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can I plant a tomato in an occupied square?

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can I plant a tomato in an occupied square?

Post  Mirjam on 4/28/2010, 10:15 am

one of my tomatoe plants is doing great, it's about a foot high, so I would prefer to plant it in the sfg instead of again moving to a bigger pot. However, the square I had planned to put it in is still occupied by broad beans, which just started to show some flowers. Would it be a good idea to plant the tomatoe inbetween the beanstalks? the rootball isn't that big, so I think I can get it in without disturbing the beans too much...
Or would the beans take away too much of the light for the tomatoe to grow? What would you do?
(so much gardening experience on this forum, there must be someone who can help me out )
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Post  Lavender Debs on 4/28/2010, 11:21 am

The companion plant page (http://www.ghorganics.com/page2.html ) doesn't say anything under beans, but lists beans as an alli of Tomatoes. When I grew things in pots I always crowded everything. I fed them a little fish tea or compost tea every couple of weeks because of the heavy feeding needs. You just might be alright with these two together. Unless someone else has better experience, I vote, give it a shot.
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Post  mckr3441 on 4/28/2010, 12:09 pm

What Deb says ^.
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Post  Mirjam on 4/28/2010, 12:34 pm

Wow, I think it's so great that, whenever you post a question, within minutes there's someone to answer to them! I'm putting the tomato in with the beans after dinner! (I'm always happy to plant something... )
we're gonna have the first salad out of the SFG by the way, kids have never been happier with a bowl of lettuce
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