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Crop Rotation in the Home Garden
The How Do Gardener ^
| February 20, 2012
| Rick Bickling
Posted on 02/20/2012 11:38:50 AM PST by orsonwb
Learn the basics of crop rotation, implement these techniques in your home garden, and the increased health and production of your vegetables will make you glad to put the effort into doing so...
(Excerpt) Read more at howdogardener.com ...
KEYWORDS: croprotation; garden; plantgroups; vegetables
In planning this spring's garden, I found this information to be helpful. The source is not exactly the Wall Street Journal, but I have found good information on this local website in the past. Since the site is copyrighted, I thought it would be best to post an excerpt with a link to the original article.
posted on 02/20/2012 11:38:54 AM PST
Thank you for the post. I have read that potatoes should not be planted in the same soil after two years.... And I have read that corn and tomatoes despise each other.... And some plants are segregationist and have big time issues with other plants. So much to learn and apply.
posted on 02/20/2012 11:41:42 AM PST
by Just mythoughts
(Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
To: Red_Devil 232
I have a 6 year rotation on my garden. Plot 1 is brassica/onions in the upper half, grains and oilseeds in the lower. Plot 2 is greens/roots, Plot 3 peas/dry beans/misc legumes, Plot 4 is okra/corn/snap beans, Plot 5 if squash/cuke/melon/watermelon, Plot 6 is tomato/pepper/eggplant.
posted on 02/20/2012 12:08:19 PM PST
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posted on 02/20/2012 12:23:39 PM PST
by DJ MacWoW
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To: Free Vulcan
I use a six hour rotation on FarmVille.
posted on 02/20/2012 12:32:51 PM PST
(NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
ROFL. Not to nutritious
posted on 02/20/2012 1:01:50 PM PST
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To: Free Vulcan
We just try to not plant the same thing in a bed two times in a row.
posted on 02/20/2012 1:30:35 PM PST
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To: call meVeronica
If you raise pasture animals then you are best with a eight year rotation. One year as pasture and one year fallow.
You will rarely have any soil problems with a eight year rotation.
posted on 02/20/2012 1:54:08 PM PST
by Harmless Teddy Bear
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