What to put next to melons
For melons are watermelon, cantaloupe and pumpkin. This is one of the most useful plants: they are the fruits are rich in vitamins, trace elements, organic acids and sugars. However, they have excellent taste. It is known that the crop yield depends not only on the weather and the level of farming, but also on how well the chosen landing site, which crops are growing in the neighborhood. By the melon is also relates to the fullest.
Watermelon and melon - heat-loving plants, high and stable yields can be obtained only in the southern regions of Russia. Although some amateur gardeners successfully grow these crops, even in the north of Black Earth. Pumpkin is a cold-resistant and can be grown in most parts of Russia. Near the watermelons, melons, pumpkins, and even to the south, the east or the west side should not grow any trees or shrubs. The fact that these cultures are very light-loving, they do not respond even to a moderate shade. Select open for them, well-lit area (not only in the lowlands). Note that the melons are very diffuse, that is, with the growth of their whip to grab all around. So close to him should not be planted low-growing culture with a long period of maturation. But such greens as spinach, lettuce, fennel (from early ripening varieties) is necessary at the time. By the time the vines will grow melons, you already have time to remove the crop. In addition, they are good neighbors for melons. Parsley should not be planted, as she herself suffers from the neighborhood melons, and adversely affects them. Not far from the melon plot borders, it is desirable to plant as the black radish. Volatile allocated to it, repel spider mites - pests of many crops. Some experienced gardeners are advised to also plant tomatoes, arguing that they deter pests such as aphids, moth and sawflies. To protect melons from cooling along the northern border area occupied by these crops, plant corn. Thick shoots a number of its reliably block the flow of cold air on the ground. If you for some reason can not or do not want to plant corn, plant soybeans, beans or peas. Of course, they can not form a dense wall as corn, but some protection from the cold will. Especially because the beans are considered to be good neighbors to melons.