Page 17 - EON Edible Garden Manual

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CHANGING OR ‘ROTATING’ WHAT YOU PUT IN THE GROUND
It is important to ‘rotate‘ your crops to a
different bed each year.
Crop rotation is a really good way of
controlling pest and disease problems.
If you keep planting the same crop in
a bed your veggies will develop fungal
diseases and the pests will continue
to breed.
By moving crops around and planting
them among other veggies it lessens the
chance of disease and confuses pests.
If you plant marigolds, zinnias and herbs
you will get good insects visiting the
garden to eat the bad insects that chew
your plants.
CROP ROTATION
Crop 1:
Brassicas
Broccoli, cabbage,
cauliflower, lettuce,
kale, khol rabi
mustard, radish and
all the Asian greens
Crop 2:
Root Vegetables
Carrots, onions,
beetroot, potatoes,
parsnip, sweet potato
etc
Crop 3:
Legumes
Peas and beans
Crop 4:
Fruiting Vegetables
Tomatoes, corn,
eggplant, pumpkin,
capsicum, rockmelon,
watermelon etc
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