Is it true to not grow in your garden every year? let it rest a year?

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  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on May 28, 2018
    As long as you add garden fertilizer to the soil and do a soil ph level test every few years, you shouldn’t have any problem. But if you have a garden the size of a city lot, with vegetables planted in the area each year, then you do need to rotate your crops, such as planting corn and potatoes in a different quadrant each year. Letting your fields lie fallow every seven years comes from huge crops like cotton and wheat which deplete the fields of certain minerals which need time to renew themselves. ☺️

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 28, 2018
    no ,vegetables crops should be rotated every year

  • Nancy Augustine Nancy Augustine on May 28, 2018
    Thank you for the info and taking the time

  • Shoshana Shoshana on May 29, 2018
    Different vegetables use up different nutrients from the soil so it's a good idea to rotate them to allow the soil to replenish itself

  • 2dogal 2dogal on May 29, 2018
    No, not true. Rotate your crops so that the same thing is not planted in the same spot every year. Plant a cover crop or green manure crop such as a cover after your vegetables are finished to over winter and turn it under in the spring to add nutrients in the soil. Start a compost pile now and add compost in the spring.