How to start?

Discussion in 'Nurseries and Growers' started by Branchland, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. Branchland

    Branchland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    Can anybody recommed a good book for starting a nursurey? I'm just wanting to start growing a few differant type trees and shrubs. Mainly just to practice and see what happens.
  2. phototropic1

    phototropic1 LawnSite Member
    from MS
    Messages: 118

    Read "So You Want to Start a Nursery?" by Tony Avent. Not to dissuade you, but it IS a cautionary tale!
  3. OP

    Branchland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    Thanks. I'll check that book out. I'm wanting to know how to acually start a plant from scratch, or from a clipping.
  4. FSully

    FSully LawnSite Member
    Messages: 81

    A good book on plant propagation.......

    "The American Horticultural Society Plant Propagation" by Alan Toogood
    and 2 more that I can't think of right at the moment. Check out Amazon and search for Plant Propagation
  5. jhgilliland

    jhgilliland LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    Check Out: The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation: From Seed to Tissue Culture: A Practical Working Guide to the Propagation of over 1100 Species - Michael A. Dirr, Charles W., Jr. Heuser, Bonnie L. Dirr (Illustrator), Charles W. Heuser Jr (Contributor) - 1987

    My professor at Penn State co-authored it. He is very knowledgeable and the book should be able to help you alot
  6. FSully

    FSully LawnSite Member
    Messages: 81

    Yes, this is one of the two that I was thinking about, and the other "Plant Propogation:principles and Practices by Hartmann, Kester, Davies,Geneve". New this book with the CD will run about $100, so you might try to find a used version with the CD.

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