A Possible 8-bed Vegetable Garden Rotation Scheme

The pdf chart below is one method for figuring out how to change the location of vegetables by season. It helps diversify the plant locations over the years while making use of the year round climate in Southeast Texas and all the space. The chart is just a demo that you will want to adjust for your own tastes and land.

A Vegetable Bed Rotation

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  • Elrik Jundis  On May 12, 2014 at 6:12 am

    Thanks for the great site and awesome garden. I discovered you when I did a search for “Food Forest” on youtube. I was wondering – what do the numbers represent on the PDF? I am currently working on a 8,000 square foot urban permaculture project in urban Metro Manila in the Philippines.

    • yearroundgardening  On May 12, 2014 at 2:02 pm

      Elrik
      The numbers refer to the months of the year (with January number 1) when the named crops are in the ground. Carrots in Houston for example 9-4 (September to April. The diagram is just an example. The easiest way to craft a rotation for Metro Manila would be to use a spreadsheet (columns and rows) with columns representing months of the year and rows representing beds (with several rows if necessary for one bed if there are multiple crops in the bed at once). Then put the number of square feet and crop name in the column for each month it will be in the ground. The pdf diagram I provided was a simplified form of this for the Houston area.
      I spent 18 months in the Southern Philippines (Basilan) in the 1970s doing agro-ecological research so am aware that whatever rotation works in Manila will be vastly different from what we use here in the subtropics.

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