New Grower advice needed...
So..... we've decided to be farmers. My wife and I are excited to start some basic farming next year and have chosen Garlic, Lavender and Shitake Mushrooms + bee hives to get started. Ambitious? Yes. But we're planning only a small amount of each. So here are the facts....
8 full acres available, full sun, mostly dry, farmed for the past several years.
Northcentral WV, near Morgantown... Go Mountaineers!
No fear of hard work and great desire to have a home based business that we can eventually live off of.
And here are the first questions....
We don't want to wait until fall to start.... so we would like to try some spring garlic. Would it make sense to do a spring planting and then use what we grow for a larger fall planting?
With an eye toward eventually selling for profit, what varieties do you think would be best for us to experiment with?
We have not done a soil test yet, but we've got some great books and a can-do attitude. Yes, I really typed that.