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   Dec 27

Your Questions About Gardening

Mandy asks…

Where can I find the cheapest and most fertile land in the US?

We are thinking of leaving the rat raise and growing our own food, living off the grid etc, back to basics you know. Does anybody know which part of the country has the most fertile land with a long growing season.

GardenersCardiff answers:

Raise is more pay
race is an event between 2 or more people getting from here to there.

U can get free land in many states via SQUATTING.

MOST fertile? Ask a botanist or agronomist

Helen asks…

How would one get started growing their own organic foods?

This one particularly, and she’s broke ;-b
Seriously though, I really want to start making my own food because it is healthier and cheaper and my family cant afford healthy food.
Thanks!
Actually, I live in eastern North Carolina.

GardenersCardiff answers:

If you grow your own food using natural compost/fertilizers then you are already growing organic food. To get certified though you would have to prove that the soil you use does not contain any contaminants. If you are planning on selling any of your produce as “organic” you need to have this certification. I jokingly tell my friends that all organic means is that there is still dirt on the produce.-blurey

Carol asks…

How much money would I need to start a self-sufficient farm?

I am interested in eventually purchasing land, building a house and shed, and live by growing my own food and bartering whenever possible. I would raise chickens but no more. Is this a feasible idea (in New England)? ty
I would have some capital in the bank, and would pay bills with the interest. I would only make as much food as I and anyone living with me would need. I would also not have tractors or machine tools whenever possible. If I had to, I would not always barter. And further, I would try to install solar panels and possibly a hand crank generator to provide power.

GardenersCardiff answers:

Check for government help. They will help farmers get started and keep going if they keep there farmland. Not much money is to be made on a farm that is why the government assists farmers.

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