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Growing on the High Plains: Rotation! Rotation! Rotation!

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It's a  new year, so what better time to start planning a vegetable garden? Today's episode of Growing on the High Plains will dig deep into best practices for gardeners in our region. While our seasons can be unique, there's one guiding gardening rule that always rings true: ROTATION! ROTATION! ROTATION!

To keep soil rich in nutrients, I'll discuss how to mix up the planting location for your veg varieties to optimize yields and fend off fungi, pests, and disease.

 
Just a note: This segment had a lot of help from a great book by Cathy Wilkinson-Barash entitled Prairie & Plains States Month-by-Month Gardening: What to Do Each Month to Have a Beautiful Garden All Year. 
 

 
 

Years ago Skip Mancini left the rocky coast of Northern California to return to her roots in the heartland. Her San Francisco friends, concerned over her decision to live in a desolate flatland best known for a Hollywood tornado, were afraid she would wither and die on the vine. With pioneer spirit, Skip planted a garden. She began to learn about growing not only flowers and vegetables, but hearts and minds. If you agree that the prairie is a special place, we think you'll enjoy her weekly sojourns into Growing on the High Plains.