All garden crops require fertile soil, but cabbage is in the lead. To build a large and strong head of cabbage, she chooses a large amount of organic matter and minerals from the soil. In addition, the plant's root system is very powerful: the main root can go deeper into the soil by more than 40 cm, and the side roots are not far behind and grow far to the sides. It is no wonder that tearing cabbages with roots is not an easy task and you have to either dig up the stalks or wait until they freeze and fade.
So it turns out that after harvest the cabbage bed remains depleted to a decent depth and not all crops can provide nutrients next season. Do not forget about the various pests and diseases affecting this vegetable popular in the dacha. Having stayed in the soil and overwintering, the larvae and various “harmful” bacteria attack new plants with new force, therefore it is necessary to take a very responsible attitude to their choice, determining what to plant after cabbage next year.
First of all, it is necessary to choose crops that do not belong to the cruciferous family( or cabbage).This means that they are not susceptible to common diseases among these plants.
What can I plant?
Best after cabbage, especially after the early varieties of white cabbage and cauliflower, the following vegetables grow:
What can not be planted?
After the cabbage, you can not plant those plants that love cabbage pests, namely:
Otherwise, instead of simply caring for plants, there is a cruel pest control that will not only be in full swing at the usual place, but also actively expand its territory.
Where to plant cabbage?
Precursors for cabbage are all legumes and root vegetables. In addition, it grows well after cereals and cucumbers.
It is permissible to plant the cabbage itself in the old place only after three years, provided that during this time the plot was fertilized and the crucifers were not grown there.