Skip to comments.Crop Rotation in the Home Garden
Posted on 09/09/2013 4:23:35 AM PDT by orsonwb
Crop rotation is the practice of growing different crops, on the same land, in sequential planting cycles ranging from 2 to 8 years...
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Thank you. Looks like a nice listing of what is related to what.
I’ve practiced crop rotation all of my adult life. But I’ve run across an accomplished gardener who has ties to professionals and a university who says it is not necessary if you take the right steps to keep the soil healthy. He has excellent yields and has won awards for “nutrient packed” farm categories (I’ve never heard of such a thing) for his vegetables. He claims micro nutrients and holistic farming are the key. I thought he was interesting.
Thx for the article.
FR has a weekly garden thread if you’d be interested.
Any links or info on his methods?
Not a problem. I’ve been to his place. He starts his garden out by digging @3’ down and 3’ wide and starts building his row in layers. He always mulches. Plants winter peas in all/most of the beds (for the nitrogen/nutrients). He treats the soil as a living organism (bacteria and stuff). Keeps it from drying out. He recommends a book to get started but I can’t remember what it was called and it may be in one of his links. Stresses soil samples to get the proper balance.
The peas are a really good idea.
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