Crop Rotation


A good crop rotation plan will help to limit pests and diseases. Here are some common cycles (in order of planting):

  • Three year: legumes and fruiting vegetables, brassicas, roots and onions and leaves
  • Four year: roots, potatoes, legumes, brassicas
  • Five year: brassicas, peas and beans, potatoes and fruiting vegetables, onion family, root and stem vegetables

It’s OK to switch from one system to another, and vegetables that don’t match a category (e.g. squash, sweetcorn, spinach) can be fitted in wherever convenient).