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Johnston1515
Feb 8, 2018 6:33 PM CST
Can anybody give me an idea on being able to raise 3 acres of mixed vegtables by yourself with succession planting. Drip and plastic mulch. Thanks
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Feb 8, 2018 6:46 PM CST
There have been several good articles written here on NGA to help with successful succession planting. Here are some examples:

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DaisyI
Feb 8, 2018 7:00 PM CST
My girlfriend and I tried to "farm" an acre of extra land behind our Church. We managed for 2 years (harvesting almost 1000 pounds of produce each year), but it is a full time job. Luckily, our children were grown and out of the house and we had one job between us (we were the Church Secretary Smiling ).

The Church men put in water faucets. We were completely on drip and only dug planting holes, keeping weeds to a minimum. But after two years, we were exhausted and gave it up.
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Feb 9, 2018 9:27 AM CST
Plastic mulch?

Succession gardening is pretty straight forward... Plant a patch today, next month, till more soil, plant a patch of the same veggie... A month later, repeat.

Makes it a lot easier not planting the entire garden all in the same weekend.

In ky, y'all probably get enough rain that watering wouldn't be essential...

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