Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Situation in Hawaii
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:40 am

» Compost pile in Schwenksville PA.
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:40 am

» Potato growing
by sanderson Today at 12:57 am

» Help! Onion Maggots!
by sanderson Today at 12:52 am

» Pests...How to keep at bay
by jimmy cee Yesterday at 10:41 pm

» N&C Midwest - MAY! Spring has sprung!
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:14 pm

» Lurking newby
by ispinwool Yesterday at 1:12 pm

» On the Road
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:09 pm

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 7:48 am

» New England May 2018
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:17 am

» Mr. Booker's Garden -2018
by sanderson 5/18/2018, 12:17 pm

» Volunteer Mushroom
by AtlantaMarie 5/18/2018, 7:13 am

» Hi from Burrrrlington Vermont!
by AtlantaMarie 5/18/2018, 7:10 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in MaY 2018
by Kelejan 5/17/2018, 10:30 pm

» Aero Garden for starting seeds?
by Windsor.Parker 5/17/2018, 3:44 pm

» Potatoes: Yes or No?
by jimmy cee 5/16/2018, 11:38 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals 5/16/2018, 8:54 pm

» Interplanting Beans/Cucumbers to repel beetles
by Roseinarosecity 5/16/2018, 1:51 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2018
by yolos 5/16/2018, 11:05 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson 5/16/2018, 9:55 am

» 2018 SFG in Brooks, GA
by AtlantaMarie 5/16/2018, 8:05 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals 5/15/2018, 10:20 pm

» Sanderson's Urban SFG in Fresno, California
by sanderson 5/15/2018, 2:56 pm

» Texas Dream garden 2017
by has55 5/15/2018, 12:14 pm

» Happy Mother's Day!
by countrynaturals 5/14/2018, 2:55 pm

» Just Completed my Garden.....What Should I Plant NOW!
by stealthmayhem 5/14/2018, 8:55 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by MrBooker 5/14/2018, 7:48 am

» Hi from Buffalo
by MrBooker 5/14/2018, 7:28 am

» Seed Starting Mix vs. Jiffy Peat Pellets (experiment)
by Nikko 5/13/2018, 7:35 pm

» Hello from SW Michigan!
by sanderson 5/13/2018, 1:32 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Are carrots and potatoes good bed buddies?

Go down

Are carrots and potatoes good bed buddies?

Post  dixie on 2/25/2014, 2:08 pm

Are carrots and potatoes good bed buddies?  My new beds are 6' long & was wanting to only have to add a collar to one entire bed for extra depth.
avatar
dixie

Female Posts : 785
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 69
Location : Southeast Tennessee

View user profile http://www.dixiedazzle.net

Back to top Go down

Re: Are carrots and potatoes good bed buddies?

Post  camprn on 2/25/2014, 2:59 pm

I think the potato foliage would overshadow the carrots. Maybe put one type of plant at each end of the bed? Is that what you were thinking?

____________________________

43 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14167
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Are carrots and potatoes good bed buddies?

Post  dixie on 2/25/2014, 3:01 pm

I guess I should have been more clear:)  Bed is 3x6':  2x3 section of carrots, 1x3 empty, then 3x3 potatoes.
avatar
dixie

Female Posts : 785
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 69
Location : Southeast Tennessee

View user profile http://www.dixiedazzle.net

Back to top Go down

Re: Are carrots and potatoes good bed buddies?

Post  Marc Iverson on 2/25/2014, 4:00 pm

Just a question from someone who has never grown potatoes -- depending on how close you plant your carrots and potatoes, wouldn't the potatoes be likely to spread laterally, growing their tubers into the area that the carrots would at the very same time like to send down their own roots? Wouldn't both root systems start competing? Or maybe potatoes don't spread wide enough to worry about their interfering with another root crop?
avatar
Marc Iverson

Male Posts : 3638
Join date : 2013-07-05
Age : 56
Location : SW Oregon

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Are carrots and potatoes good bed buddies?

Post  dixie on 2/25/2014, 5:05 pm

In my experience the potatoes don't spread that much laterally, but I've always grown them in tubs.  They will also be separated by a 1' row unplanted between the two.

6X3' bed
CCC
CCC
EMPTY
PPP
PPP
PPP

I was mainly concerned about companion planting.   I couldn't find any specific contraindication, but wondered if anyone else had experience planting them together.
avatar
dixie

Female Posts : 785
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 69
Location : Southeast Tennessee

View user profile http://www.dixiedazzle.net

Back to top Go down

Re: Are carrots and potatoes good bed buddies?

Post  sanderson on 2/25/2014, 6:33 pm

Dixie, Just a thought. Make a 2 x 3 top hat and a 3 x 3 top hat so you don't have to fill the 1 x 3 with extra MM. Plant some neutral flower in the low bed, or radishes or small leaf lettuce. Then you won't have to feel like you left a good section naked!

I'm growing potatoes in 2 white buckets and the green foliage alone is worth it. I think I will make cardboard sleeves to wrap the buckets so the sun doesn't shine through the white plastic. Hope I'm on the right path.
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 15978
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 69
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Are carrots and potatoes good bed buddies?

Post  camprn on 2/25/2014, 6:49 pm

I dont' know of any contraindications of planting carrots near potatoes and vice versa. I do know I try to plant my potatoes as far away from my tomatoes as I can get them in the event one or the other gets the blight I don't want them to share.

____________________________

43 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14167
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Are carrots and potatoes good bed buddies?

Post  dixie on 2/25/2014, 6:58 pm

Thanks everyone, I'll let you know if I have any problems with doing it this way.
avatar
dixie

Female Posts : 785
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 69
Location : Southeast Tennessee

View user profile http://www.dixiedazzle.net

Back to top Go down

Re: Are carrots and potatoes good bed buddies?

Post  quiltbea on 2/25/2014, 11:13 pm

I know that potatoes like a much lower PH than carrots, so I wouldn't think they would be agreeable.
avatar
quiltbea

Female Posts : 4712
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 76
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Are carrots and potatoes good bed buddies?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum