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14 Nov 19 Tim Dare (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi, I’m curious about the advice not to plant potatoes and pumpkin together. Some sites seem to suggest that the two won’t do well if planted too close together. Is that right? I have a large potato patch (about 40sqm) and was planning to plant pumpkin in about 2sqm at one end. Would that be a mistake? Thanks
15 Nov 19 Another gardener (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
A few pumpkin plants would need half your potato patch to grow in - not 2 sqm.
14 Nov 19 Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Some plants produce chemicals in the soil or extensive root systems which affect other plants. The advice is generally to avoid planting curcubits (pumpkins, courgettes etc.) and potatoes together. If you have room grow them in separate plots.
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