deciding how much of each crop to grow.
Deciding how much of each crop to grow is a big issue every year. I try to see where improvements can be made for next year at this time of year. A few weeks ago I said I would plant more peppers and melons and now those are my bumper crops and I have changed my mind! I can see I always need more broccoli and potatoes and possibly corn and carrots do well but are a pain to weed.
You can never tell what crops will do well. We could have a completely different year weather wise next year and perfect calculations would be impossible. Whatever is growing well is also growing well for customers in their little gardens and that is a big problem. In my area there are a lot of people with gardens or a few plants. They never can grow dill or cilantro and ask for it all summer, but I can't grow it either! Would it be worth investing in shade cloth to try to get lettuce to grow in summer? It's my job as a farmer to get things to grow when the weather makes it hard.