companion gardening - Knowledgebase Question

Question by char328
May 17, 2010
Can I grow my pepper plants in between my potato plants? Are these good companion plants?

Answer from NGA
May 17, 2010


Both peppers and potatoes grow best in full sunshine so culturally, they make good companions. There's no reason they cannot grow near one another. However, you'll want to rotate your crops next year to different parts of the garden. Peppers and potatoes are members of the nightshade family and are susceptible to the same diseases. If you were to plant them, or tomatoes - which are also members of the nightshade family - in that garden spot, you may be inviting disease problems. But for this year, they should be just fine. Hope you have a great harvest!

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