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Human beings tend to be creatures of habit - I know that I am. So when I was first house garden began, my instinct to find a place for my tomatoes and then planted that year after year.

However, as I later learned, this was not good for my garden. Diversity is what needs a garden - the systematic rotation of plants from different families.

There is a technical term for this: "rotation".

Rotation of crops in a home garden requires planning the location of each planting to ensure that they are not planting a plant of the same family of vegetables in the same location on a three year cycle. Crop rotation is an important part of a strategy of organic, helping gardeners gardening:

Protection against pests and diseases

Vegetables in the same family of plants are often susceptible to pests and diseases; crop rotation helps protect plants making less favourable to these agencies location. Through the introduction of a plant in another family, pests and disease die due to lack of a power supply.

Protection against the depletion of nutrients

Vegetables in different families have different needs for nutrients. By rotating plant families, it is less likely to depleting the soil of nutrients. Some vegetables such as beans and peas), really add nitrogen to the soil. Rotation as beans and peas with vegetables that require large amount of nitrogen can be an effective strategy to protect the fertility of the soil.

Improve the soil structure

Healthy soil contains a large amount of organic material which is home to a host of beneficial microbes. These microorganisms play an important role in the maintenance of the good, facilitating soil structure which plants to grow roots have an easier time penetrate the soil. Crop rotation protects these microbes to help land retain their organic matter.

To succeed with a crop rotation programme, gardeners should keep records of every year in order to track the location of each planting within the house garden. Without detailed records, it would be difficult to administer a program of crop rotation.

For those who do not enjoy keeping records, you can use an implementation of scheduler is garden that manages the tracking for you and placed the plants in the optimal location taking into account the requirements of the crop rotation.

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