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Crop Rotation

Morning all,

Only a couple if years into fruit and veg growing and this year will be my first growing winter veg.

I understand crop rotation to a point and it's very simple when you're only growing spring/summer veg, however when it comes to winter veg should i rotate crops by season or by year? 

On other words should i continue to plant my winter brassicas in my summer brassica bed until next year and switch, or should I be putting my winter brassicas in in what was my summer fruiting veg bed?

Thanks so much!


  • I would move them on ... the principle being that you don’t plant the same plants in a plot in succession. 
    My patch is too small to follow a proper rotation and I don’t grow enough of each type of veg. But I do try not to follow brassicas with brassicas to try to avoid clubroot.  :)

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • SkandiSkandi Posts: 1,680
    I would put them in the same place, and then plant your summer ones somewhere else next year. It would probably be better to move them as they will want the same nutrients as the previous crop did, but if you move them half way through the year as it were you'll need so much more space for rotation it'll become impractical.
  • Thanks both!
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