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Beans and peas pull nitrogen from the air and store it on their roots. I grow these in the last bed of the cycle because when their roots decompose in the soil, the nitrogen becomes available for the following year’s leaf crop. The spent plants, when turned into the garden, add organic matter. Legume crops include peas and beans. EVERY RULE HAS ITS EXCEPTIONS I’ve had a hard time deciding where to put corn, potatoes, and garlic, but I’m happy with what I’m doing now. Corn is a heavy user of nitrogen, so I grow it in the leaf rotation, even though corn is a fruiting crop.
If the cabbage looper pupa nestles down in the cabbage debris in October and reawakens the following spring to more cabbage, that’s instant sustenance. But if you’ve moved the cabbage, the looper may die trying to find its food. Some gardeners move plants around by family: nightshade, brassica, and cucurbit, for example. For this system, it’s helpful to have a working knowledge of Latin as well as an intimate knowledge of plant parts. One well-known gardening expert 27 F R O M L E F T T O R I G H T Leaf crops use nitrogen.
Unless you are growing a dwarf variety, provide a stake or cage to support the sprawling vines. GIVE CHERRIES FULL SUN AND REGULAR WATERING Growing cherry tomatoes is easier than growing many large-fruited tomatoes, primarily because cherries produce so many blossoms that there’s a good chance some will set fruit, even in less-than-ideal conditions. Start cherry-tomato seeds indoors on a warm surface six to eight weeks before the last expected frost date in your area. If it never freezes in your zone, start them six to eight weeks before night temperatures are consistently above 50°F.