Growing Herbs

Growing herbs with farm Crop Circles can double profits for the small grower. All types of herbs are suitable, particularly basil, dill and cilantro

Herb Production

Herb production can be costly due to fluctuations in demand. Farmers must grow a wide variety of herbs to mitigate risk against these market cycles. As a result, farmers sell only 70 percent of their total herb crop. Creating after market products like soaps, scented candles and essential oils can create additional revenue streams. Creating these products, however, will take time and money away from production. Packaging and transportation costs may increase compared with produce sales. Manufacturing, packaging, and marketing foods, drugs, and cosmetics require conformity with governmental regulations. Product liability insurance may be a wise but expensive necessity. A certified kitchen may be required to produce vinegars, herbal jellies, and other edible products. Many acres are typically required to operate a profitable commercial operation. 


By comparison, growing herbs with Crop Circles can be profitable for the small grower. Plants grow significantly larger with an increase in leaf volume that may double or triple profit at harvest. All types are suitable, particularly basil, dill and cilantro plants. Little space and maintenance is required; a space 20 feet by 20 feet is all that is needed for the circle. It takes just a couple of hours to set up, a few minutes a week for weeding and little time for harvest.

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Dill Crop Circle

A dill Crop Circle grows 4,000 dill plants that produce over 10,000 1/2 ounce heads. Mammoth is the preferred dill variety because of its height, large head development and consumer popularity for pickling.

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Farm Harvest

Farm harvest totaled thousands of dill heads from a 30-foot Crop Circle. The scent of dill filled the entire corner of the farm for weeks. We harvested from July right through October and into November.