crop rotation

Planting Garlic: Great, Not Late

by Polly Composting

Planting garlic: great, not late if you put it in the ground right now. Garlic is hardy (remember, it grows in Siberia)! Harsh  weather conditions will stunt its growth and make it less resistant to insects and disease. If you want great garlic,  you need to encourage it to be strong. It is all about the  […]

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Your Vegetable Garden: Crop Rotation

by Polly How To Choose & Grow

The general rule of thumb for crop rotation in your organic vegetable garden is …never plant the same kind of crop, successively, in the same place. A good crop rotation plan is a sort of seasonal dance in which the crops move from spot to spot. It helps create a garden that is constantly new […]

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Garden Design: Crop Rotation

by Polly How To Choose & Grow

When you design crop rotation in your organic garden you should keep in mind one thing: different plants have different appetites. Like folks, plants fall into three categories: big eaters, lighter eaters, and caterers. This last batch of plants returns nutrients to the soil. Cover crops are often soil-building crops. In other words, they are […]

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Your Garden Plans: Crop Rotation

by Polly How To Choose & Grow

One thing to keep in mind as you plan the garden is crop rotation. Crop rotation is a fancy  sounding name for a basic concept. It means …growing plants in different parts of your garden every year – very much like the game of musical chairs we used to play as kids. Keeping your crops […]

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