The Beginning of growing vegetables
Planning is crucial if one wants to become a Vegetable Grower.
- Amount of start up money one has
- The land size
- To rent or to buy land
- Machinery and plant purchases
- Hiring of people
- Marketing of produce
After the deciding of how you acquired your land and machinery. The process can now start.
Now the next step is
- Which crop's do you decide to grow
- Availability of water and cost
- Availability of people
- Scale you choose to grow
- Start plan in action
Being a Vegetable grower requires to be fit and heathly
Are you fit and healthy enough to be a grower?
Don't think it do it - Stage
At first I would start of in small scale of land for your first crop. Having picked the varieties that you have chosen to farm, one can now start the process of planting. I would start off by building a small glass house first to seed my plants as this would provide a cost saving of buying plants. In the glass house plants can take up to 6-8 weeks before transplanting in the open field. The first stage is crucial for the plants as water and heat stress will ruin a crop in short time. Continual monitoring of the plants water is crucial during the growing of the crop.
Pest and disease need to be researched for what needs to be applied. Herbicides and weeding need to be applied at the correct time.
Once the crop has reached maturity it can then be sold in the markets or farmer markets.
Growing the right crops for your area
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