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Could you do the five-year crop rotation plan?

The benefit of a five-year rotation is the length in time between replanting each crop in the same site, especially the cabbages and potatoes. Make a plan each year to help remember what’s planted where … it’s hard enough remembering what and where you planted it last year … A quick glance at the top […]

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The four-year crop rotation plan …

The benefit of a four-year rotation is the length in time between replanting each crop in the same site, especially the cabbages and potatoes. 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 […]

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Not all crops dig manure. The third rule of crop rotation …

Crop rotation helps deal with the build up of pests and diseases to specific crops. Then there’s soil. That opens a completely different can of worms …. 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 […]

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To lime or not to lime? The second rule of crop rotation …

Crop rotation helps deal with the build up of pests and diseases to specific crops. Then there’s the soil type. That opens a completely different can of worms …. 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 […]

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The first rule of crop rotation …

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 […]

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This week’s re-cap on crop rotation …

Not all crops need to rotate … But most of them do. For these crops, 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. For more Wriggler gardening cartoons, sign up […]

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Asparaghasp! Not all crops need to rotate …

Not all crops need to rotate … But most of them do. For these crops, 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. For more Wriggler gardening cartoons, sign up […]

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Tick follows tock, like parsnips follow onions …

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. For more Wriggler gardening cartoons, sign up to our blog and newsletter Crop Rotation – The Three Year Crop Rotation Plan The […]

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Let’s talk crop rotation. Are you a 3, 4 or 5?

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. For more Wriggler gardening cartoons, sign up to our blog and newsletter Crop Rotation – The Three Year Crop Rotation Plan The […]

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The Wrigglers’ 12 plants of Christmas slideshow

12 days of plants, 12 cartoons – here they are if you missed them For more Wriggler gardening cartoons, sign up to our blog and newsletter Don’t miss a gardening gag, sign up to receive our blog posts and emails here After more info on Christmas plants for the garden? Here are some web-links from […]