The combination of successfully complementary crops on one bed allows you to get a healthy harvest. Onions will drive away the pests, carrots, in turn, thanks to the leaves, will create a shadow. Plants in no way harm each other. In addition, an unusual landing will add originality to the garden.
Table of contents
- Can I plant onions and carrots together on the same bed?
- Compatible varieties for planting
- Preparing seeds
- Preparing the beds
- How to plant:
- scheme Harvest time
Can I plant onions and carrots together on the same bed?
The roots of the bulbs are much higher than the rhizomes of carrots, so the plants get along excellently on the same bed. This method is used to increase the productivity of the garden .
Carrots cover almost all the season in the garden. Seeds are planted at a distance, and bulbs are advantageously placed in the rows between the rows.
Due to the fact that gathers the onion harvest earlier, the roots of the carrot grow in the growth of until the autumn and receive additional loosening of the soil.
Carrots grown in this way with onions grow larger and juicier. It does not interfere with the ripening of the bulbs.
By the time the tops are growing up, arrows are formed on the bulbs, later they dry up and fall to the ground.
If you follow all the rules of planting, there will be enough space in the garden to grow large-sized crops.
Compatible varieties for planting
There are no basic rules for choosing varieties. Gardeners manage to plant and grow root vegetables with onions, shallots and sevke.
Only, that needs to be followed, if you plan to plant large bulbs - the distance between the rows.
Traditionally, 15-20 cm is left between rows, if large onion varieties are planted, the distance should be increased to 30 cm.
Those who are afraid that the carrots will not have time to ripen and thicken, recommended early-maturing varieties - Ural or May .
To temper them during early planting in the spring, seeds can be placed for a day in the refrigerator.
If it is supposed to plant in the middle of spring in arid climates, seeds are soaked so that they can quickly hike .
During this time, the seed will turn, seedlings will appear much earlier. This method is not suitable for cold climates and in the period of frost.
In order for the onion to rise earlier, can be trimmed with scissors by the tails of .In a stable warm climate, the bulbs can be soaked in a solution of potassium permanganate. This will allow the roots to wake up and disinfect the seed material from fungi.
Onion sets are laid in the ground as is or planted with seedlings. Seeds should not be cut through. Seed storage time is 2-3 years.
Preparation of the
garden beds Even unpretentious vegetable crops require prepared soil. It should be pre-loosened and fertilized.
To achieve this, you can using simple rules for preparing the soil for planting :
- The soil that has been dug up and fertilized with organic matter in autumn, is folded in the spring.
- Mark the border between rows for seeding. This can be done with the help of a string stretched over the entire length of the rope.
- A groove is made into which ash and sawdust are laid. Seedlings are sown on top.
- The next furrow is prepared for carrots. It can be sown or laid glued to the paper seeds.
- Rows alternate at their discretion. When all planted, grooves gently sprinkled with earth. To ram them is not necessary.
- Watering when shoots appear regularly. Do not let the soil dry out.
- If the landing is carried out in early spring, the rows must be warmed with a covering material.
This method of planting is a very convenient , eliminates frequent weed and does not require protection from pests.
are sown on top. How to plant:
scheme Desperate gardeners are not afraid of experiments. It is thanks to them that original ways of growing vegetables in mixed beds appear. The main thing to observe the right neighborhood, , not every culture gets along with each other .
As for root vegetables and onions, they are very successful neighbors .There are many ways of planting, someone alternates rows, and someone has good yields when sown together in the same groove.
The second option is preferable when planting carrots and onion sets. The most popular schemes for mixed beds:
- seeds mixed with onion kernels and sown heavily in the furrows;
- seeds are glued onto toilet paper and rolled along the length of the bed;
- onion turnip sticks his hands into the soil, sowing seeds between rows;
- onion seedlings will be placed in holes made with a stick, the adjacent furrows will be seeded with carrots.
Any of the presented options for landing is suitable for any suburban area.
For comparison, you can break different beds in the garden. This will make it possible to understand which option is most appropriate for certain conditions.
Planting carrots and onions in natural farming:
When collecting onions, carrot roots do not suffer, as they are located deep in the ground.
When the bulbs are collected, a place will be made free. All moisture will flow to the carrots rhizomes.
Harvesting onions will loosen the soil , so it will be enriched with oxygen. Additionally, the soil can be supplemented with organic matter.
Some gardeners practice partial harvesting, not all bulbs are torn off, but through one. They enable the onions to grow and persist in the soil until autumn. Accordingly, carrots can also be broken through in the process of growth.
When harvesting the soil should be wetted , then you will not need to use a shovel. If the bed is loose, the ripened crop can be simply pulled out with your hands.
A lot of the combined garden rows have a lot of , firstly, this is a useful neighborhood. Secondly - saving space. In the third - the aesthetic appeal of the garden.