Thoughts on crops for profit

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Re: Thoughts on crops for profit

Postby Kingfisher » Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:02 pm

JMJ Farms wrote:I know some folks who do pretty well with small plots of marijuana. Now that it's half legal the bottom line probably ain't what it used to be.

"Half legal?"
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Re: Thoughts on crops for profit

Postby JMJ Farms » Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:26 pm

Kingfisher wrote:
JMJ Farms wrote:I know some folks who do pretty well with small plots of marijuana. Now that it's half legal the bottom line probably ain't what it used to be.

"Half legal?"


Just meaning half the states say it's legal. Half say it ain't. Not exactly, I was being facisous.
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Re: Thoughts on crops for profit

Postby dave_shelby » Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:48 pm

I have thought about this too with declining cattle prices.

Where are you all selling?

I like okra, my old place used to have some of that grayland mulatto soil that okra loves. My wife selects some of the garden crops she wants to grow based on price at the supermarket. Okra is one of the best things to grow in that respect.
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Re: Thoughts on crops for profit

Postby Bigfoot » Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:49 pm

I gotta say it again, sweet corn is the way to go. You can stand up straight to pick it. Good chemicals to use on it.
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Re: Thoughts on crops for profit

Postby Jogeephus » Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:26 am

Guy down the road from me raises 8 rows of okra and sells it at his doorstep. He's been doing it for many years now and he sells every thing he grows and even has a waiting list of people who want to buy from him. Don't know what he's making but he's doing alright for very little trouble. Funny thing is I grow it and give it away but I can't give it away fast enough to keep it from going to seed but you have to pick it yourself.
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Re: Thoughts on crops for profit

Postby iowahawkeyes » Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:33 am

Do you have a good place to sell it? That makes a huge difference on what you can market.
I live on a busy highway out in the country and couldn't ask for a better location. I grow a few acres of fall produce.
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Re: Thoughts on crops for profit

Postby hayray » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:44 am

I grow few acres of hard squash and sweet corn every year and so it's pretty easy to do on field scale you can use the cultivator cultivating a planter to plant I tried tomatoes and had a lot of disease problems. Green beans can be pretty easy to grow on same scale. I found with a lot of the other garden crops you really had to know what you were doing in order to get a good crop I had mostly failures otherwise and saw no profit. Got beery bushes and fruit and nut trees going now well see
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