When you think about growing carrots, you may think of an orange vegetable with a little triangle. This vegetable is very popular with rabbits and can improve vision. Most of these things come from the myth that carrots are actually very bright in color, which is not popular with rabbits, and will not eliminate blurred vision (but its vitamin A content is conducive to eye health). They are still delicious supplements in your garden. You can use carrots with plants to improve your garden!The following content also has some reference value for raised garden beds.

Many plants can improve your carrots, but carrot plants also have many benefits. Their long roots can keep the soil aerated and absorb nutrients from deep underground. They don't take up too much space, so you can insert seeds into the ground almost anywhere to make full use of your space. Let's study the accompanying plants of carrots, so you can learn how to make full use of this sweet root vegetable!

Accompanying planting is a simple way to make your garden more efficient. In fact, peer planting refers to selecting plants that benefit from each other and planting them together to help each other become stronger and manage pests.

garden bedMany gardeners like to use gardening methods, such as planting flowers near vegetables, so that pests will run to flowers instead of eating your food. Flowers will also attract beneficial insects and pollinators, which will help to increase the yield of crops.

If your vegetables don't taste the best, try planting a companion nearby. Green leafy vegetables sometimes taste better when planted next to beans, because beans produce nitrogen, and green vegetables need a lot of nitrogen. However, planting some plants near shrubs and beans at the same time may be harmful to both plants. This is the thorny point of companion planting.

Supporting planting also provides a built-in support system, because all plants work together, which will make your garden more cohesive. Gardeners like to plant broad beans and peas with sunflowers or corn on the natural trellis.

Planting seeds of shallow-rooted plants at the roots of higher plants will help you make full use of your space, provide ground cover, keep the soil cool and covered, and help larger plants keep healthy. You can also plant fast-growing plants next to slow-growing plants as a natural line marker to remember where you planted things.

There are many reasons to plant companion plants in your garden, especially if you are limited to small beds or planting bags.

The best companion plants of carrots are those that can prevent carrot flies. Carrot flies lay eggs near the roots of carrots, parsnips, parsley, celery and dill. Once the larvae appear, they will eat the root hairs and eventually grow big enough to eat into the root. If you cut an infected carrot, you will see many tunnels dug out by the larvae!

It is a good choice to grow leeks and other members of the leek family, such as garlic, leeks, onions and carrots. They are good companion plants and can resist cucumber beetles and other pests. It is believed that planting these plants around carrots is the best choice to prevent carrot fly (also known as carrot rust fly). 

Marigold can drive away aphids and prevent many other pests, so they are very suitable for planting in every corner of the garden! Avoid trying to plant marigold with cabbage and beans in the garden, because these flowers may slow down their growth.

garden bedAnother kind of stop plant that is planted with the carrot plant is eclipta crassipes. They can repel various pests, but they can also be used as trapping crops. Pests will be attracted to the lotus instead of your carrot. You can let them do whatever they want on the lotus, and you can also take this opportunity to eliminate them

Because carrots have deep roots, planting them near shallow-rooted plants will prevent them from being compacted, but will also provide good air circulation. Some carrots, such as cabbage, lettuce, cauliflower, cauliflower or Brussels sprouts, are planted near green vegetables and plants. Carrots will help to absorb nutrients to the soil surface, making green leafy vegetables more delicious.

Small radish is also a good choice for growing carrot plants. Small radishes sprout faster and develop faster, so if you plant carrots and radish seeds at the same time, radishes will loosen the soil and make carrots easier to develop. You will harvest radishes before they hinder the growth of carrots. For this reason, they are one of the best companion plants!

Carrots like dark places in the garden, so they are planted under tall plants such as cherry tomatoes and Mexican peppers. You can trim the higher accompanying plants, so that there is enough space at the top of the carrot to maintain the airflow regulation, and the roots will not block each other.

Beans, such as peas, lentils, or various beans, such as beans, soybeans, mung beans, broad beans, chickpeas, and even polar beans, are good companion plants for growing carrots. They provide nitrogen, which in turn provides a healthy soil for the growth of carrots. Provide fertile soil for your carrots, rich in nutrients needed for their healthy growth, which will provide a good start for your growing season.

Planting tomatoes on your carrot bed may help tomatoes produce more fruit, because carrots aerate the soil around your tomato plant. Carrots also help tomato plants produce more delicious fruits, because root crops open up space for more nutrient absorption and healthy growth. Tomatoes even attract parasitic wasps, which feed on the pests of these two plants.

Carrots are also the best companion plants of leeks, and vice versa. Carrots are good companion plants for leeks because they can prevent leek moths, while leeks are good for carrots because they can prevent carrot flies. If you have a slow-growing carrot variety, leek can also keep your carrots cool in sunny conditions.

Although you can plant many accompanying plants with carrots, some plants should stay away from your carrot crops because they do more harm than good. Let's review those plants that are not suitable for growing carrots.

Avoid planting carrots with other large root crops. Little radishes like the early scarlet ball will not be a problem because their roots are shallow and can only grow to 1 inch high and wide.

However, other plants with larger roots, such as radish, parsnip and potato, will compete for space and nutrients, hinder the growth of carrots, and cause abnormal or unhealthy carrots. The main nutrient that these rhizome vegetables will compete for is phosphorus, which is the healthy big root. If you have many roots eating this kind of nutrition, you can imagine that everything will become very small and weak.

Potatoes and fennel should be kept away, because they can attract pests like carrots and other pests that will not become problems! Fennel attracts many beneficial insects, but it also attracts many pests. Therefore, according to the plant you plant, it is best to keep it away from the whole garden if possible. Consider planting in a container. If you are not sure how far it needs, you can move around.

If your garden space is limited, you must plant potatoes and fennel on the same planting bed with carrots, then try to plant them on the opposite end, and plant carrots with a partner who can resist pests. If you plant it next to a plant that can prevent similar pests, it will be even better.

February 14, 2023

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