Edible Bulbs - Allium

Randall P. Linke randysgarden@gmail.com
Sat, 05 Nov 2011 09:58:51 PDT
I know that in organic gardening French marigolds are used as a nematode
repellent.  There are beneficial nematodes as well however, and even ones
that prey on others.


On Sat, Nov 5, 2011 at 9:51 AM, Richard Haard <richrd@nas.com> wrote:

> This is a link from a Netherlands Flower Bulb grower, apparently
> ' Nowadays all planting is done mechanically, using a 'fresh' field for
> every crop. By this crop-rotation we minimize the risk of diseases'
> http://www.jubholland.nl/RetailEN/Kwekerij/
> I would like to learn more about crop rotation protocols, what crops
> follow and how many years between bulb crops. In a garden situation, or a
> small field how much 'space ' is needed separating crops, or are there trap
> crops to use as cover cropping for nematode, virus and root rot diseases.
> Rich H
> On Nov 5, 2011, at 9:29 AM, Randall P. Linke wrote:
> > California's central coast.  Gilroy, CA, about ten miles north of me,
> calls
> > itself the "Garlic Capital of the World".  They have a big garlic
> festival
> > every year, but very little is grown there now.  The area also used to
> be a
> > huge producer of cut flowers but that is all gone now too.
> >
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