Im a farming enthusiast. Absolutely no clue about farming but I’m willing to invest money, efforts and time into making my dream of moving from the city to a farming life. Im looking to purchase land in karnataka close to the western ghats. I’m more inclined towards natural farming on about 10-20 acres of land. There are different pieces of land I’m contemplating to buy. Before i go ahead and purchase land, I need to know what I can grow on different soil types as mentioned below.
- lateritic soil at the base covered by shades and mixed with humus known as Kagadaii soil.
- lateritic soil mixed with gravelly soil derived from granites and sandy soil.
- Red loam derived from laterite and traps
- Coastal lateritic soil
During my frequent travel to coastal karnataka, I usually notice plenty of coconut and arecanut plantations. I have to mention that I will be investing most of my savings in buying the land and will hold back some money for working capital. Therefore, my aim is to grow things that can yield faster say within say 8-12 months so i can keep the cash flow intact to provide for my family. I dont want to depend on harvests that are too labor dependent and require something that demands minimum presence of me. Yes, for the 1st one year I cant be much in the farm due to commitments and I will be totally relying on hired help to do most of the work like planting etc ( I will be paying occasional visits). Once the farm is fully setup i will live on the farm. Atleast that’s the idea. Your thoughts/comments/feedback on what and how to progress will be very helpful.
Sorry if I’m asking too much for a start. Mods please feel free to move this to the relevant section if its not appropriate here.