It is not very easy to grow good carrots, but in relation to neighbors in the garden and subsequent crops, it is quite a peaceful vegetable. Since almost everyone is planting carrots, it is important to answer the question of what is better to plant after it in the next season, as well as whether there is a list of prohibited followers.
The list of vegetables that can be planted in one place for several years in a row is very short, and carrots did not get into it. In order for the harvest on the vegetable beds to be decent, and gardening not to cause unnecessary problems, the simplest rules of crop rotation must be observed. The main thing that they prohibit is to plant vegetables in the garden that belong to the same family with the predecessor, which means that they have a similar "bouquet" of possible diseases, the same pests.
In addition, the rotation of crops is carried out in such a way that they have different food "addictions": for example, after vegetables that absorb a lot of nitrogen, plant those that relate to its lack calmly.
If the main nutrients can be added with fertilizers, then it is more difficult to maintain the correct balance of microelements, it should recover over time on its own.
Once every few years, the land needs rest, but land-poor summer residents cannot afford this, and therefore the correct alternation of crops in small areas is especially important. To some extent, the technique helps to restore soil fertility, in which, after a culture with superficially located roots, those in which the roots penetrate deeply are planted, and vice versa. It is necessary to take into account the basic conditions necessary for the growth of certain vegetables: the composition and acidity of the soil, the illumination in the garden, the moisture capacity of the soil, etc.
The best technique for restoring fertility is the systematic use of green manure
Carrots have few roots, but taproots penetrate deeply into the ground, extracting nutrients mainly from the lower layers of the soil. Therefore, after it, it is more correct to plant vegetables in which the roots are close to the surface. She uses a lot of nutrients, therefore, if you do not carry out full fertilization of the garden, after it you can plant only crops that are undemanding in this regard.
It is best to sow siderates (oats, lupine, mustard) after carrots, and only after mowing and embedding them in the soil, plant the following vegetables.
Diseases and pests characteristic of carrots mainly affect only umbrella crops, so there are not many restrictions in this regard. In general, if soil and other conditions permit, it is best to plant next year after carrots:
Tomatoes love former carrot beds
Of course, a carrot bed can be occupied with flowers and berry crops (strawberries or strawberries).
It is permissible, but not recommended to plant pumpkin after carrots: cucumbers, zucchini, pumpkin itself. This is only due to the "gluttony" of the pumpkin: the soil is already depleted after carrots, and it will not be easy to restore its fertility sufficient for pumpkins.
The strict prohibition in this case applies only to umbrella crops, which, in addition to carrots, include the well-known:
Everything that blooms in the shape of an umbrella has no place in the garden after carrots
All these vegetables are affected by the same diseases, they have the same pests. Of course, the carrots themselves cannot be sown on this bed next year. It is allowed to return it to its previous place in 3-4 years. In addition, for not entirely clear reasons, experts do not recommend planting rather problem-free onions and garlic after carrots, although these are the best neighbors for planting in the same year.
After carrots the next year, it is categorically impossible to plant related umbrella crops. For other vegetables, options are possible, but the list of the best followers includes, first of all, potatoes, cabbage and tomatoes.
Crop rotation is a procedure that requires annual rotation of the crops grown on the site. The yield and fertility of the soil depends on its observance. Sowing after carrots must be carried out according to the rules of crop rotation, because this crop greatly depletes the soil.
Sowing rules after carrots
Why carrots are such a popular vegetable, firstly, it is an exceptional source of useful minerals and vitamins, especially vitamin A. Just two root vegetables a day can provide the body with vitamins A sufficiently. Also, these roots are used to prevent cardiovascular diseases. Carrots are also used for cosmetic purposes. But, of course, this vegetable is also grown for culinary purposes, because without carrots it is difficult to imagine making soup, or any kind of meat broths, or salads.
Planting carrots is carried out in loose soil, when caring for carrots, it is important to thin out its seedlings, if they are too thick, because the development of seedlings is not a priority, the main thing is what is underground. We thin out the plantings, only after the appearance of the third leaf. If you follow these simple tips, you can grow a decent crop. But, what if you have already grown carrots on this site last year, what to plant after carrots next yearto ensure the correct crop rotation?
Let's take a closer look at this issue:
Often experienced summer residents give different answers to the question of what to plant after carrots next year when it comes to planting cucumbers after carrots. But, we can safely say that it is possible, especially if you fertilized carrots with manure, such soil is also suitable for cucumbers. But planting carrots after cucumbers is highly discouraged. Vegetables such as beets are good neighbors for carrots, which can be used to enclose carrots or even plant them in the same garden.
The question of what to plant after carrots for the next year can be considered resolved. If you follow the advice on crop rotation, you will not only ensure yourself a good harvest, but you will also be able to maintain the soil in your area in a decent condition. On this we say goodbye to you, follow our advice, and you will definitely succeed, your garden without hassle, will delight you, see you soon!
Root crops noticeably deplete the soil. Therefore, planting after carrots next year is best for crops that do not really need fertile soil or those whose roots are shallow. Suitable for planting in one bed (or several - depending on the size of the allotment) "lovers" of a solid amount of organic fertilizers.
