ORGANIC GARDENING WORKSHOP
3.2.1What do I Want to Grow3.2.2How Much Do I Want to Grow
184.108.40.206Personal Consumption220.127.116.11Sell for Proﬁt
3.2.3How Much Time Do I Have3.2.4What Equipment Do I Need
3.3What Goes Where?
Space RequirementsLight RequirementsWater Requirements
4Crop Planning, Sequencing and Rotation
4.1What Will Grow in Each Season? 4.2When Do I Need To Plant What? 4.3How Long Does It Take for a Crop to Mature 4.4Developing a Crop Rotation
18.104.22.168Why is it important - many of the most common vegetables are in the same family. Theyhave the same pests and take the same nutrients from the soil. By knowing which plantsare related to one another you can develop a crop rotation avoids growing relatedvegetables in the same beds from one year to the next.
22.214.171.124.1.1Brassicas - kale, collards, cabbage, cauliﬂower, broccoli, radish, arugula,turnip, mustard, asian greens, rutabaga, tatsoi, komatsuna, bok choy, kohlrabi126.96.36.199.1.2Solanaceous (nightshade) species - eggplant, potato, tomato, pepper, tomatillo,petunia, datura, angels trumpet,188.8.131.52.1.3Leguminous species - peas, beans, clover, alfalfa, vetch184.108.40.206.1.3.1Nitrogen ﬁxation - plants in this family have a symbiotic relationship withthe rhizobium family of bacteria which grow in the roots of the plant andﬁx nitrogen from the air in the soil which is used by the plants.220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168inoculation - It is necessary to inoculate the seed with the speciﬁcspecies of bacteria for each plant to take advantage of the nitrogenﬁxation. You inoculate the seed by coating it with the bacteria whichcomes in the form of a black powder.22.214.171.124.1.4Cucurbits - cucumber, squash, melons, gourds, pumpkins, zucchini
126.96.36.199st true leaves / cotyledons - the ﬁrst leaves that emerge from a seed are calledcotyledons. The next leaves are the ﬁrst true leaves. Sometimes you will see instructionson a seed packet that says to transplant when the ﬁrst true leaves appear.