FAQGrowing Food

Q&A: Can You Plant in the Same Place Every Year or Do I Need to Rotate?

Q&A_ Rotating Crops

Q: Is it important to rotate your crops in the garden even in a small garden?

A: It’s important that you rotate your plants every year. Diseases and pests are able to establish themselves much easier if you grow things in the same place every year. Moving things around to different beds will go a long way towards preventing issues!

Knowing a plant’s family is very important. Typically, pests and diseases are attracted to plants in the same family. By separating plant families out, you’re less likely to be battling pests. Check out our free app to see the family for each plant!

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