Growing pak choi, lettuce, beets, and radishes together in a greenhouse have numerous advantages, making it a popular choice for many greenhouse growers.
These vegetables are not only compatible with each other, but they also help each other to thrive in the same greenhouse beds.
Below is a list of benefits of growing Pak Choi, Lettuce, Beets, and Radishes Together:
1. Beneficial growing conditions
Pak choi, lettuce, beets, and radishes require consistent watering and full sun to grow well. Additionally, these crops thrive in well-drained, nutrient-rich soil.
2. Natural pest repellant and control
Did you know that beets and radishes naturally repel aphids and flea beetles? Yes! This helps to keep your pak choi and lettuce pest free. The lettuce and pak choi plants will also control pests by attracting insects like ladybugs and lacewings. These insects prey on pests that will affect your plants.
3. Maximized growing space
4. Better soil health
Beets and radishes have long taproots. These taproots help to break up the soil in a garden bed, keeping it loose thus, it absorbs water and nutrients a lot better.
5. Nutrient-diverse harvest
Beets, lettuce, radish, and pak choi all have different nutrients, so growing them together will yield a very nutrient-diverse crop. The radishes and beets grow quicker than the pak choi and lettuce. You’ll have multiple delicious crops from the same bed. Pak choi and lettuce are packed with vitamins A, and C. Beet vegetables are a great source of iron and potassium, while radishes will supply you and your family with a high amount of vitamin C and fiber.
Dishes you can make with Pak choi, Lettuce, Beets, and Radishes
If you try to grow these vegetables, it’s great to know how to make delicious meals with them. The veggies can be a dish's main ingredients or great complimentary ingredients to enhance the taste.
Many recipes call for all four vegetables or just some. Either way, these tasty, fresh ingredients can do wonders for your meals if you know what and how to make them. These are some of the beautiful dishes that you can create with them:
- Beet and Radish Salad
- Roasted Beet and Radish Tacos
- Stir-Fried Pak Choi and Radishes
- Beet and Goat Cheese Salad
- Radish and Pak Choi Soup
- Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Tart
- Radish and Lettuce Spring Rolls
As a greenhouse grower, there are numerous benefits from growing pak choi, lettuce, beets, and radishes in one garden bed. These vegetables are very compatible, so they will help each other to thrive in your greenhouse beds.