I implemented in 2008 and have been following the roaster quite diligently, having only once made a mistake with planting beans on the same bed twice in a row - this is now 4 years ago, so I doubt the negative effects on the soil are still an issue.
I only ever amend the soil with chicken poo ( the last two years, as we now have two ladies in the back yard) and compost once a year.
Over the years I have taken to name the beds after there main crop. So "Mischkulturbed 1-1" = companionplanting scheme 1-1 is come to be the Rootbed. The exact contend of the combinations you can find on folia - where I happily record my garden adventures for a few years now.
|Bed 1||Broad beans 2-3||Pea 2-2||Bean 2-1||Cabbage 1-2||Koolrabi 1-3||Roots 1-1|
|Bed 2||Pea 22||Broad beans 23||Pea 22||Root 11||Cabbage 12||Koolrabi 13|
|Bed 3||Bean 21||Bean 21 (mistake)||Broad Bean 23||Koolrabi 13||Root 11||Cabbage 12|
|Bed 4||Koolrabi 13||Root 11||Cabbage 12||Broad Bean 23||Bean 21||Pea 22|
|Bed 5||Cabbage 12||Koolrabi 13||Root 11||Pea 22||Broad Bean 23||Bean 21|
|Bed 6||Root 11||Cabbage 12||Koolrabi 13||Bean 21||Pea 22||Broad Bean 23|
As I was setting up the plan for this year, I noticed that I could improve. The beds starting with 1 are cabbages - meaning heavy eaters. The 2 beds are bean sorts - a different species, giving the soil actually, what the cabbages eat. If I were to rotate the 3 bed combinations as well, to have the cabbages benefit from the leftovers of the beans, I could help my crops.
I think I'll try............