Farm Production Planning
All set to grow? Once you’ve leased your land, come up with a business plan, and a list of crops you want to grow, it’s time to create a detailed production plan. This should include timetables for seeding, fertilizing, and harvesting your crops – as well as seasonal crop rotation, if applicable.
For help with production planning:
- Download the relevant BC Government crop production guide
- Connect with other farmers in your area to learn what type of production schedules work best for them, and to see if you can obtain farm production plan examples
- Visit the North Carolina State University Growing Small Farms website for detailed production planning spreadsheets and record-keeping resources
With careful scheduling, you may be able to grow almost year-round. This is known as continuous harvesting, and it involves multiple plantings, spaced out for multiple yields. The possibilities will depend on your production resources. You can also lengthen your growing season and diversify your produce with a greenhouse, which offers extra warmth and climate protection for crops that need it.