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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:01 am    Post subject: This (2nd) Years Crop Reply with quote

Hi
I am just starting to plant my crop for this year and in the same ground last year i grew spuds in virgin ground.

These were not such a great success as the earlys were attacked by wire worm and the later crop was attacked by blight. but i did get some good spuds out.

My question is.......Will it be ok to plant Carrots....Parsnip and Peas in the same ground and will there be any blight spray residue left in the ground from the spuds last year.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:31 am    Post subject: crop rotation Reply with quote

Hello again Sweetpea
Blight is a disease of tomatoes and potatoes. Blight treatments have no effect on the soil or anything else planted there. As for the wireworm, I have a memory of that being a very persistent pest which can stay in the ground for decades. Peas are a great choice for a partially impoverished soil. Their roots trap and retain nitrogen during the growing season and that nitrogen stays in the soil after the peas are harvested. The plot will then support leafy crops like lettuce and cabbage which need lots of nitrogen. As for parsnips my experience of these has always been good (so long as your soil is deeply dug).

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks my soil is very deeply dug it was turned over by a digger and rotivated like mad last year.

I grew peas and beans in another section last year and a great success, also i grew colliflower, carrots and sprouts in another section.......the sprouts were a faliure , the carrots were all shapes but nice and my cauli's all turned overnight as i put the whole bunch in together (we learn by our mistakes) Smile

So the area that my spuds were in is now going to be my green veg area if possible.
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