Growing Your Garden Into A Farm

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If you have been successful in raising a garden, you may think that you're making the most of your green thumb. But the truth is, you might be missing the chance to help your whole garden grow into something that can bring you enjoyment, satisfaction, and money.

The opportunities in farming are better today than ever before, because the consumer world is very different today. Every outbreak of food poisoning or trace of pesticide found in vegetables feeds the growing concern about the safety of our food supply. It is a market flush with opportunities for small, local farms. Buyers want to know that the fruits and vegetables they feed their family are safe, and they want the freshest goods available. There is a strong current against factory farming and food that's been trucked hundreds of miles. And that is where you come in!

The first thing you need to overcome is your fear that you don't have the resources to do it. Nothing could be further from the truth. From container gardening to indoor greenhouses and front-yard gardens, people all over the country are finding creative ways to produce vegetables for profit. You don't need hundreds of acres to make it happen!

And you don't need tens of thousands of dollars, either. Many crops can be handled exclusively by hand, especially organic ones in small plots. If you gradually scale up your operation, you can scale up your capital gradually without breaking the bank. Farmers retire and sell out, while others scale up and liquidate smaller equipment. Fastline has Mahindra tractors for sale that will keep you from needing to buy new tractors instead. As long as you are resourceful--and what gardener isn't--you can find what you need.

So now that you have an idea of the nuts and bolts of starting out, let's examine why you would enjoy this venture, other than the potential earnings.

Farming is a unique enterprise. It simultaneously fosters and favors independence; that is, if you are an independent type, you will take to farming quickly, but if you want to develop greater independence, it will bring that out in you.

It is also a respected profession. People appreciate your desire to earn a living by the sweat of your brow and to simultaneously help feed a nation. Farmers take a great deal of pride in what they do, and they should.

Farming also lets you be outdoors a great deal of the time. If you've ever worked in a job with exclusively indoor work, you may remember the craving for sunshine and the desire to be out in the elements, even when those elements include rain or snow. It is a way to prove your durability and to be in connection with the environment.

In short, expanding your garden into a full-fledged farm can be a more exciting proposition than you might first think. It can provide you with real income doing respectable work in a pleasant environment, and it can develop skills in you that you never thought possible. It's not for everyone, but when you're right for farming and it's right for you, you'll know it. And it's then that you'll know it's time to take on your most ambitious planting yet and grow your garden into a farm.

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