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Vegetable Growing!

Updated on April 16, 2016
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Hi, I've grown up on a Vegetable farm,and was a grower for 20 years with our family business. Now driving a concrete mixer.

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


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Getting started

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

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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.

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    • aesta1 profile image

      Mary Norton 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I wish I am still younger. I would definitely become a vegetable grower. The smell and feel of fresh vegetables make me happy.

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      John Hansen 21 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Useful hub Mick. Our farmers and food producers need encoiuragement and support, as we all need food. I am personally into organic gardening and Permaculture which promotes biodiversity and planting a mix of crops together (companion planting) to help prevent disease and pests without the use of chemicals. Voted up.

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      Marlene Bertrand 20 months ago from Northern California, USA

      I have a back yard garden and one thing you mention is quite true. You do have to be fit and healthy.

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      Mick Bert 11 months ago from Australia

      Thanks for your feed back

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      Shyron E Shenko 11 months ago from Texas

      Mick, thank you for the information. It is usually too hot in Texas summers to grow vegetables, but I had a garden until last year. My grandmother had a half acre and she grew everything then canned not only the vegetables but fruit and made jelly and jam.

      You are right about planning, that is crucial.

      Blessings and hugs my new friend.

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      Louise Powles 3 months ago from Great Yarmouth

      Well, I am fit and healthy enough to grow vegetables. I just wish I had a garden big enough to plant them in! Perhaps I should invest in an allotment!

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      Mick Bert 3 months ago from Australia

      Wish you luck.Go for it.

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