5 year crop rotation

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5 year crop rotation

Postby caravanalan » Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:08 pm

Hello KG. I'm looking at having 5 smaller sections on my plot as opposed to 3. could you recommend a rotation plan? I grow mainly potatoes/brassica/sweetcorn/onion family/salad crops such as beetroot, carrot, tomato, radish and lettuce.
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Re: 5 year crop rotation

Postby Pa Snip » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:57 pm

Hi & welcome

There is a rotation guide on page 8 of the recently published January 2018 issue of Kitchen Garden magazine.

It's a 4 year plan but I'm sure you can make your own adaptation to suit your plans.
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Re: 5 year crop rotation

Postby Colin2016 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:49 pm

"There is a rotation guide on page 8 of the recently published January 2018 issue of Kitchen Garden magazine."

Just got mine today as was reading it & making plans, Ere indoors noticed the date & made the comment thats the end of Chrismas then.
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Re: 5 year crop rotation

Postby Westi » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:37 pm

Welcome caravanalan!

From what you like to grow, there are only a few that need strict rotation - brassica's, onions - potatoes & toms mainly get blighted which can live in the soil but strict hygiene can lessen the impact if that happens so your soil can be protected. The salad crops will do their thing wherever if the soil is fertile & they are watered etc. Just hang on in here for the team to answer though, they're the experts and will respond but are busy people so takes a little while to find the time to get on here.
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