Sample outline of crop rotation
A typical sample 4 bed rotation might look like this:
Bed 1: Root Crops, onions
Bed 2: Legumes (peas, beans), brassicas (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts)
Bed 3: Tomatoes, eggplant, capsicum (peppers)
Bed 4: Sweet corn, curcubits (cucumber, melons, pumpkin)
A 6 bed rotation might look like this:
Bed 1: Legumes
Bed 2: Brassicas
Bed 3: Root crops, carrots, parsnips, potatoes
Bed 4: Corn, curcubits
Bed 5: Tomatoes, capsicums, eggplant
Bed 6: Green manure crop
Crop rotation is another consideration to put into your planning stage. Rotation is important if you are going to control pests and disease in the garden naturally, as it doesn’t allow them to get a foothold.
Don’t be too rigid in your classifications if you don’t have enough room to make clear demarcations. Just make sure you keep it moving season after season.
A. McArdle 2011