Below are several basic vegetable families. For best results grow and rotate each family together. They use the soil in comparable ways and share similar pests.
Brassicas (cabbage family; sow on soil previously used for beans and peas): Broccoli | Brussels sprouts | all varieties of cabbage | kohl rabi | cauliflower | kale | mizuna | pak choi | radish | arugula | rutabaga | turnip
Legumes (bean and pea family): Snap peas | peas | bush | pole | lima | fava and dry beans
Solanaceae (potato and tomato family; grow with organic matter, as these are heavy feeders.): Eggplant | potato | tomato | peppers
Alliums (onion family; if planting in soils with lots of organic matter make sure it’s decomposed.): Garlic, all varieties of onion, shallot, chive, leek
Umbeliferae (carrot and root family; for sweeter carrots grow during the winter then harvest in the spring.): Celery | celeriac | cilantro | fennel | carrot | parsnip | parsley | dill
Cucurbits (squash and marrow family; heavy feeders so add organic matter to soil before planting.): Summer and Winter squash | cucumber | melon | pumpkin
Chenopodiaceae (beet family): Swiss chard | spinach | beet
Miscellaneous: All fruit | mint | oregano | rosemary | sage| basil | lettuce | endive | cress | Jerusalem artichoke | corn | okra | corn salad | chicory Note:
Don’t sow root vegetables in heavily fertilized soil. This will cause lush foliage and less root growth.