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rotating crops

Posted by zackey GA 8b (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 11, 14 at 13:35

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


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RE: rotating crops

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.

Bill


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RE: rotating crops

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


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