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Crop rotation for fall vegetables

Blooming snow peaYou'll want to keep crop rotation in mind as you plant your fall garden.  This can be a bit tricky since many of your fall vegetables are in very popular families:

  • Crucifers: broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, kohlrabi
  • Legumes: beans, peas
  • Umbellifers: carrots, parsnips
  • Nightshades: tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant

So, don't plant your peas after your summer beans, your kale after your spring cabbage.  Instead, plant crucifers after beans, fall peas after your spring potatoes.

Good luck with your fall garden!  If you've got any additional pointers to share, I'd love to hear them --- I'm still working on perfecting my fall garden.


This post is part of our Planning Your Fall Garden lunchtime series.  Read all of the entries:





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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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