Bed 1: Root vegetables
Bed 2: Legumes (peas, beans)
Bed 3: Onions
Bed 4: Tomatoes
Bed 5: Sweetcorn/Pumpkins
Bed 6: Potatoes
Why rotate your crops: because if you don't you end up with things like Root Knot Nematodes - which I have in a bed where I grew spuds, then tomatoes, then spuds, then tomatoes, then tomatoes, before I knew about crop rotation. The bed is now next to useless.
So, whilst visiting Fagan Park at Galston last week I was interested to see their crop rotation system in their Eco Garden.
|Its a sign|
|Bed 1: Lettuce, garlic, marigolds|
|Bed 2: Cabbage, radish, celery|
|Bed 3: Leeks, shallots, onions|
|Bed 4: Green manure|
|Bed 5: Snowpeas, beans|
|Bed 6: Spinach, beetroot, onions|