Crop Rotation

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trunk monkey

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Crop Rotation
« on: March 23, 2013, 11:10 »
Hello Everyone
I have grown veg. in my garden for several years I have recently also acquired an allotment. In my garden I have employed a four year crop vocation (potatoes, legumes, brassicas and root vegetables). Now I have the additional growing space of the allotment, I was wondering whether to have a seperate crop rotation on the allotment  or to rotate through the garden and the allotment, i.e. have two crops in the garden and two on the allotment at any one time. Does anyone have any opinions on this?
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Trunkie

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Re: Crop Rotation
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2013, 12:17 »
I still grow the crops that need more attention or more regular harvesting in the garden.
This includes early potatoes that can easily be covered with fleece if a late frost is forecast  ;)
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Re: Crop Rotation
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2013, 12:57 »
My personal view is that crop rotation is easiest in the long run when the four areas you are using are more or less the same size.

I daresay someone will tell me it doesn't matter, but it helps me stay organised.

So --- will the area of your veg growing at home be similar to your new plot?
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Re: Crop Rotation
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2013, 11:16 »
Similarly to MoS, I grow certain crops at home either becuse they require more attention or because it is nice to pick them fresh if I can't get to the plot for a few days.

This means I have separate rotations because I want certain things at home and other things on the plot.

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Re: Crop Rotation
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2013, 11:27 »
I'm turning my garden over to more fruit and grow the veg on the allotment where we are not allowed fruit trees.

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Re: Crop Rotation
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2013, 11:40 »
Personally I wouldn't restrict to just 2 crops per place. If, for instance, you plant all the parsnips you need on the allotment and it turns out to have problems for root veg like a disease or something then you'll lose the whole lot in just one season. My allotment is new to me and I'm hedging my bets a little by planting as many different types of veg as I can...I might end up with something then  :)
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Re: Crop Rotation
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2013, 12:11 »
Like others I use the garden for things that need a little more pampering, that and for overflow. I always sow more than I need to ::)

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Re: Crop Rotation
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2013, 14:05 »
Thanks for all the useful advice. I will use two seperate rotations.
Regards,
Trunkie



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