rotating crops

zzackey(8b GA)July 11, 2014

My tomatoes will be done producing in August. What is the best plant to put in after the tomato crop?

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After tomatoes I usually use a nemacidal cover crop like sunn hemp, sudangrass, French marigolds, or if you wait until cooler weather, cereal rye.

I never plant a vegetable directly after tomatoes, but if I did I would check and see if there was any nematode damage on the roots. If yes, I would plant mustard or maybe onions, because they are both resistant. If no, I might try peas because they're a legume. But I wouldn't plant a vegetable after tomatoes unless I felt I had to.


    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 7:34AM
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zzackey(8b GA)

Thanks. I had heard about the marigold cover crop before. I will check the roots for nematodes too.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 1:36PM
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