Raised Bed Garden Rotation. Allow us to let you in on a little secret for getting excellent results every season: crop rotation, which simply means moving plant families to new spots in the garden each year. The first step in crop rotation planning is to make a list of the crops that you want to grow in your garden.
Have a very small garden you want to rotate crops in? Using this method, Legumes, Roots & Onions follow the Potato Family and the Potato Family follows Brassicas. Crop rotation is used in allotment plots and kitchen gardens for most annual vegetable crops.
In our garden, for example, we don't plant a lot of legumes, so that bed remains fallow.
Tomatoes don't perform in poor soil quality.
In the example of tomatoes, simply moving the tomato plants across the garden to where the squashes grew last year is enough to throw off those hornworms! Crop rotation is a simple concept: you don't plant the same crop or a similarly related crop in the same spot back to back. Vegetable gardening is a dynamic process.
The diagram illustrates a good example of a three-year crop rotation system for the average small garden. Try not to plant the same plant family in the same place next season, but don't worry about an elaborate rotation system. Divide them into the plant families to which they belong (there is a handy reference list included below). Don't be too rigid in your classifications if you don't have enough room to make clear demarcations. The gardener plants each raised bed with a.