Crop Rotation is key to balancing your soil of nutrients. Different plant families absorb different nutrients into the soil.
For example, tomatoes & lettuce, are heavy feeders that quickly deplete soil of its nitrogen & phosphorus.
While rooted vegetables & herbs are light feeders, and should be planted the following season to give nutrient balance in your garden.
Legumes: (Plants with pods/casings)
Plants grown for Fruits:
-Other Leafy Greens
How to use Crop Rotation:
Leafy/ Flowering Plants:
Rotating crops, will keep the soil from being depleted of nutrients and amending the soil while keeping your garden disease free and prevent insect infestation; creating an organically balanced garden!
1- big Raised Garden divided into 4 sections...
2- Raised Gardens divided into 2 sections...
4- different Raised Gardens, each with different veggies...
Let us help you work out the sizes for the amount of crops you want to grow.
Rotating crops keeps disease organisms from forming and spreading throughout your garden beds. They can build up over time, resulting in eventual crop failure. Rotating crops keeps these organisms in check.
Why do you need to implement Crop Rotation?
Rooted Plants: (The Root is the Vegetable)
When one crop is grown in the same place season after season, a build up of the same insects create infestations in the garden. Crop rotation helps prevent these occurrences.
The Four-Step System:
Simply divide your garden into four sections:
(Check our Raised Gardens page for sizes)...
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