the same time, the salad itself does not feel uncomfortable.

    Therefore, it is not recommended to plan and plant cucumber plantations around:

    1. potatoes;
    2. salads;
    3. herbs (except dill).

    Cucumber as an undesirable neighbor

    The flavor combination of cucumber and tomato fruits in one seaming jar in popular canning recipes rarely fails. Also, these plants do not like each other in the process of growth. Is it possible to get a bountiful harvest when tomatoes and cucumbers grow in the same greenhouse at the same time - the article will be discussed later.

    Cucumbers are in many ways a favorable neighbor, if you do not take into account his desire to grab onto everything that is nearby with his antennae. Some vegetable growers do not recognize the interaction of cultures at all. Allelopathy may indeed be mild if the plants are cultivated outdoors, where any influence is smoothed out.

    Popular neighborhood: cucumbers and tomatoes

    Any tomatoes and cucumbers in the same greenhouse are bad neighbors. This common tandem cannot be called successful. First, vegetables have different preferences in microclimates. Secondly, the oppression of cucumbers by tomatoes in greenhouse conditions can also be explained by the cultivation technique.

    When rotating crops on a plot of land and when looking for an answer to the question of whether it is possible to plant tomatoes after cucumbers, you should familiarize yourself with the conditions of soil fertility. So, the tomato will grow well after the cucumbers. But it is recommended to wait for the season and plant something in demand from legumes at this time. Good nutrient soil will be quickly depleted in the absence of proper planting. And even abundant fertilizers will not save the situation.

    Proper Cucumber Neighborhood

    Planning a vegetable planting system increases returns from the land. Knowledge and experience even help to properly compact the beds, which brings even more fruit. The chaotic placement of crops on the site can be explained by a lack of practice or time, but it is better to plan the planting pattern in advance.

    Radishes, peas, beets, corn - this is not a complete list of what can be planted next to cucumbers and count on productive labor results, since the struggle for food is not typical for these vegetables.

    Cucumber next to eggplants and vice versa

    Both cultures sympathize with each other, so cucumbers and eggplants are grown very successfully in the same greenhouse. Also, plants will not oppress each other in the open field, if the cucumber is timely placed on supports under the lashes. When planting vegetables in a greenhouse, sunny places should be taken under eggplant, as large cucumber leaves can shade.

    Cucumber next to peppers and vice versa

    Bulgarian pepper loves stuffy warm atmosphere, it does not develop well in drafts. The same climatic conditions are considered ideal for plants bearing green fruits. Therefore, cucumbers and peppers in the same greenhouse are allowed to be planted side by side. However, with their proximity, it is worth considering the direction of growth of the lashes so as not to obscure the representative of the nightshade culture. Sweet pepper varieties, along with cabbage and beans, are the best precursors for cucumbers in closed and unprotected conditions.

    Cucumber next to zucchini and vice versa

    Owners of small plots of land are wondering if it is possible to plant cucumbers and zucchini nearby, since both plants are vines. Allelopathy for the vegetables in question is not terrible. In addition, cultures do not pollinate, despite the relationship. Their close proximity is permissible even on the same bed. But it is important to ensure that the zucchini leaves do not drown out the cucumber ones.

    During frequent watering, which is important for a plant with greens, you should not ignore the zucchini, as they also like to receive water many times during the day.

    Cucumber next to an onion and vice versa

    Both crops are friendly to growing close to each other. It cannot be said that they actively help one another, driving away insect pests, but their close location on the same bed is quite acceptable. Is it worth it and is it possible to plant cucumbers after onions - definitely, yes. But after cucumbers, it is optimal to sow onions in a season in which it is allowed to sow legumes, which perfectly improve the composition of the soil. Together with onions, subject to this condition, plant a piece of land with corn, lettuce, and potatoes.

    Cucumber next to a sunflower

    It is not surprising that sunflowers are planted next to cucumbers. A thick stem of a herbal plant will hold and guide whips with greens of any size. Thus, on almost the same area, not only fragrant greens, but also homemade seeds, a rich source of essential fatty acids, are successfully harvested.

    Seeds, soil, climatic conditions, as it turns out, are only components of a fruitful harvest. Cucumber as a culture has its own preferences in the neighborhood and predecessors. Beans and peas, carrots and cabbage, onions and parsley, peppers and eggplant - these are things that can be planted next to cucumbers without fear of lopsided or mutual allelopathy. Observations show that not only specific secretions can inhibit or accelerate growth. For example, corn increases the yield by 20% mainly due to the fact that it creates the direction of the lashes together with a specific favorable microclimate. Read the article: What to plant in a greenhouse with tomatoes for a good harvest?

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    Obtaining a rich harvest in a summer cottage or household plot depends not only on climatic conditions, but also on the competent organization of planting. It is necessary to know the characteristics of garden crops in order to determine which plants can be planted next to cucumbers to improve the taste of fruits and increase yields.

    Correct neighborhood

    Plants are capable of exerting a certain influence on each other. Some species can stimulate the growth and development of their neighbors and protect them from pests. Others, on the contrary, interfere and even act depressingly. It is necessary to draw up a planting plan on the site or in the greenhouse, taking into account the compatibility of crops.

