I've been very busy working on my farm plan. I am a very good farm planner. I am a very poor farmer.
I have been working on garlic. I bought three heads of seed garlic on ebay and was able to plant TEN cloves, so I will have TEN heads next fall. Not much of a money maker there. SO, I ordered SIX more heads from Johnny's Seeds (with shipping it was like $30.00-ouch) so I will have a total of THIRTY-FOUR cloves planted, so I should get THIRTY-FOUR heads next fall. Still, barely enough to keep the vampires away. BUT, I figured if I plant the cloves from the THIRTY-FOUR heads in the fall of 2010, then I will have ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-SIX cloves to plant, and then in the fall of 2011, I will have FIVE HUNDRED FORTY FOUR cloves to plant, 2012, TWO THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY SIX, 2013, EIGHT THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND FOUR, and then in 2014 I will have THIRTY FOUR THOUSAND, EIGHT HUNDRED AND SIXTEEN cloves of garlic to plant. If I sell half of my garlic at $.50 a head, I will make $8,704.00. and be able to plant the other half for 2015 at which time I will have SIXTY NINE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED AND THIRTY TWO heads of garlic and if I sell half and plant half, I will make $17,408.00.
Smiles from the (stinky) farm,