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Blackcurrant planting: compatible with other species


Tell me, please, if I have black currants planted, is the compatibility of this plant with other cultures determined by the neighborhood or previous cultures? In other words, how to understand compatibility - can not be planted after some plants, or can not be planted next to some plants? Or maybe this term means both? This question, of course, is not an idle one. These wild thickets can be formed as they have to, and the garden, which should give maximum yield, must be planned based on the influence of various factors. After all, replanting currants is a troublesome and time-consuming business, and most importantly, it is fraught with crop loss for many years. I would like to hear from the expert not only about the essence of combining cultures that are very different from each other, but also about whether it is possible to combine different varieties of currants.

When planting blackcurrant, compatibility should be considered from the standpoint of the mutual influence of cultures on each other throughout life. Plants that grew in this area before planting currants, of course, have an impact on the well-being of this species, but very indirectly - through the state of the soil. If before planting you have brought a sufficient amount of organic matter to the ground, and after planting, regularly feed, then the predecessors are not so important. The issue of crop rotation in one area is relevant for annuals. Perennials, and treelike in particular, are less dependent on their predecessors.

All plants fight competition through a strategy of resettlement, capture and retention. This category includes:

  • growth rate;
  • fertility;
  • seed distribution methods;
  • activity of vegetative propagation.

Almost all types, to one degree or another, use chemical weapons against competitors and enemies. These are substances that inhibit the growth of other plants. However, it happens and vice versa, volatile neighbor helps to develop another plant. This is the essence of the compatibility of different types.

Usually those plants that have a bright and strong aroma, especially actively use chemical weapons. Moreover, it can affect both other plants and pests of this species. A striking example is geranium, which perfectly protects itself from lovers of gnawing leaves or drinking juice.

Black currant has a strong and even pungent odor. This is a sign of the chemical superiority of this species over others. Next to it, it is extremely undesirable to plant red and yellow currants. From such a neighborhood it will be bad for everyone.

It is desirable to combine strong and chemically active black currants with their own kind. Of shrubbery, honeysuckle is suitable for her. Cherry makes such a good neighborhood from trees; currants also benefit from such a neighbor. If we consider grassy species, then blackcurrant is compatible with onions, garlic, wild garlic, marigold, marigolds, geraniums, hops, various herbs.

Solanaceous crops grow well next to blackcurrant, which are highly attractive to various pests. Currant volatile spoils lovers of potatoes, tomatoes and peppers.