Workin’ Your Relays


Changing times have you thinking about how to turn your yard into a significant food source for you, your family and neighbors, and maybe even a home- based business? Then find out about a new farmer-tested growing technique that will keep you supplied with a continuous supply of fresh vegetables all season long – relay cropping.

It is often confused with crop rotation, which keys off the seasons and is used to maintain soil health and control pests. It’s also thought of as succession planting, which is used to produce more of the same crop throughout the season. While it might look similar in execution to these common growing techniques, its goal is much different: to produce a lot of food in a limited space, in a short period of time.

Relay cropping is what puts intensive into s-mall p-lot in-tensive. It’s also what turns small plots into a big business. That has been the SPIN breakthrough: it greatly reduces the amount of land needed for commercial crop production. A SPIN farmer thinks in terms of square feet, not acres. Their land base is no bigger than many backyards. Perhaps one like yours.

Make the time, effort and investment you put your garden really pay off here.