Growing Cucumber

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18 Dec 19 Natalie (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
First time planting and i put tomato next to it. What can i expect?
19 Dec 19 Anon (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I have just read on several websites that tomatoes and cucumbers are compatible. Don't grow near potatoes. I recently had tomatoes in one bed and cues in the next bed, beds 1.2m apart, beds 4.8m L x 2.5m W. Cues need space to spread out so don't plant close to other crops. Also consider if the tall plants will shade out the lower growing crop.
18 Dec 19 Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
In my experience, the tomatoes grow well but the cucumbers struggle .
19 Dec 19 Anon (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Tomatoes have a deep and wide root zone and would probably pinch most of the water and nutrients in the soil. Tomatoes need a lot of water and fert, cues far less. That is why I never recommend planting things too close to each other, give them the required area they need.
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