It’s Winter, Know the Farm Numbers – The Urban Farmer – Week 1

Week 1

 

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Is a crop worth growing in an urban farming situation?

  1. Date to maturity low?  Is it 85 days or less?
  2. Target a high yield per square foot.
  3. Grow crops that have a high price per unit.
  4. How long is the seasonality of the crop?  Weeks or months?
  5. Is the crop popular?

 

Bits of wisdom

  • It’s crucial to take good notes throughout the farming season so you can reflect back on those notes after the season and adjust for the upcoming season.
  • Know your numbers.  Is that you do worth the time and month?  Is it profitable?
  • Have a balanced life.  Take at least one day off a week.  Take some time off during the winter.
  • If you are farming in the winter expect 1/4 of the crop production that you would get in the summer season.

 

New plot that has been sitting idle under tarps. The plot is ready to be tilled and converted into urban farm space.

New plot that has been sitting idle under tarps. The plot is ready to be tilled and converted into urban farm space.

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