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how to start small nursery?

Discussion in 'Nurseries and Growers' started by backtobasicslawncare, May 26, 2007.

  1. backtobasicslawncare

    backtobasicslawncare LawnSite Member
    from TN
    Messages: 126

    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?
     
  2. backtobasicslawncare

    backtobasicslawncare LawnSite Member
    from TN
    Messages: 126

    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
     
  3. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,903

    theres a show next week in louisville , here is a link, it might help you out.
    WWW.MSHE.ORG
     
  4. Grass Happens

    Grass Happens LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 682

    there is also a book on Nursery management. It's pricey but covers ALOOOOOT.
     
  5. Lance L

    Lance L LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 333

    haha whats the name of the book =P
     
  6. yardmanlee

    yardmanlee LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 898

    and author ?
     
  7. Plant Buyer 83

    Plant Buyer 83 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 176

    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?
     
  8. Grass Happens

    Grass Happens LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 682

    That would be the book. Its to bad i sold it back to the bookstore, I would have given you a heck of a deal on it!! :)
     

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