What Amounts

In addition to listing those crops you plan to grow, start thinking about the amounts that you're going to need — how many radishes or heads of leaf lettuce per week. You should have discussed this with your buyer and he should have given you some indication of how much he uses each week. Supplying him with 20 or 30 percent of that amount should be your goal. Since it's so much easier to produce a perfect crop in a square foot garden than in a single row garden, you don't have to resort to the farmers' technique of over-planting in order to produce a reasonable harvest. If all goes well,

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you should be able to harvest and sell 80 to90 percent of everything planted. But you must be able to provide a continuous supply. Once you stop delivering a certain item on a regular basis, your buyer will turn to other sources. Don't go four weeks without delivering carrots, then suddenly show up with a large harvest. Also, tell your buyer in advance when a particular supply will be exhausted, so that he can find a source to replace it.

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