crop rotation

lsl33April 21, 2011

Hello,

Wondering if crop rotation in necessary. Every winter I pile up about 4 feet of horse manure, leaves, perinnial cuttings, coffee grinds, then dump some finished home made compost. I don't turn or till, because it is too heavy and the space is too small. Right now the mound is about 2 feet high. Would it be OK to plant chilis in the same spot as last year? I have a small yard, and plant as many vegetables on trellises as possible. I urually only plant tomatoes, chilis, zucchini, and eggplant.

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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

With that kind of nutrient load, I think you're fine planting in the same space.

Josh

    Bookmark   April 21, 2011 at 5:16PM
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smokemaster_2007

Since you seem to be keeping the soil fresh with new composted I'd only be worried about a pepper specific bug or whatever being in the soil.
If you never had problems before it's probably ok to keep using the same spot.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2011 at 8:55PM
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lsl33

What about additional organic fertalizers. I usually only add when planting and one more time during flowering. I have never really gotten a bumper crop like others here. I could be, not watering enough. No chili pests. Only racoons and oppossums digging and uprooting entire plants. Tomatoes, get hornworms and yellowing leaves starting at the bottom.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2011 at 12:46PM
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