Devon Olsen wrote:the same as these guys do their pastures:
by planting a large variety of grasses that will help eachother grow and regulate eachother well
what confuses me is that when growing hay for market, the grass is removed and baled, leaving none for mulch/fertilizer the next year, so how is this substainable?
if it is not, as i suspect, how does one go about making it substainable?
richard valley wrote:If cattle is kept there as a paddock, it will have to be disked and replanted.
Devon Olsen wrote:...how can one apply the principles in this video to producing hay for market?
...hay is a very high value crop in our area, i would argue one of the most high value crops so it makes sense to market it and harvest some of this rich income, the question is only how i may do this as cheaply as possible and without forcing my grandfather to continue working his ass off in the future, prefereably i think his work load should lessen every year if he is doing things correctly...
Devon Olsen wrote:i think the answer to this was to be found in a recent podcast as well as the posts that were posted here, simply have multiple plots and only harvest from one plot a year, rotating so that each plot can recover and fertilize itself before you come back to it years later...