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How to practise crop rotation


Discover the theory behind crop rotation, with Monty's back-to-basics video advice to giving optimum growing conditions for vegetable groups such as potatoes, legumes (beans, peas etc), brassicas (cabbages, cauliflowers, radishes), root vegebles (carrots, parsnips).

Do it: spring or autumn

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knittynana 24/11/2011 at 15:28

this is my first summer growing veg and i have one veggie-bed at the moment with sprouts in. planning to have 3 more beds next year so this has explained crop rotation very well

PhilTilob 24/11/2011 at 15:28

Well explained video!
I will start a new garden this year and wonder where to put herbs, rhubarb and the different families of veg (roots, flowers and fruit ) in this plot rotation. Can you help please?

helenium 24/11/2011 at 15:28

Having just inherited a vegetable patch I found this very helpful, but it has opened up a new set of questions; Where could I put courgettes, squashes and pumpkins? And as onions and leeks like similar soil to the legumes can I plant them in the patch just vacated by the potatoes? Can anyone help?

emike2011 24/11/2011 at 15:29

I am with you, crop rotation makes sense once I know whether something is a legume or brassica but I don't want to grow potatoes I want ton grown other crops and still feel confused about what where. an exhaustive list say that states plot /bed 1 year one, plot one year 2 and then lists all the vegetables under these headings would be good. Does any one know where I could get something like this?

emike2011 24/11/2011 at 15:29

not very as my comment above

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