Crop rotation

Crop rotation

Crop rotation is based on the assumption that the insistence of the same type of plant on the soil, in the long run, depletes its nutritional possibilities, which must therefore be reintegrated by subsequently cultivating crops of different types. Vegetables are divided into heavy fertilizer consumers, such as cabbage, potatoes and courgettes, medium ones, such as beets, fennel and lettuce and weak ones such as beans and legumes. Starting from this subdivision, the flower beds will be organized into three sectors, reserved respectively for strong, medium and weak consumers. Each year the crops will be moved by one sector in order not to tire the land, until the four-year period is completed. The earth can thus recover its nutritional values ​​which are reintegrated thanks to the production of nitrogen by low-consumption plants. In addition to temporal rotation, intercropping can also be implemented, that is, the planting of complementary plants in the same spaces with regard to ripening times and nutritional characteristics.



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