John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ visits 1 Acre Cluck it Farm Homestead in Las Vegas, Nevada that grows food in one of the most extreme climates in the USA year-round. Their profitable farm uses the CSA model to sell the food it grows while maximizing profit and minimizing work.
In this episode, you will learn how this farm in Las Vegas grows vegetables year-round in the desert. You will discover some of the special varieties of vegetables they have found that grow well in the desert. You will learn some of the techniques they use to ensure their high level of production in Las Vegas. You will learn why they focus on growing quick-turn crops on their farm, and how they have been successfully selling their locally grown food in Las Vegas.
First, John will give you a tour of the farm, including all the major growing areas of the farm including their different plots that contain 50-foot planting rows. You will discover how they add fertility to their soil, so they can get excellent production. You will learn how much they water their crops in the desert during the summer and how plants are planted close together to ensure the best growth and least water evaporation.
You will learn about the best growing fruiting crops on their farm including zucchini, peppers, and eggplants, and why these crops are being grown. You will learn about the abundance of leafy greens and root crops they are growing in the desert.
You will discover where the majority of their seeds are purchased and you will see how some of them grow. You will learn their most productive variety of leafy green that can be grown in Las Vegas.
You will learn how they grow microgreens and start their transplants under energy-efficient LED grow lights that run 24 hours a day that allows them to grow a crop of microgreens in just 7 days using prosoil mix from Walmart. You will learn the specific varieties of microgreens that can easily grow in 7 days to full size without issue.
Finally, John will interview the Farmers, Amanda, and Duke and why the farm was started and what kind of experience they had before growing food in Las Vegas. You will also learn some of the biggest challenges growing food in Las Vegas, and how hard it has been to find the best way to market and sell the food they grow and the successful method they have found to sell the food via a CSA model. You will also discover the top 3 easiest vegetables to grow in Las Vegas, and much, much more.
After watching this episode, you will learn how a farm grows food in Las Vegas, and the tips you need to grow your own food in Las Vegas. You will also learn about an amazing farm that grows food in Las Vegas that you can buy, and how a CSA model can help farmers sell their food, and manage all the back-end accounting, etc for you.
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