Those are just a few of the questions we had when we began. That was December 2015.
Without answers to 90% of the questions, we applied for a grant. Or two. We received a total of 4 grants while we sorted out just what we thought we were doing and how we should do it!
Our most exciting moment was when we partnered with David Ray in the fall of '16. David had just retired from College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO, where he had been the director of all the landscaping and gardening for many, many years. He had a wealth of knowledge regarding exactly what we had decided we wanted to pursue. To listen to him quote off the top of his head germination days, growing days, determinant, indeterminant, cold crop, etc sorta had our heads spinning. Luckily he was able to do the thinking for us. He had connections for seeds, irrigation, pest control and so much more. WHEW!