Hor­ti­cul­tural aide mem­oire No.1: Plan veg­etable ro­ta­tion

Country Life Every Week - - In The Garden -

An­cient prac­tices of­ten have much to rec­om­mend them. Crop ro­ta­tion in the kitchen gar­den is one of these. The prin­ci­ple and the prac­tice are both straight­for­ward: don’t grow sim­i­lar crops in the same ground in con­sec­u­tive years, to pre­vent the build-up of soil pests and dis­eases. Keep a sim­ple sketch plan of what goes where, group­ing bras­si­cas in one block, peas and beans in an­other, onion rel­a­tives in a third and root crops in a fourth and move the se­quence one block fur­ther round each year. There are many re­fine­ments to this broad sys­tem, but, in gen­eral, it works well.


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