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Old 08-01-2016, 09:56 AM
 
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Old 08-02-2016, 01:31 AM
 
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USDA Hardiness Growing zone 6b and higher.
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Thanks Historyfan .I found that the most appropriate Arizona. What are you thinking ?
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Old 08-02-2016, 02:38 AM
 
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This person is looking to buy or lease 5 acres in our measurements.

It can be near a river/stream, and you probable would have no water rights, and will not be able to draw water from it.

I live on a 5 acre piece which is what the size you are talking about across the street from the best part of the city. It is perfectly level with an executive home and barn with stables for 2 horses. A fantastic well, and some water rights for irrigation. Will support a cow and maybe a calf for 6 months a year and you would be buying feed the other 6 months. If you want to grow crops, you could grow a home garden, but even if we are in the mildest part of Montana, you may or may not have much of a crop due to the short growing season. I tried growing a couple short rows of corn 3 years ago, and the ears formed but no corn. The commercial corn seed growers had the same problem, and had to cut for silage for cow feed.

A big share of the small parcels like you are talking about, have no water. People build a home on them, and have to haul water in big tanks and keep it in a cistern for home construction. Most parcels in the country start at about 8 Hectares, with no water or as they say 5 miles to water, be it north, south, east, west or straight down and there is too much rock do reach down 5 miles.

On top of that land in Montana is very expensive.
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Old 08-02-2016, 08:21 AM
 
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Thanks Historyfan .I found that the most appropriate Arizona. What are you thinking ?

Arizona, if there is water to irrigate, otherwise Northern California fits. If you are international minded, central Chile is very appropriate.
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Old 08-02-2016, 12:20 PM
 
Location: East Helena, MT
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You can grow crops in Montana, but they have to mature within the 90 day window, or be cold hardy.


The farm we get our fresh produce from during the summer has apples, cherries, leaf vegetables, beets, potatoes, carrots, radish, parsnips, blue berries, huckleberries, choke cherry, water melon, honey dew, tomatoes, pumpkins, squash.


Ton's of herbs. Lots grow here, you just can't be lazy. As soon as they are ready for harvest, you need to get them out of the ground. They also start all of their plants in a small greenhouse first, and then plant them outside once they have started to grow.
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Old 08-02-2016, 10:15 PM
 
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You can grow crops in Montana, but they have to mature within the 90 day window, or be cold hardy.


The farm we get our fresh produce from during the summer has apples, cherries, leaf vegetables, beets, potatoes, carrots, radish, parsnips, blue berries, huckleberries, choke cherry, water melon, honey dew, tomatoes, pumpkins, squash.


Ton's of herbs. Lots grow here, you just can't be lazy. As soon as they are ready for harvest, you need to get them out of the ground. They also start all of their plants in a small greenhouse first, and then plant them outside once they have started to grow.
I want to put a survey where you are talking to. Can you help me! you can find me a job for the period of 3 ~ 5 months. I will labor to get money for this trip.
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Old 08-04-2016, 10:51 PM
 
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I want to put a survey where you are talking to. Can you help me! you can find me a job for the period of 3 ~ 5 months. I will labor to get money for this trip.
You don't have the money to reach your goal to farm on a small plot. It is expensive to buy 5 acres of land. In our area, that is over $100,000 for land you could do a small farm on. That is just bare land. Then money is needed for land preparation to farm it. Money for fertilizer, seed, etc., etc. You will probably need money to drill a well, or to buy irrigation rights and water, seed, and other expenses.
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