Commercial brocofarms use chemicals to stop damage from insects. Organic farmers use a variety of chemical free methods to protect plants. Rows are still the preferred method for growing broccoli however, plant protection, weeding and watering are a challenge.
Growing broccoli in a circle is superior to growing broccoli in rows. Broccoli plants are watered from the center of the circle underneath the plant canopy to prevent waterborne diseases.
Broccoli plants can be planted closer together. Weeding is virtually eliminated with a Crop Circle weed barrier and plants can be covered with standard sized insect netting.
Broccoli Crop Circles
Growing in a circle is superior to growing in rows. Broccoli plants are watered from the center underneath the plant canopy to prevent waterborne diseases. Plants can be planted closer together and weeding is virtually eliminated with a proprietary weed barrier.
Just over 430 large heads (some weight 5 pounds) were cut from from 450 plants the first harvest. Immediately, the plants began secondary heading, which produced 2,300 half-sized mini-heads 30 days later. Early Green Goliath is the preferred broccoli variety because of its size, taste and after harvest secondary head production.
Crop Circle Farmers
Crop Circle farmers growing broccoli Crop Circles double profit of a broccoli crop growing healthier broccoli plants to increase broccoli head size.
First Harvest – 90 days from seed
Wholesale price - 430 x $1.00 per pound x 3 pounds x 36 = $46,440
Retail price - 430 x $2.00 per pound x 3 pounds x 36 = $92,880
Certified organic price - 430 x $4.00 per pound x 3 pounds x 36 = $185,760
Secondary Harvest – 30 days from first harvest
Wholesale price - 2,000 x $1.00 per pound x 1/2 pound x 36 = $36,000 ($83,440)
Retail price - 2,000 x $2.00 per pound x 1/2 pound x 36 = $72,000 ($164,880)
Certified organic price - 2,000 x $4.00 per pound x 1/2 pound x 36 = $144,000 ($339,760)
This is an excellent business opportunity created especially for food entrepreneurs to help them earn a significant income from growing broccoli on small parcels of land.
Crop Circle farmers will be granted a protected territory giving them every opportunity to expand and grow their business year after year.
*profits may vary depending on location, climate and area market pricing