Gardening for a profit?

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  1. beginnerfarmer

    beginnerfarmer Well-Known Member

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    I am wondering can u make a profit off a 1 acre vegetable garden?
     
  2. uncle Will in In.

    uncle Will in In. Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Sure you can if you have a good market to sell what you raise. One acre is one huge garden if you don't have very much help.
     

  3. Ravenlost

    Ravenlost Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My mama's been doing it for 40 years.
     
  4. momlaffsalot

    momlaffsalot Well-Known Member

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    There are a gazillion books on this subject at the library. It can be done...good luck!
     
  5. mommagoose_99

    mommagoose_99 Well-Known Member

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    Yep cause I grow cucumbers on about an acre.I get $15 a bushel for them. I used to grow about an acre of cantalopes and made about $500 a row. try a subscription for Growing For Market you can find it on line.
     
  6. comfortablynumb

    comfortablynumb Well-Known Member

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    them kinda "veggies" is illegal.

    lol
     
  7. WindowOrMirror

    WindowOrMirror ..where do YOU look? Supporter

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    ... on various factors as already described (market conditions, whether or not u-pick or they-pick)... but another thing to consider is, "Will my family and I eat fromt he garden as well"? If so, and the family is large... it implies a certain variety and density.
     
  8. shawnee

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    We made $2600 profit from 4/10 acre of asparagus. Didn't charge enough; customers are regulars and previous owner said we needed to raise prices. Each crown is now the size of a barrel. Established for l4 years. You might look into it; we didn't water it; mowed when done and let grow til next spring.
     
  9. Terri

    Terri Singletree & Weight Loss & Permaculture Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    WOW!

    Shawnee, can I ask how you sold it? Pick your own, farmers market, or whatever? And, how much you were charging?