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Companion Planting Rotation
Garden Crop Rotation based on Companion Planting
Ellen G. Alley – Wheatland WY 82201
Mix flowers and herbs among the vegetables. A few rules to keep Basil from Onions and Beans, but Tomatoes like it, so plan accordingly.
Items in Bed One include Tomato, Basil, Celery, Pepper, Parsley, Nasturtium, Marigold, Radish, Beans, Peas, Eggplant, Cucumbers, Spinach, Parsnips, Head Lettuce, Mint Summer Savory, Onions and Garlic. Not all need to be planted, just your favorites.
Keep these plants away from Bed One – Corn, Potato; keep cabbage family away from Tomatoes, Onions away from Beans, Peas and Sage. Keep Basil away from Bean and Peas, No Sage by Cucumbers.
Bed Two has Beets, Lettuce, Parsnip, Radish, Turnip, Savory, Nasturtium, Kohlrabi, Swiss chard (beet family), and Rutabaga. Onions and Garlic can go in this bed, just keep them away from Sage.
Keep away from Mustard family, Pole Beans, Potatoes away from Turnip family, and Carrots away from Parsnips
Mix potatoes in anywhere or alternate rows of potatoes between rows of other vegetable and flowers in this bed.
Plants in Bed Three can include, Marigold, Eggplant, Spinach, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Thyme, Oregano, Sage, Carrots, Lettuce, Radish, Chicory(Endive), Kale, Pak choi, Collards, Rosemary, Horseradish, Flax and Pole Beans.
Keep away from Squash, Melon, Cucumber, Pumpkin, Tomato, Parsnip, Turnip family, Sunflower family
Rotate Potato between rows of other vegetable listed. If Bed Three touches Bed Two, keep carrots and parsnips (bed two) separated. Keep turnips (bed two) away from Potato. Keep Potato away from parsnip (bed two).
Bed Four – Green cover crop
If Bed four is the corn and pumpkin, keep all squash, pumpkin, melons away from potatoes. Squash and Melons really don’t like anything except Corn and Radish. Cucumbers get along good with Beans, peas, Cabbage Family, Onions, Tomatoes but NOT Potatoes, that is why it is good to put them up with the tomatoes.
Bed Five is Melons, Squash, Pumpkin, Corn, Nasturtium, Yarrow, Chamomile, and Marigold. Mix the corn around as the plants that vine like to grow under and around corn stalks. The exception to this is the years that Bed One and Bed Five touch, then keep the Corn away from the Tomatoes.
Keep away from this group away from Potatoes, and keep Corn away from Tomatoes.
Rotation of Beds
Rotating beds each year helps to prevent disease and keep specific plants from depleting the soil.
There are many crop rotation plans; most of them keep families together. Unfortunately, not all members of families are compatible, and there are members of different families that actually benefit each other.
This method of rotation uses Companion Planting of Herbs and Vegetables, arranging in Beds, plants that are compatible with each other and distance them from plants that are antagonistic.
A few rules:
Never plant Potato where Tomato was the year before. Never get the Potatoes by Melon, Cucumber, Squash, and Pumpkin, that’s why the Green cover crop is in Bed Four. Keep Corn and Cabbages away from Tomatoes. Most plants don’t like Fennel. Pole Beans are not like bush beans, keep away from Basil, Beets, Cabbage, Onions, and Tomatoes.
The following shows how the rotation would work.
Bed Five has the Corn mixed in with squash type plants, When Bed Five and Bed One touch; Keep the Corn (Bed Five) away from the Tomatoes (Bed One). The Green manure crop keeps the potatoes from following Tomato.
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