Is crop rotation absolutely necessary?
Afternoon, just doing some planning for what to plant and where next year in my veg garden. I have four raised beds that are a metre square each, and one long raised bed of 2m X 1m that was built to accommodate a stand for growing climbers (runner beans and peas last year).
I'm reading up on crop rotation but it will mean I can't use my stand for growing climbers as it only fits in the long bed. As such, is it essential to grow something else in a bed where runner beans etc have been the year before, or will it be ok to just improve the soil so I can grow beans there again next year? If it is ok to just improve the soil, what would you suggest I use please?
Any thoughts and ideas welcome especially from experienced veg growers. Thanks.