|Allotment Jobs - Autumn - Planning|
Actually - not on my allotment today - cold, wind and rain have hit West Cornwall so I decided to stay indoors this weekend.
But - using the time productively - doing some planning for Spring and the next growing season.
The basic principle is to avoid growing the same crop on the same bed in successive years.
This helps to maintain and improve soil fertility over time - as different groups of crops have differing needs. It also reduces the build up of pests and diseases in the soil.
I divide my plot into four sections - and grow different types of crops each year on each section.
The four groups are:
- Beans and Peas
- Onions and Roots
I started by drawing a plan of the allotment - with this year's crops.
I then drew up a plan for next season with the crops rotated around.
The next job is to plan specific crops for each of the four areas and start on a list of seeds to order.
More on that and crop rotation in future posts.
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