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Business Launch

My husband and I have successfully begun moving out of the dreaming phase for our farm! While we are still looking for a property to have our end goal farm, we have begun raising mealworms in our garage that we sell to local businesses, and their poop to local gardening stores. We are also putting together compost building and vermicompost in our back yard  using discards from local businesses. 

need some help with cooling my greenhouse

I am new to green houses. this is my first year growing in my new 24 x 32 high tunnel 6 ft sidewall.  I have fans in both ends to pull in air and blow out the air. Doors on each end and I have the shade cloth on. in this heat that we are having it's getting over 100 degrees in there. In one of the videos it was mentioned that misters would help to drop the temps. would someone please help me with what kind of misters do I need and how many? what temps should I be aiming for roughly ? Day and …

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I am new to green houses. this is my first year growing in my new 24 x 32 high tunnel 6 ft sidewall.  I have fans in both ends to pull in air and blow out the air. Doors on each end and I have the shade cloth on. in this heat that we are having it's getting over 100 degrees in there. In one of the videos it was mentioned that misters would help to drop the temps. would someone please help me with what kind of misters do I need and how many? what temps should I be aiming for roughly ? Day and night.

I have tomatoes, cucumbers, radish, lettuce, green beans, carrots, potatoes and yams.

Thank you for any help on this.

Ronda

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Salanova Red Batavian

not sure if this is welcomed here or not... i fudged on timing my seed order and missed the window for Salanova Red Batavian ordering and i needed like 1k-5k quantity of seed for our salad mix this summer..

its the only thing that helped us make it through summer with lettuce sales

it is currently out of stock until July...

if anyone has any theyd be willing to part with (1k-5Kseeds of red batavian salanova) i would gladly pay and be huge..

if not..no worries..we will wait until July 

i just thoug…

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not sure if this is welcomed here or not... i fudged on timing my seed order and missed the window for Salanova Red Batavian ordering and i needed like 1k-5k quantity of seed for our salad mix this summer..

its the only thing that helped us make it through summer with lettuce sales

it is currently out of stock until July...

if anyone has any theyd be willing to part with (1k-5Kseeds of red batavian salanova) i would gladly pay and be huge..

if not..no worries..we will wait until July 

i just thought id atleast try here..

thank you and hope you all have good season!

dustin

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New Soap Making Mini Course Ready for You!

We've just released a new mini-course for all SFU members!
Woody DeLauder of Rootbound Farms walks us through his soapmaking process - start to finish.
Tools, ingredients, recipes, suppliers...come check it out today!
https://www.smallfarmuniversity.com/courses/40113-soap-making-mini-course-with-woody

Got questions about soap making?
Join Michael and Woody for Q&A on Thursday, July 15 at 7 PM ET in the Facebook group.
Find the links you'll need to join the Q&A here: https://www.smallfarmuniversity.…

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We've just released a new mini-course for all SFU members!
Woody DeLauder of Rootbound Farms walks us through his soapmaking process - start to finish.
Tools, ingredients, recipes, suppliers...come check it out today!
https://www.smallfarmuniversity.com/courses/40113-soap-making-mini-course-with-woody

Got questions about soap making?
Join Michael and Woody for Q&A on Thursday, July 15 at 7 PM ET in the Facebook group.
Find the links you'll need to join the Q&A here: https://www.smallfarmuniversity.com/courses/40113-soap-making-mini-course-with-woody/lessons/590371-recording-of-live-q-a


If you can't make the live, we'll have the recording uploaded to the course within a few days!

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How to price less than perfect produce

I am wondering how you all determine your prices for less than perfect produce.  My transplanted beets had multiple trap roots.  Would you half the price, reduce by 30%, or?  How about produce that is still good, but has been harvested a while ago? Obviously I am not taking about storage crops.  I currently have butter lettuce that looks and tastes great, but I know it has been on the cooler for a week.

I am just getting started so I want folks to know that I am aware when crops aren't premium…
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I am wondering how you all determine your prices for less than perfect produce.  My transplanted beets had multiple trap roots.  Would you half the price, reduce by 30%, or?  How about produce that is still good, but has been harvested a while ago? Obviously I am not taking about storage crops.  I currently have butter lettuce that looks and tastes great, but I know it has been on the cooler for a week.

I am just getting started so I want folks to know that I am aware when crops aren't premium, but also don't want to cut prices unnecessarily low.

Thanks.
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