Oct 28th, 2011 by admin
If you are looking for the best possible crops, year in and year out, it is a wise decision to actually use a rotation based planting method. This leaves an area of your land unplowed and developed each year. Although this may sound like a complete waist of land, it is not, and actually allows you to grow better crops from year to year.
Over time, as your continue to grow crops in the same areas of land, the nutrients available in the land begin to dry up and, eventually, the are no nutrients left. This leaves you with small, bland crops that may not ever fully develop. This is like growing up without having your full vitamins and minerals. Sure you may grow taller, but your figure is going to be frail and you are not going to have a healthy adult life.
Rotating the crops ensures there is a section of land each and every year that is not losing nutrients do the crops. It also allows the area of land to regenerate the nutrients it lost during the previous crop session. This is a tactic Native Americans began before the colonies.
To perform the crop rotation practice, split your land into four equal parts (you can split it into five or three or any other number you like, but four is easier to equate and it ensures not only you have enough crop every year, but you have enough untouched land every year also for the practice to be beneficial). During the first year, you plant crops in the first three sections and leave the fourth free. Then during the second year, you leave the first section free of crops and plant in the last three sections. You continue to rotate every year to ensure enriched soil