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    Six Major Crop Families

    Brassicaceae,
    Solanaceae,
    Curcurbitaceae,
    Fabaceae,
    Chenopodiaceae and Apiaceae -
    They have the same nutrition and cultural needs.


    Six Major Crop Families
    Brassicaceae:
    broccoli, cabbage, kale, cauliflower, bak choi, brussel sprouts, radish and rutabaga.

    Solanaceae:
    potato, tomato, pepper, eggplant, tomatillo

    Curcurbitaceae:
    cucumbers, squash, melons

    Fabaceae:
    beans, peas

    Chenopodiaceae:
    beets, chard, spinach

    Apiaceae :
    carrots, parsnips, parsley

    I find this information helpful, when it's time to rotate the crops.

    - Crop Rotation with Kim