If you grow the same crop in the same place year after year you will get a build up of pests and diseases specific to that crop. Crop rotation helps deal with this. Here is one of the rules to follow to ensure success …
A quick glance at the top few principles of Crop Rotation
- If you can, keep plants of the same family together
- Time wise, Keep as big as gap as possible between potatoes occupying the same piece of ground. The same goes for brassicas …
- Keep lime away from potatoes because it increases the chances of them getting scab. Bear in mind that brassicas like a lime soil
- Root crops will fork and split in soil that has been manured the previous autumn. Split the plot so you only manure for potatoes in this group
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Crop Rotation – The Three Year Crop Rotation Plan
The three year plan or ‘Dig for Victory’ plan is a part of the standard cropping plan – designed to provide a family with vegetables from a standard allotment plot.
Some advice on the 3 year crop rotation plan, from the pros
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