Crop rotation, or the practice of moving plant families around in your vegetable garden, can help you control harmful microorganisms and boost your yields.
High raised beds like these allow the soil to drain well, even over clay.
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Well-defined beds help you keep track of what to plant where.
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You can plan your crop rotations byusing a paper template to simulate your crops and growing areas. There's ample research showing that crop rotation results in better harvests for potatoes, tomatoes, beans and many other crops.