Becoming Self-Sufficient With a Small Market Garden
Q. Can a family be totally self-sustaining by using between 1 and 2 acres to grow, eat, and sell food? A. Yes! As a matter of fact, families in many countries are doing it, and they often have gardens much smaller than 1 acre. However, you should consider carefully what you are getting into. ...
Compare Mittleider Method With Commercial Produce Growers
Q. The commercial produce growers in my area use black plastic with drip lines. They mix fertilizer in their irrigation water and pump it to the plants. What makes the Mittleider method more productive and efficient? A. Large commercial growers of things like lettuce, cabbage, etc., who water...
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Our Family Garden Produces More Than We Can Eat - Can We Sell the Excess?
Q. There is a real possibility that what could be produced in the twenty-four 30' grow boxes we are planning on building and populating with vegetables is more than our family can consume or preserve. Since Mittleider's books state that this is also a very real possibility, I was wondering what...
Questions from a Commercial Grower
Q. 1) In Dr Mittleider books I have found different sizes for the grow boxes, please tell me what is the best size and 2) what are the quantities of fertilizers that should be used (pre-plant and weekly feed). 3) Do you think it is good to feed sweet potatoes (or any vegetable) weekly? 4) Do you...
Soy Beans for Commercial Sale
Q. I plan to grow Soy Beans this season. I will grow two (2) hectors in the field, and crops will be watered by rainfall. I live in the tropics with lots of rainfall and sunshine.What is the appropriate fertilizer combination for growing Soy Beans and the best Cultural practices, including seed...
You Can Live on What You Produce On Less Space Than You Ever Imagined!
While you endure the cold winter months why not plan for a really great garden next spring. Maybe even one that could provide some income in addition to the food you eat yourselves! Does anyone have children who need responsibility - and spending money? To illustrate the potential, I'll describe...