At this time of year I really try to make the most of any decent weather that November gives, try not to procrastinate, and just get on with it. There is more than a little truth in the old saying “a stitch in time saves a nine” because for gardeners and would be gardeners like me that’s always really a bit too much to do in spring.
All this sounds like a marvellous plan, but what happens when the weather is good and sunny on a Tuesday morning – when you’re sitting behind your desk with 1 million emails to answer (or whatever else you do to make a living) and completely rubbish for the whole of Saturday and Sunday?
If you like to grow veg, a crop rotation plan is really a necessity, as well as something that you can do at this time of year and happily at the kitchen table with a cup of tea when the weather is bad. Rotation plans basically involve growing crops in different places. Sounds a bit fancy, but crops exhaust the soil in different ways so it’s a good idea to move them around so that they can find the nutrients they need. Are you with me? Good, because it’s really no more complicated than that
Being a bit of a Woolly gardener, I’ve found a quite simple rotation plan that works incredibly well.
And here it is…
Err…discuss! What do you think?