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Old 03-27-2011, 02:39 PM
 
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And organic field crops bring the most money -- but my neighbor who has them had to get the land totally free of any commercial pesticide for over 3 years prior to getting his certification.
"Organic" doesn't mean no commercial pesticide, it should be an "certification board approved" commercial pesticide etc.
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Old 03-27-2011, 02:44 PM
 
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What about splitting it into 25-50 plots and trying to rent it to wanna be in town gardeners without suitable land to garden. May be providing some plowing etc. services. I only can wish we had something like this in our area, I would pay much more than 1 acre of corn would clean, but it doesn't appear anybody is interested to rent a plot, they would rather plant everything in corn as eye can see.
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:02 PM
 
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If you have a Southern States Co-op where you are, ask them for their best ideas, these guys and gals know their business.
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:33 AM
 
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My cabbage family stuff, Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli, head cabbage is planted and growing nicely (as opposed to growing and being surly).
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:58 PM
 
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Am wondering how long your growing season is, if you have enough time, 25 acres of cantalope would show a tidy profit. As I learned long ago, you can tell when a cantalope is ripe when it smells like a cantalope, I grow one 80 ft row, I get all the cantalope I want and it pays for the fertilizer and seed for next years garden. Hales Best or Athena, are easy varieties to grow. I won't sell my sugarbaby watermelons, but I also do two rows of tomatos, I get all the sandwiches I can eat and sell the rest.
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