Crop rotation is one of the most important weapons in an organic gardener’s arsenal. This quick video explains how to set up a simple crop rotation plan.
Crop rotation is key to a successful organic vegetable garden. Rotating crops from one area to another helps to prevent diseases and pests from building up in a certain area, and it can also help to enrich the soil and provide additional benefits to the crops that come later.
However, it can also be somewhat difficult to keep your crop rotation plan organized if you grow a lot of different crops.
Using a color-coded crop rotation map, or a simple plan like this garden planner software, can help you to make sure you are planting things in the optimal place from year to year.
Here’s why and how to set up an easy crop rotation plan to help your garden perform at its best this year: