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Original Message crop rotation in the home garden
I disagree with the concept that having a healthy soil precludes crop rotation in home gardening. Healthy soil is valid for crop yield, but crop yields can be reduced when there are insect pests that lay eggs in soil. Continued planting in one area is an invitation for build-up of plant-specific pests in some cases.

Further, home gardening predisposes to pesticide-free produce, and composting is essential to that goal. A healthy plant normally resists pests, but there is a certain prudence in crop rotation to avoid a sudden collapse of one's plantings... such as a stem borer in some non-resistant squash, for example.

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