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Crop rotation Omnibus

Here’s a summary of the last nine days of the worms talking about crop rotation – next week they’re back on pruning … 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 […]

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Companion planting in a crop rotation plan

Whichever crop rotation you’re running, do you use companion plants too? 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 … […]

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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 […]