Growing on a small-scale requires maximum efficiency to allow for economic viability. For this reason, small-scale agricultural operations have the potential to be incredibly productive. To reach this level of efficiency, it is important to be equipped with appropriate tools and technologies. These purpose-designed tools allow for maximum outputs with minimum inputs, thereby providing the greatest economic gain.
When growing in a high tunnel, specifically, it is important to use tools that minimize soil compaction and maximize usable space while still performing the necessary function. For instance, in an outdoor growing setting, a chisel plow is a great cultivation tool, but a broadfork or claw cultivator are far more efficient tools in a high tunnel.
Four Season Tools offers a variety of tools for these and other applications. CLICK HERE to see our collection of tools.
If you are looking for more interesting information about tools and techniques focused on efficiency, consider visiting the Healthy Farmers, Healthy Profits Project website.