Crop Rotation in the Veggie Patch
Used to have successful harvests but now having difficulty getting even a fraction of the garden productivity that you used to? Are you finding that pests and disease are a bigger problem than they used to be? One possible reason is that you are not practicing Crop Rotation.
In short, it is not healthy for the plants in your vegetable patch and therefore their productivity to grow the same or similar types of plants in the same area of your veggie patch year after year. Put simply, doing this, diminishes specific nutrient types and accumulates certain pests - and remember; the less healthy a plant is, the lower its yield and the more susceptible to diseases it will be.
The basic principles of crop rotation are:
The included diagram illustrates a 6 bed crop rotation system that you should find useful.