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How many grow your own plants?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bchataroo, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. bchataroo

    bchataroo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    Just curious how many grow their own plants and shrubs?

    Any good techniques a noob should consider?

  2. CALandscapes

    CALandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 946

    On a serious note - we plant thousands upon thousands of trees, shrubs, etc. a year, and don't grow any. Occasionally we'll bump up existing inventory (that we've bought from growers) to larger container sizes. That's the extent of our growing, though. Trust me, if it made sense, we'd do it.
  3. mnglocker

    mnglocker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 758

    I grow Hastas and decorative grasses to sell/install on jobs. I start the grasses in those ferry morse mini-green house seed starters. The Hastas are like invasive weeds and I just seperate them and pot them as needed.
  4. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,257

    Hostas is what you mean. Growing is my favorite thing to do in this business. Rose of sharon, Gaura, Speedwell, coneflower, blanket flower, Coreopsis, Salvia, russian Sage, Lantana and a bunch of others I grow. Perennials are what I specialize in. Been growing for 6 years now. Pots and soil I get for wholesale.
  5. Marcos

    Marcos LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,720

    You would think someone that sold hostas as part of their living, could spell it correctly. :dizzy:
  6. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    i have been known to do so myself. i have extensive gardens of my own and i sometimes pot and grow out the seedlings and or plants i had to dig up to thin. i sell them to customers once in a while and they are always great looking plants and most of the times bigger than nursery grown too.

    i would like to grow more at our shop in the future for selling, but we will see. that is just one more iron in the fire to watch so...............
  7. macaw

    macaw LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 415

    I have a small greenhouse. Grow and sell veggie plants in the spring. If I had the time I would divide and sell stuff I have in the yard (Ferns,mints,hostas,cone flowers and much more)
  8. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,257

    When I get my camera fixed I'll show yall how to stick these. Good luck.
  9. Lawn by Deere

    Lawn by Deere LawnSite Member
    Posts: 72

    Are you a cop?
  10. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,257

    No. Sticking is a term used in plant propagation.

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