Plant communities

Plant communities can be viewed from the natural wild habitat to the more ordered situation in horticulture. Neighbouring plants can have a significant effect on each other, since there is competition for factors such as root space, nutrient supply and light. In the natural wild habitat, competition is usually between different species. In subsistence horticulture in the tropics, different crops are often inter-planted (see also companion planting, p54). In Western Europe, crops are usually planted as single species communities.

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