I am new to gardening and would like to know if I can plant zucchini and
cucumbers in the same raised bed. The bed is about 15 feet long.
I am also planting musk melons. I have several raised beds that are about 2
I have heard that planting these things close will cause cross pollination
and affect the taste of the produce.
Cross-pollination would only affect what happens when you plant the
resulting seeds. The fruit containing those seeds, however, will
reflect only the plant on which it is growing. Since you harvest
and eat zucchini and cucumbers before the seeds mature (before the
fruit ripens), you will not notice any difference. Since you don't
eat the melon seeds, you won't notice any difference there either.
I don't think its the cross pollination that would affect them, its that they
are both not "roots", ie, you might be better off planting the zucchini with
onions , or the cucumber with radishes. YMMV
wondering what a zuccumber would taste like or how big you could get a cucumber.
My zuchinis are always over a foot long.
Hmm...both not roots? My grandma ALWAYS taught me to mix carrot and
radish seeds and plant. The radishes would come out first and it would
naturally thin the carrots. But maybe there was no "cross-taste"
because they ripened at different times.
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