Growing Silverbeet, also Swiss Chard or Mangold

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04 Jan 21 Heather (Australia - temperate climate)
Since I planted the silver beet next to a rose tree that was doing really well.....the silverbeet are doing well but the roses flowers have shrunk considerably and some of the leaves are yellow. Is it because the silverbeet is taking up a lot of the nutrition in the soil and should I also water more now to allow for all of the plants to get enough hydration? We live in Melbourne and it is summer. thanks
05 Jan 21 Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Just my view but I don't mix plantings of things together. As far as I'm concerned a rose garden is a rose garden. A vegie garden is for vegies. They require slightly different fertiliser. If mixing plantings then more fertilisering and watering is required especially in hot summer.
06 Jan 21 Heather (Australia - temperate climate)
Thanks good advice. I think i may try to transplant the silver beet somewhere else and see how it goes.Or i will leave them fertilise them more and water them more right now being summer.
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