Rotate the crops in your garden for best results.

Another great article from Mother Earth News on realizing the importance of rotation in growing our own foods.Read more: http://www.motherearthnews.com/Organic-Gardening/Crop-Rotations-Plant-Nutrients-Healthy-Soil.aspx?page=4#ixzz2JxNENJhJ

Rotate Your Families: The Nine Main Groups

You can simplify your rotations by sorting your crops into these major plant families:

  • Onion family: onions, garlic, leeks and shallots
  • Carrot family: carrots, celery, parsley and parsnips
  • Sunflower family: lettuce, sunflowers and a few other leafy greens
  • Cabbage family: cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale and many other leafy greens, as well as rutabagas and kohlrabi
  • Spinach family: beets and chard
  • Cucumber family: cucumbers, melons, squash and gourds
  • Pea family: peas and beans
  • Grass family: corn, wheat, oats and rye
  • Tomato family: tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and potatoes
 

 

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