Is There an Easy Way to Manage Crop Rotations?
Barbara Pleasant explains that despite the complexity of relations in crop rotations, there are fairly simple ways to manage crop rotations. Pleasant presents a simple way to rotate eight plant families - tomatos, peas, cabbage, sweet corn, potatoes, squash, root crops, and beans - over three years to promote healthy soil and discourage plant disease. According to Pleasant, the planning ony requires paper, scissors, pen, and documentation of the garden in previous years. Pleasant says the rotation plan will inevitably be tweaked with years and experience, but planning rotations ahead is an immensely useful tool for crop productivity.