growing plants for sale this fall

bigvegnut(5)May 14, 2010

I'm just starting to get into the business and just finished my greenhouse. Its a 20' x 96'.My question is what would you start to grow now to sell this fall besides mums?

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imstillatwork(8-9 Oregon Coast / Ca Border)

cart before the horse, no? I kid!

Question really is, what do people in YOUR area want? You'll need to troll the farmers markets and local growers to see what the demand is, or if you can create a demand for something not being grown. I wish I had a bigger greenhouse. Yours is 10x bigger than mine :)

    Bookmark   May 15, 2010 at 9:56PM
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I would say FILL IT UP NOW!!!

Seed lots of basil now, sell when mature along with pesto recipes, and pesto freezing instructions.

Plant some heat tolerant lettuce.

Seed some cucumber plants, they come up quickly, go with unique varieties...maybe some of the long cucumber varieties.

Add shade cloth to the greehouse.

Buy a few flats of peppers and tomato plants from local nurseries and plant them in the greenhouse.

Maybe a flat of eggplant, and other?

For $100 you could get quite a few plants in that greenhouse this week!! Flats of vegetable seedlings here in Eastern PA are 17.50 a flat. 5 Flats of vegetable plants should start to fill your greenhouse.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2010 at 3:27PM
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tdscpa(z5 NWKS)

I don't know why, but I feel like building a 1,920 sq. ft greenhouse. I don't know what I will do with it, but I'm sure somebody will have a good idea!

    Bookmark   May 18, 2010 at 4:10AM
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