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how to start small nursery?

backtobasicslawncare

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TN
im thinking about getting a small greenhouse and im looking at buying some soil pots. i think about selling vegetable and flowers someday.

when do i need to buy or look at?
 
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backtobasicslawncare

backtobasicslawncare

LawnSite Member
Location
TN
please i still need help on. i want to sell flowers and want to hear how should i start small? whats a good way to still start me a small greenhouse?


thanks
mike
 

Plant Buyer 83

LawnSite Member
Location
DC - Zone 6
there is also a book on Nursery management. It's pricey but covers ALOOOOOT.
This might be the book he is talking about - Nursery Management: Administration and Culture (4th Edition) - Harold Davidson. Search in amazon you'll find it. He's right though it is expensive but in return very good info. If you just want a smaller cheaper book try this one (also on amazon). So You Want to Start a Nursery by Tony Avent. I would get this one and read it and go from there.

Keep in mind starting a "Nursery" is MUCH HARDER than people think. Most growers now have a lot of mechanicalized machinery not to mention how expensive it is. They know there cost down to penny's (especially in growing annuals/perennials).

But I am sure you are talking about just doing it a side venture am I correct? Maybe grow for you own needs and sell whatever you can't use?
 
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