What is crop rotation
Crop rotation is a practice that involves changing the location of crops each year, to improve soil health and reduce pest and disease problems.
Benefits of a cover crop in your garden
- Disease organisms can build up over time, and rotating your crops keeps these organisms in check.
- Crop rotation also helps reduce insect infestations, especially pests that live in the soil
- Different plant families require different nutrients and you keep your soil from being depleted of the same nutrients continuously.
- Some plants improve the soil and by rotating them through the garden you can produce free soil conditioning.
Principles of crop rotation
Crop rotation simply means dividing your garden into several sections and planting a different plant family every year. Records play an important part in crop rotation so that you know where to plant your crops the next year.