Crop rotation.

Asked April 7, 2020, 2:03 PM EDT

What should I plant in last years onion bed? Same bed has been used for four years. Where should I rotate the onions to? Tidewater Oregon.

Lincoln County Oregon

1 Response

Thank you for your question. I am uncertain what size of garden bed you have. Commercial growers are advised to rotate onions with "corn, wheat, potatoes, sugar beets, alfalfa, and other crops." Extension also recommends that you rotate crops annually.

If you are a home gardener, the following has a rotation schedule that you can use over 4 years:

Just don't plant the same plant family members (in this case, onions, leeks. garlic and chives) year after year. Hope this is helpful. Good luck!