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Looking for Land - Part 2 - Suitable for Growing Food?

Stay tuned for this ongoing series of posts, covering what to look for in land or a homestead!

b2ap3_thumbnail_GardenProduce.jpgWhen looking to purchase land or a homestead, food is something else you need to consider.

Is the general location and the specific piece of land suitable for growing food (garden, orchard, etc)?

Unlike water and topography, there are things you can do to make a less promising property productive, but it will be a matter of how much time work and money you are willing to put into it.  And some things are beyone repair.

For instance, while you may haul in topsoil and compost to enrich your barren grow beds, there is nothing you can do about a nearby mountain blocking your direct sunlight during certain seasons.

And if you are in a northern location (or one with significant growing liabilities), you really do need to "stack the deck" in your favor and do everything possible to ensure success.

That's what this next installment is about--things you should look into when assessing a property for it's ability to grow food.

Once again, this is a quick primer to point you in the right direction, not an exhaustive training on gardening.

More detailed gardening training available here: video products.

Also, here's the book referred to in the video "The New Organic Grower"
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Stay tuned for this ongoing series of posts, covering what to look for in land or a homestead!


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    Yvonne Monday, 12 February 2018

    We're in N Central ID at almost 3,000 altitude. Any suggestions on what does well and what does not at this altitude?

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