About Crops & Rotation

Rather than provide a very long list of plants by type of family we have just split them up according to how you make use them as part of a rotation for you plot. Based on the 3 course rotation of:

  • Brassicas
  • Roots
  • Legumes

For the sake of rotation crops can be put into each of these groups, but not all those in each group are from the same plant family

Plants in each rotation group

Brassicas Legumes Roots
Cabbages Peas Carrots
Brussel Sprouts Beans Parsnips
Broccoli Sweet Corn Beetroot
Cauliflower Salads Potatoes
Swede Onions Tomatoes
Turnip Leeks Marrows
Garlic Melons
Cucumbers
Aubergines
 Swiss Chard
 Spinach

 

The relevant pages give and outline of each group, including the main plant families in the group, as well as a list of the other plants you can include in that rotational area of that crop. We will also add a page for each plant outlining the planting and care details for that plant.

 

Rotation

Rotation over 3 years

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Roots Legumes Brassica
Brassica Roots Legumes
Legume Brassica Roots