Did you recently start vegie gardening for the first time? You were not alone, with vegetable seedling and seed sales experiencing an enormous surge in popularity as the convenience of back yard produce started to take on extra importance.
Now is the time to start not only reaping your winter vegie harvest, but also planting for spring and summer. You can use crop rotation to your advantage too. For example, if you planted peas, they will have enriched the soil and made it perfect for leafy greens now, and if you planted cabbages and kale, maybe avoid potting in more Brassicas in that spot, and instead plant some fruiting plants like tomatoes or zucchini. Rotating your crops like this helps manage pests and nutrients in your patch. Of course, if you’re using pots instead of plots, fresh potting mix will eliminate the need for this.
By: Meredith Kirton