Garden vegetable "families"

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Goose and Fig, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    It's that time of year when lots of us are planning our spring gardens. (Yay!!!) As we all know, it's important to rotate your plants every year. What I never realized was that the rotation includes plants of the same family- like not putting peppers where tomatoes were the year before.
    I found this great list of vegetable "families"- and some of the groups are a bit surprising.

    http://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm/hortnews/1998/3-27-1998/rotateg.html

    Just FYI [​IMG] C'mon spring!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    cool link, yes rotation, companion planting and pollination gardens are a must when having a garden especially if growing organically.

    It is almost time to start my seedlings, I have been so busy with chooks that I have to keep better track of my time and get ready!


    I think I need to put the computer on a timer as I procrastinate on BYC way too much as well [​IMG]
     
  3. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    The computer....great "waster of time!" but it is so fun....Terri O
     
  4. chocolate m'scovy

    chocolate m'scovy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read that it's especially important not to plant cole crops in the same location.
     
  5. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh, man...it's all so confusing. isn't there some software?
     

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