Thursday, October 30, 2008
Bill Thorness of the Seattle Times published a great article on crop rotation. He suggests using the mantra, "leaf, root, flower, fruit" to guide you in planning. By rotating crops in this way, you reduce the burden on the soil, manage overwintering pests and keep plants healthy. Crop rotation is important to all kinds of gardening, but particularly organic gardening. Practicing good rotation methods protects the soil you have worked so hard to build and keeps the pests down to a dull roar.