The ground is frozen and there is a layer of snow covering your garden plot. There’s simple not much to do outside in the way of gardening. However, this is a great time to start planning your garden for next year. I always like to sketch out what I want to plant and where I want to plant it. This is for two reasons.
- So I know what seeds to order (ordering by mid Feb. gets me a 10% discount).
- So I can properly rotate my vegetable crops.
Many gardeners practice crop rotation – and for good reasons.
- There is decreased insect and disease problems.
- It prevents soil from losing much needed nutrients.
There are different patterns or cycles you can follow – but here’s the cycle I follow.