    Mixed crops will increase yields and help save space on the land. Legumes, corn, lettuce, radishes, spinach and lemon balm are ideal for co-cultivation with cucumbers. Perfectly coexist with this representative of the pumpkin family dill, garlic and onions. White cabbage is used to compact plantings.

    What to plant next to cucumbers in a greenhouse

    Combined plantings in a greenhouse provide an opportunity to get early greens, increase yields and prevent premature soil depletion. When choosing neighbors for a vertically located cucumber crop, it is necessary to take into account the ability of plants to tolerate shading.

    1. Excellent neighbors for cucumbers are peas or green beans sown nearby. They are planted in different parts of the greenhouse, saturate the soil with nitrogen and other nutrients. After harvesting legumes, it is recommended to cut the stems, leaving the roots in the ground to increase soil fertility.
    2. Early beets will not interfere with the growth and development of cucumbers. Its young greens can be used for salads. It is advisable to harvest the beets before the cucumber stems actively grow. In a shaded place, the development of the root crop will stop.
    3. To obtain a variety of greens, leaf turnip, onion, garlic, Beijing cabbage, mustard are sown between cucumber plantings.
    4. Radishes should be planted along the edge of the greenhouse ridge and harvested while the cucumber bushes are just gaining strength. This is necessary so that the radish does not interfere with the development of the cucumber root system.
    5. On neighboring beds in the greenhouse, it is allowed to grow cucumbers and tomatoes with similar care specifics. You can protect cucumbers from drafts while airing tomato beds by installing internal partitions.
    6. Dill sown in a greenhouse will attract pest-killing ladybugs.
    7. Row-planted corn can be used as support for cucumber stalks. When growing corn in greenhouse conditions, it is necessary to spray the plant with a fruit formation stimulator and pollinate it manually.


    Beginning gardeners should not create assorted vegetables in the greenhouse. For example, onions and beans get along well next to cucumbers and absolutely cannot stand being next to each other. Therefore, in the first year it is wiser to limit yourself to one or two cultures. Gradually accumulated knowledge and experience in compacting the beds will help to optimally plan the location of the plants.

    Pepper and eggplant next to cucumber

    Joint planting of peppers and eggplants in a greenhouse with cucumbers is allowed. It should be borne in mind that peppers and eggplant prefer nitrogen-containing fertilizers, and cucumbers prefer organic top dressing.

    Plant placement is recommended so that one crop does not shade the other. For example:

    • we place cucumbers on the central ridge;
    • on the left we plant eggplants;
    • on the right - peppers.


    To prevent cross-pollination, only one type of pepper is grown in the greenhouse - sweet or bitter.

    Watermelons and melons next to cucumbers

    Heat-loving watermelons and melons can coexist in the same greenhouse with cucumbers. At the same time, cucumber stalks are located on vertical supports, and stalks of gourds can be put on the ground. It is necessary to provide top dressing in sufficient quantity to exclude competition of plants for food. In addition, similar diseases can cause a gardener a lot of trouble.


    In large greenhouses, internal partitions can be used, thus creating the necessary microclimate for each of the crops.

    Cucurbit Compatibility

    Zucchini get along well with cucumbers, and the placement of these related crops on the same bed does not interfere with their comfortable development, as well as growing cucumbers next to a pumpkin. In this case, it is necessary to regularly direct the weaving stems of plants. Whips tangled on the ground are not very convenient for harvesting. Yes, and powerful leaves of pumpkin and zucchini will drown out the development of cucumber. An excellent way out in this situation is to put cucumber stems along the supports installed nearby.

    When planting cucumbers, zucchini and pumpkins together, the distance between the holes must be observed. Plants belonging to the gourd family require the same care, which greatly simplifies garden work. However, the joint planting of pumpkins with zucchini can lead to cross-pollination and a change in the appearance and taste of the fruit.

    When co-cultivating related crops, it must be remembered that insufficient fertilization leads to the fact that a more powerful root system of zucchini and pumpkin will inhibit the development of cucumber crops. In addition, plants of the gourd family are susceptible to powdery mildew and root rot.

    When planting cucumbers in the garden, it is wise to use trellises so that the stems of the plant can cling to the mustache, fixing themselves on a vertical surface. The space vacated in the garden is planted with plants that go well with cucumbers.

    Save a lot of space in the garden will help the use of sunflowers, strong powerful stalk which will serve as a reliable support for cucumber lashes. The microclimate created by sunflower crops will provide comfortable conditions for the development of cucumbers. Joint plantings of corn and cucumbers in open ground are used similarly.

    Flowers for the use of cucumbers

    Not only chemicals can protect plants from diseases and pests, but also flowers that are pleasant to the eye, which can be planted nearby.

    1. It is useful to plant a crop such as calendula with cucumbers. During flowering, it attracts a large number of insects, which is especially useful for pollinated cucumber varieties.
    2. To protect cucumbers from the invasion of the whitefly, it is recommended to plant nasturtium bushes near them.

    It is necessary to determine a place for growing cucumbers in a summer cottage or household plot, taking into account the peculiarities of weather conditions and soil composition. Do not forget about the illumination and protection from the wind. It is important to provide for timely watering for plants, to choose varieties recommended for the region. Take care of the preparation of fertilizers for the season, select and plan mixed plantings.

    Properly positioned garden "neighbors" will not only help each other grow.

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