Carrots are a good predecessor for:
In areas where carrots grew, you can lay a perennial berry plant, strawberries and strawberries feel good here.
An excellent option for restoring land after carrots is sowing siderates. Mustard, rye, oats or phacelia structure the soil, disinfect, and suppress the development of weeds.
Onions are the best neighbor. If you sow carrots next to onions or garlic, then you will be able to drive off the carrot fly. The reason for this process is that flies cannot stand the smell of onions. It will also contribute positively to the growth of the onion itself. After all, he also suffers from a fly, but already an onion one. The result is a fairly mutual effect of carrots on onions, and vice versa.
Let's take a look at plants that shouldn't be planted next to carrots:
In general, carrots cannot be attributed to capricious crops, but still there are nuances, without which it is simply unrealistic to achieve a positive result.
Some crops thrive not only after garlic, but also next to it. In this case, mutual enrichment and mutual protection occurs.
Strawberry has already been mentioned. It is relieved of pests by phytoncides produced by onions in large quantities. Thus, the garlic is allowed to be planted directly between the rows of berries, which promotes better growth of its heads. They will be larger and juicier.
Garlic also provides protection for nearby tomatoes, cucumbers and beets. Its smell scares away:
The effect is greatly enhanced by the parallel cultivation of dill. In such a company, tomatoes are guaranteed to be able to avoid the so-called rust, while protecting the garlic from scab. The main thing here is that the latter stay at a distance of at least 0.65 meters from the tomatoes.
Carrots protect garlic as well. Once in her neighbors, he will scare off pests, including a carrot fly.
Such cultures do not tolerate proximity to onions:
It is better to breed them in beds located further from each other.
Carrots are a popular garden crop that is considered highly rotationally sensitive. In order for root crops to grow even and large, you need to carefully choose a planting site. Carrots are best planted after:
Carrots and vegetables from the nightshade family do not have common pests, therefore, after tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, the risk of carrot fly infection is significantly reduced. In addition, these crops consume predominantly different nutrients from the soil and from its different layers. You can get an excellent harvest by planting root crops after nightshades.
Onions and garlic have a specific smell that repels carrot flies and other pests. To avoid contamination of root crops, you can not only plant carrots in the garden where onions or garlic previously grew, but also this year plant crops from the onion family nearby.
Carrots grow well after onions, but this year these crops can be planted next to each other.
Any soil loves replenishment, the more often we do it, the better for plants, the main thing is less nitrates and other GMOs. Compost and manure are the best natural fertilizers for the land.
Hello Nika! Indeed, it is necessary to prepare the soil for the plants in advance by adding the necessary nutrients to it. But, the principle more and more often does not always benefit the plants. For example, some of them prefer light soil, but, in saturated and heavy soil, they begin to hurt or not bear fruit.
Fertilizers need to be applied at a strictly defined time. So, nitrogen is needed during the period when your pets are gaining vegetative mass, but if you add it during the period when the buds appear, the plant will begin to fatten. Namely, to increase the number of shoots and leaves. Harvest in this case is not worth waiting for. If nitrogen-containing fertilizing is applied in the fall, then it is most likely that this will provoke the death of the species growing in the place of introduction. An excess of this substance leads to the development of fungal diseases, so the dosage must also be observed.
Don't underestimate synthetic fertilizers. They are able to quickly saturate plants with missing elements. Organic matter takes time to decay. And organic dressings that are not sufficiently rotted are generally capable of provoking a burn on the roots.
With regard to more harsh chemicals, for example, poisons or drugs, it is not very difficult to do without them. They preserve the harvest as well as the health of your pets. In this case, it is also important when exactly the processing was performed, so that harmful substances have already left them before the collection of the fruits. In order to reduce the risks, biological products can be used, but they are not effective in all cases.
We would like to note that organic fertilizers should not replace synthetic fertilizers and preparations, but supplement them. And if you follow the recommendations, you will only get a positive effect from all these funds.
In our garden, the beds of beets and carrots are nearby and we periodically alternate planting. In addition to carrots, in the place where the beets grew, we plant potatoes, that is, we try to adhere to the crop rotation.
Hello Igor! It is absolutely correct to carry out the rotation of species, this will help to get a good harvest every year. In addition, we recommend applying fertilizers not only by preparing the soil in advance, but also directly during the period of beet growth.
For the first time, it is worth adding nitrogen, and during the formation of root crops, phosphorus and potassium are used. Potassium chloride, superphosphates are good. It is better to give preference to chlorine forms of fertilizers, because they contain much less nitrates, and root crops absorb them intensively. The ions contained in the chlorine forms of potassium mixtures have neutralizing properties, which helps them to reduce the concentration of nitrates. We recommend using complex products, since there are many more elements that the plant needs. For example, magnesium, zinc, sulfur or boron.
During the period of beet growth, it is not worth adding organic matter, as this will reduce the quality of the fruit. You can use such a tool a week before planting, digging up a site with the manure.If you want to make the root vegetables sweet, then regular salt will help. You can water or spray the beds with salt water. It also serves as pest prevention. But, make sure that such moisture does not get on other plants, this can have a very bad effect on them.