Watermelon loves the sun, so don't plant a culture around trees and shrubs because they make a blackout, and it is highly undesirable for your plants. Also, do not plant melons near some related crops, such as pumpkin, zucchini, and should avoid the neighbourhood of cucumbers. Better put next to corn, herbs (except parsley), spinach.
With melon, you can put those same neighbors, and watermelon. And the watermelon and cantaloupe are the perfect complement and with each other. But keep in mind that gourds grow very much. So next door planted those plants that are early. Thus, you will have time to harvest until the moment when the gourds will occupy a large area. As melon and watermelon do not like overly moist soil, do not plant them next to the strawberries.
Next to the gourd family of plants you can plant black radish. It allocates volatile, which prevents the appearance of spider mites. Neighbors can become the tomatoes they deter aphids, Sawfly and moth.
Pumpkin is very unpretentious. It can be grown directly in the compost heap, these are the conditions for it are ideal. This culture is very late begins to grow, so next you can plant leeks, peas, curly beans or spinach. Highly undesirable planting nearby tomatoes, potatoes and radish, pumpkin can crush crop, and indeed will not grow. Also avoid neighborhood pumpkin with parsley.
Gourds do not tolerate wind, so to keep the gusts, put around the plot of corn, beans or peas. As watermelon, melon and pumpkin absorb from the soil a lot of nutrients, try not to plant them near beets, carrots, garlic and radishes.
Advice 2 : What to plant next to the melons
To melons include watermelon, melon and pumpkin. This is one of the most useful plants: their fruits are rich in vitamins, microelements, organic acids and sugars. They have excellent taste. It is known that the yield of crops depends not only on the weather and level of farming, but also on how well the chosen landing site, what crops are growing in the neighborhood. To the melon is also true in full measure.
Watermelon and cantaloupe are heat – loving plants high and stable yields can be obtained only in the southern regions of Russia. Though some gardeners successfully grow these crops even in the North of black earth. Pumpkin is more cold-hardy and can be grown in most parts of Russia.
Next to the watermelons, melons and even pumpkins from the South, East or West side should not grow trees or shrubs. The fact that these crops are very light, they react badly even in moderate shade. Choose for them an open, well-lit area (not in the valley).
Note that melons are very spreading, that is, the growth of their runners capture all around. So close to him should not be planted low-growing culture that has a long ripening period. But such greens as spinach, lettuce, dill (early maturing varieties) have at the time. By the time when the scourge of melons will grow, you will have time to harvest. In addition, they are good neighbors for melons. Parsley is the same plant should not be, because she herself is suffering from the neighborhood melons, and adversely affects them.
Near the border bocenago plot it is desirable to plant black radishes. Phytoncides, emitted by it, discourage spider mite pest of many crops. Some experienced gardeners suggest also to plant tomatoes, claiming that they deter such pests as aphids, moth and sawflies.
To protect melons from cooling along the Northern boundary of the plot occupied by these crops, plant corn. Tight range it shoots reliably block the flow of cold air along the ground. If you for some reason can't or don't want to plant corn, plant beans, kidney beans or peas. Of course, they can't form such dense wall as corn, but some protection from the cold will. Moreover, legumes are considered a good neighbors for melons.