Crop Rotation

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Re: Crop Rotation

Postby Lurganspade » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:44 pm

Nature's Babe wrote:Stephen, I used to struggle with brassicas, but now they are doing really well in my no dig beds. :)

Hello NB!

When I started gardening, it was my grandad whom I asked for advice!

When planting cabbages etc he used to always say, what size of shoes do you wear, well put your size 9's on there.

Brassicas really do like firm planting!

Though saying that,when planted in the farmers field beside my plot. they do not do any heavy tramping and when he plants his they do very well, even when there is not a lot of rain about!
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Re: Crop Rotation

Postby Marigold » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:38 am

Graph paper.. computer plans? Ay me!

I just go out and plant, knowing what went where last year etc and what did best and what did not do well. A carrot bed gets deeply and finely dug so is good for everything and then this year's new carrot bed gets finely dug etc etc etc. Wind direction and shelter matter too.
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