Polytunnel crop rotation

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bappelbe

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Polytunnel crop rotation
« on: January 14, 2013, 16:41 »
Hi
I am currently operation a 2 year crop rotation in my 18 foot polytunnel, one for each side. Cucurbits (cucumbers, courgette/squash) on one side and Tomatoes on the other.
I swap them each year (I mix salad leaves and other bits in when there is space).
I add manure and seaweed (both of which I have good supply of) each year.

My question is whether or not I am playing with fire? or is a 2 year rotation enough when I am adding the nutrients each year? I have been doing it for 3 years (starting my fourth this season) without problems.

Quite frankly I could fill the tunnel with tomatoes (love them) but there would be no rotation in that   :ohmy:

Bill

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Re: Polytunnel crop rotation
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2013, 19:44 »
Charlie at the allotment has a very latge tunnel. He grows tomatoes, melons, peppers, aubergine, chillis in spring/summer/autumn and round lettuce in winter at one end. He doesn't rotate at all.



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