companion planting

What Should I Do?

Phil Williams - Crop Rotation Blocks

Introduction to Companion Planting and Crop Rotation

Benefits of change and grouping various plants together
Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 1:06 PM

When planning your next garden planting it is wise to reflect on the previous year's crops and where they were planted.  It is vital that you are rotating your crops in your zone 1 annual gardens. If your garden features the same plants in the same places year after year, pest pressures will build, soils will become depleted, and disease will run rampant. I rotate my annuals in such a way that the soil and plants benefit. For example, I follow my greedy feeders of nitrogen in the plots where I was growing nitrogen fixing peas and beans. » Read more