rotating plants in MN
Just checked out a gardening book. It had a chapter on rotating plants that has you planting peas in February and onions in November. Obviously, the author does NOT live in Minnesota.
What is the best way to rotate plants here, or is it necessary at all? What do you plant to extend the season? What do you plant to nourish the soil?
I planted basil in the same spot in the garden for two years in a row. The first year, the plants thrived. The second year, they never took off. Seems like I should move them to a new spot this year. What should I plant where they used to be?
BTW, I live on a very small, urban lot. Only a few choice spots are full sun. So I don't have the option to plant tons of things.
Thanks for any ideas!