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Reconsider Planting Cucumbers And Tomatoes Together In Your Garden
Planting cucumbers and tomatoes together in your garden might seem like a good idea given their similar growing requirements, but there are significant drawbacks to consider.
These plants compete for the same resources, which can be detrimental to both. They also need plenty of sunlight, and improper spacing can result in one overshadowing the other.
Inadequate spacing can also lead to waterlogging. Since both cucumbers and tomatoes need well-drained soil to thrive, it's essential to space them correctly in
the garden.
Additionally, they are susceptible to similar diseases, including mosaic virus. If one plant becomes infected, the other likely will, too, risking a more extensive crop loss.