Posted: 06/08/2013 at 13:52
Bed 1 Taters can be grown in fairly fresh manure. The best stuff is black, crumbly, well rotted and does not smell. At this stage you can also use it in bean trenches, and under courgettes..
Basically manure bed 1 in year 1 , in year 2 put peas and beans. year 3 grow brassicas. Brassicas benefit from nitrogen left by peas and beans.
Onions also grow in fertile soil which was manured last year.. Bed 5 does not like manure at all. so would be last in a rotation. Onions like it rich. Mine are growing on last years well rotted and will be massive.