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Rotation Crops

Your garden might just be missing that one thing!


Rotation crops are important to your garden. Rotation crops are crops that are either planted together, or in the same place but in different times. One important example is with soybeans and commodity corn. The soybeans fix nitrogen (specifically, it turns it into ammonia), and the corn uses the nitrogen. It's a very important part. The beans fix nitrogen and the corn uses it up. It's simple, natural, and the right thing to do.

Using rotation crops is actually very important. It's a lot healthier for the ground, air, and ocean. Using man-made fertilizer is bad for the ground, because it can poison a lot of things. It's bad for the air because producing it takes a lot of energy. And only one tenth of that nitrogen actually gets to the plant. The rest gets washed away into a stream, where it poisons all the fish in the river and the ocean.

Small Garden

If you have a small garden, it's not really any use rotating crops, especially if you don't plan to farm the land for very long. What you can do is, if you plant corn, plant a whole bunch of beans right around the corn. The beans will climb up the corn , acting as a pole. If you're growing a tomato, you're going to need a stake anyway - plant a bean there too, and your tomato might grow better.

HUGE garden

If you're going to have a huge garden, you should probably think about having rotation crops. First plant beans for one or two years, and then plant corn. In a five year period, you should be normally growing three years of beans, except for maybe a few periods of growing 2 years of beans.

If you're going to have a huge garden, you should probably think about having rotation crops. First plant beans for one or two years, and then plant corn. In a five year period, you should be normally growing three years of beans, except for maybe a few periods of growing 2 years of beans.

No matter what you're doing, you should bury the dead organic matter. It will rot, and soon, you'll have great, rich soil. And when you think of having a perfect organic garden, your goal is probably one step further. If you have any suggestions or comments, ask them in our contact us page.