Time Constraints to setting up a Wasabi Farm
There are a number of fixed Time Constraints imposed when setting up a Wasabi Farm.
No matter how hard you try these time constraints can almost be regarded as being set in concrete. They are very difficult and sometimes impossible, to get around.
It all comes down to setting up a project plan and working through it to make sure that nothing has been missed or done in the wrong order. If you really need help to do that then ask the Wasabi Maestro about becoming an Elite Wasabi Circle Member.
Are you cut out to be a Wasabi Grower?
The idea of becoming a Wasabi Grower is appealing, isn’t it?
No doubt you have heard about the fact that there are not many Wasabi growers and the demand for wasabi is growing at a fast rate.
All that is true, but what is not commonly known is why that is the case.
Assuming that you started today, it would be a minimum of two years before you had any wasabi to sell, and that assumes that you had all the resources available to you.
Why two years from today?
Here is a list of things that need to be done that take a certain amount of time to be completed and where throwing money or other resources at it does not shorten that time by any significant extent. 🙂
1. Ordering the wasabi plants, waiting for them to be grown on and hardened off so that you can plant them on your farm. Dependent on quantity required this could take six months or longer. Normally enough time for you to get items 2 and 3 below finished, but only if you make the plant order early.
2. Building the farm. Structures need to be built and assembled. Unless you are putting up a small structure, there will be nothing available off the shelf. Also as part of this is the time and effort involved in getting authorization (permits, licenses, etc) off the bureaucrats. Sometimes this can take more than a year by itself (personal experience).
3. Installing the equipment. This includes testing, getting contractors to turn up and install or build the equipment required. Dependent on your climate and growing method this can be a long or short time.
4. Waiting for the plants to grow to a harvestable size. This will take a minimum of 1 year, and can take 2 or 3 years dependent upon the amount of environmental controls you installed in 3 above.
You need to start planning now, get the knowledge together, find the resources and start. See below.
It is not a get rich quick scheme – it takes time, resources, tenacity and a lot of family support.
These time constraints are what will determine the time it takes to get from an idea to money in the bank from selling Wasabi.
Michel Van Mellaerts (The Wasabi Maestro) is the recognized World authority and expert on the practical Growing, Processing and Marketing of Wasabia japonica. He and his wife have been commercially growing Wasabia japonica longer than anyone else outside Japan.
Trained as an Electrical and Mechanical Engineer he has invented and installed many improved growing systems into their farms. These enable high quality Wasabi to be grown anywhere in the World.
The Wasabi Maestroes have set up commercial Wasabi growing farms from the Arctic Circle to Southern New Zealand, including the Equator. They have worked with individual growers, national governments, and investment groups on four continents.
These growing systems have reduced growing times by nearly 67%, improved yield and quality of the Wasabi rhizome, and increased the levels of active ingredients by nearly 100%. It is these active ingredients that independent scientific studies show kills cancer cells and improves human health.
They pioneered the use of Wasabia japonica in the Nutraceutical and Medical industries. They are at the leading edge of research into the benefits of Wasabi on human and animal health.
The Wasabi Maestroes offer a Training and Consultancy service for potential and actual Wasabi growers who only want to learn from the best. Others spend their time floundering around trying to find out what information is useful and what isn’t.
The Training has been proven and improved over the last 20 years plus of personal commercial Wasabi growing. This has been hands on, getting wet and dirty work – not guesswork from behind a desk.
More information on the Wasabi Growers Club 70+ Training Modules can be found here.
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