Category: Planning your garden

Advantages of crop rotation

The few perennial vegetables and a number of herbs require a permanent position but most vegetables and some herbs are grown as annuals. Those of a similar type have similar requirements of the soil and therefore need to be grown…

Crop Rotation

What is crop rotation Crop rotation is the practice of growing the cabbage family, root crops and other crops such as peas and beans in succession on each part of a vegetable patch in a three-year cycle. Purpose of crop…

Planning a vegetable and herb garden

Some points to be considered when planning a vegetable garden are: The plot should be positioned in full sun and in an open position, with some shelter from strong winds if necessary. It must not, however, be closed in to…

Selecting site for vegetable garden

Most vegetables are best when grown steadily and quickly. Plants which are slow in reaching maturity are often tough and not so well-flavoured as those grown rapidly. A vegetable plot therefore needs a number of special qualities, as far as…