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Rotating indoor plants outdoors for pollination, fresh air, etc. How often?

I wouldn't recommend you do this switch at all, frankly. If you choose plants that like filtered sunlight, they're not going to respond well to suddenly being pushed into direct, strong sunlight - ...
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Rotating indoor plants outdoors for pollination, fresh air, etc. How often?

I move some plants outside in the spring and put them in shade for a few weeks so they won't burn. Then it's full sun for the rest of late spring and summer. I move them inside in early fall. Most ...
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How to crop rotate garlic?

From my experience garlic doesn't need to be rotated unless there is a particular problem noticed the previous year. I've even heard of farmers growing alliums in the same field for 30 years straight ...
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Companion gardening - I only have one bed

Companion planting is a huge myth. Planting a 'trap crop' is different. That means planting a section in your garden of mustards and young brassicas to attract insects such as flea beetles. That ...
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Crop rotation taking into account over wintering veggies

Unless you can find some advice tailored to your particular situation, go back to first principles. Perennial crops (rhubarb, soft fruits, etc) are excluded from the rotation for the obvious reason, ...
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Crop rotation: by season instead of by year?

You can certainly grow several crops in succession in one year, exactly the same as gardening out of doors (assuming your climate is suitable, of course). But many diseases that are specific to ...
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Crop rotation: by season instead of by year?

The thing with tomatoes is not so much rotation for nutrients, but rotation to avoid disease. A complete cycle of the seasons is better for defending against disease than just one season. If you ...
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Is it really necessary to rotate runner beans?

The reason people like to do crop rotation is to avoid pests staying in the soil, and to replete nutrients lost from the soil. But some people like Elaine Ingham say that the soil will not be ...
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