Crop rotation is one of those things that are simple in theory but quite complicated in practice. A lot of new growers get really worried and concerned about crop rotating and planning. Others come up with plans of incredible complexity that usually fall apart on the second season.
My basic advice is not to worry too much about crop rotation. Keep a record of what gets planted where and try to avoid planting in the same place for two years running. Having said that, sometimes it’s unavoidable.
The simplest system is the three year cropping plan promoted in the WW2 Dig for Victory campaign and that’s a good place to start.
Main Articles on Crop Rotation
All Pages on Crop Rotation
- Crop Rotation – History & Principles of Crop Rotation
- Crop Rotation – Plant Families or Groups for Crop Rotation
- Crop Rotation – The Three Year Crop Rotation Plan
- Crop Rotation – The Four Year Crop Rotation Plan
- Crop Rotation – The Five Year Crop Rotation Plan
- Practical Example Crop Rotation
- Planning the Allotment Plot Crop Rotation Plan – New Plot
- Planning the Allotment Plot Crop Rotation Plan – Previous Year
- Planning the Allotment Crop Rotation Plan – What Potatoes to Grow
- Planning the Allotment Plot Crop Rotation Plan – Interim Legumes
- Planning the Allotment Crop Rotation Plan – Finished!