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Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by big rockpile, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. big rockpile

    big rockpile If I need a Shelter

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    Can you plant Tomatoes and Potatoes?

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  2. Bruce in NE

    Bruce in NE Well-Known Member

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    On top of each other. You can graft a tomato onto a potato and get both maters and taters out of the same hill.
     

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    I thought taters and maters are a no no together
     
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    Thats what I was thinking I want to plant about 2 more rows but I run out of room,so if I still want to plant them they will be close to my Tomatoes.

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    Ragamuffin2004 Well-Known Member

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    You're right -they are a no-no together or after one another since both are nightshades and both are host for late blight. I also know they are supposed to be planted a distance from each other, but none of my books say how far is far enough. If blight is a problem in your area, I definitely wouldn't plant them in rows next to each other or even within 40 feet.
     
  6. big rockpile

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    Well I asked up at the Garden Center they said they would be ok together. :confused:

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    Do you have a space large enough to try it? I would not do all them that way but like a few plants? I am still leary about it but it could just be an old tale. When you think about it why does it matter? Plants don't know the diff. right :confused:
     
  8. big rockpile

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    What the deal is I planted 6 rows of Potatoes,really wanted two more rows but I will be getting in to where I'm wanting to plant Corn.So I'm thinking of going the other way.Might be able to put a row of Carrots between them.

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    suelandress Windy Island Acres Supporter

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    Didn't ya ever get those advertisements where they sell plants that are tomato on top and potato underneath?
     
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    Try it lets see what happens.