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

Week 1

 






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.

Connect with Curtis Stone

GreenCityAcres.com

Green City Acres on Facebook

Profitable Urban Farming – The Course – Learn More


Profitable Urban Farming

[ois skin=”Homepage”]
Did you get some value out of this post? If so, then please take a second to support Diego on Patreon!

Comments 11

    1. Post
      Author
    1. Post
      Author
  1. Awesome content! It’s getting me excited for this upcoming season. Thank you for the hard work that went behind the production of this episode. Looking forward to future episodes.

    Peace and Carrots

  2. Diego and Curtis share one core attitude that helps us here (europe) big time – Clarity! Two great raw models, two beautiful designs of digital and real life activities. Two didtal demonstration sites for multifunctional layering of business, mission, passion, ethics, priciples, responsability, teaching, information and motivation… I guess that is suposed to be called leadership. Thanks for pulling us, guys!

  3. I find the content to be very entertaining, inspirational and educational. I also am confined to a very small gardening space, so I am looking forward to listening to the entire series. Now I need to build some hoop houses! My wife is going to love this.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *