Crop Rotation in the Vegetable Garden – January 2014 Crop Rotation is something I recommend doing in the garden. It helps with soil borne diseases an…
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  1. Just thought I would say thanks for your videos, I have only n the last
    couple of years taken a keen interest in vegetable gardening ( a bit late
    in life as I’m 71 ) but am learning a lot from you. I’m on the other side
    of the Atlantic in Brittany in northern France as an expat from the UK with
    a couple of acres of ground and this year the vegetables are really
    beginning to take off. Thanks again 

  2. what can I plant in a raised bed that had Powdery Mildew and Tomato Blight
    last year

  3. I didn’t know about all that, but did know that you don’t plant melons in
    an area where you have cucumbers and similar vegetables in. My grandfather
    always grew corn in the same area each year in his gardens and always got a
    good crop. I have to remember this when getting ready to plant again. I
    worked for the Arkansas Dept. of Correction and noticed that they plant
    cotton, soy beans, and rice in different fields each year and I hated the
    rice because the mosquitoes was a pain when they was grown next to the

  4. Thanks. A good one for sure. 

  5. Thank you so much for making this so easy to understand for someone like
    me, who thought I was rotating correctly. I also thought that if I rested
    the soil for a season it was enough. So, now I have been properly schooled
    and I think I go it. This was perfectly clear and understandable. I have
    learned so much from your posts. Thank you so much!

  6. Aussie Gardening Club Reply January 18, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Awesome. Great lesson. 

  7. Sound advice. Thank you for all that you do.

  8. Donald: A perfect explaination of rotatation. More people need to pay
    attention to this subject. Most people do not understand the nightshade
    family and don’t believe that potatoes and tomatoes could be in the same
    family. Great advice and a simple way to solve the problem. Snow in the
    sunny south who would think it is possible. Nice video. Thanks! Bernard

  9. Good tips! I was just thinking about this. Thanks!

  10. what a fantastic, straight forward, easy to understand explanation. Thank
    you so much!
    Like you say : “It couldn’t get any easier than that”

  11. The Bayou Gardener shares his knowledge on Vegetable Families, and the
    importance of Crop Rotation to defend our gardens against soil borne
    diseases. He shows the method that he uses in his garden. For more valuable
    gardening tips, visit his links below!
    Video By: WebCajun
    Published on: Jan 26, 2014
    WebCajun – The Bayou Gardener
    The Bayou Gardener’s Website

  12. As always, great info from you. I learn this lesson the hard way, years
    ago. I kept planting my potatoes in the same spot, because that spot would
    dry quicker, and wanting to plant the potatoes as early as I could,
    repeated that for a few years, what did I get…a HUGE infestation of
    Colorado potato beetle! Took years to straighten out. You are SO right!

  13. Thank you so much for this video. Though we’ve gardened for years and do
    rotate, haven’t used the ‘family plan’. Listening to this, am sure it
    explains why some years specific plants do not do as well as they should.
    Am looking forward to implementing this in our garden! God Bless. Mrs. TC

  14. Thanks Donald!

  15. Nice video thanks.

  16. Fensterfarm Greenhouse Reply January 18, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    You keep raising the bar on the gardening video experience Donald. That was
    a great way to explain something that gardeners make harder that it really
    has to be! Thanks again my friend. P.S. You can hear Daniels music on my
    latest video as well as every video from now on. He created intro and outro
    music for me with his Ukulele and I believe that it was very well done!

  17. LOL,, I don’t imagine you are used to having that white stuff on your
    garden.. It’s =25.6 c here with the wind a blowin which makes it more like
    -38c.,,,,, -40c and -40f are about equal in case you are wondering. But on
    another note this was a great and informative video.. tks…

  18. Your timing couldn’t be better. I’m currently working on my first garden.
    I was going to just buy a bunch of plants and see what came up. I had no
    idea you were suppose to organize your garden this way. Thanks.

  19. Thanks Donald….great example of something a lot of us don’t always
    plan….a lot of information wrapped into this video….Thanks for

  20. OhHowHappyGardener Reply January 19, 2015 at 12:23 am

    I like the idea of crop rotation and how you grouped everything. How big is
    your garden? How much space do you have to play with? 

  21. This is so important to me, and I can’t thank you enough. I’m starting my
    new garden at my property this year, and I was dreading the thought of
    looking up all of those veggies, getting them in families, and then
    figuring out where they need to go. You saved my day, that’s for sure. This
    year I’m prepping early, and now I can just add it to my gardening journal.
    Bless you my friend. Big (((HUG)))

  22. Keyplayr61 Greenhouse Hydroponics And Gardens Reply January 19, 2015 at 1:05 am

    Great video, Buddy! I know that snow is crazy for your area. We are
    supposed to get our shot of the white stuff Tue. evening! God Bless!

  23. The MORNING gardener's SHOW. Reply January 19, 2015 at 1:57 am


    I have a question for you is Walla Walla onions considered to be one of a
    large onions or medium-size onion?

  24. We planted our very large garden of over 2 acres in the exact places for 4
    decades. Never a problem, not one. Using pesticides and herbicides, now I
    can see why people have problems with crops. We used our seed over and
    over from these crops as well. Rotation may play a part in the GMO and
    hybrid world of crops as they all are susceptable.