Wed, 22 March 2017
FSFS91: Growing More Crops and Making More Money in the Same Space with Interplanting - The Urban Farmer with Curtis Stone (FSFS91)
Today it's back to Kelowna and Green City Acres as Curtis and I take a look back at his experiences with inter-planting, planting multiple crops in the same space .
It's something that he's done for a few years now, and something that he's doing again this year with his tomatoes.
We first stated talking about this subject back in 2015 when we did an episode touching on the subject in Season One, then we hit on it again almost a year ago in Season Two.
Today we are going to take a look at what Curtis is doing now when it comes to inter-planting and how that's changed since we first started talking about it two years ago.
It's a technique that Curtis has a lot of experience with, but one that's continually evolving as he uses it more.
It's a technique that he uses, because it allows him to earn a lot more in the same space over a given year.
For are going example he made and additional $1100 last year, by inter-planting Salanova lettuce in with his tomatoes. That's an extra $1100 that most farmers wouldn't captured.
That's the benefit of inter-planting. Getting multiple yields out of the same space over the same time period.
But be aware going in, this technique isn't for everyone.
There's a lot of constraints and complications that come with inter-planting. And it's a technique that doesn't make sense if you have a lot of land.
None the less, it's a technique that can be a game changer for those of you who do feel like you have a limited amount of land.
For you all, this is just another way to get more crops and more money, without adding land.
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Direct download: FSFS_91_2017_CurtisInterplant.mp3
Category:permaculture,agriculture,farming -- posted at: 3:00am PDT