Starting home nursery - Which to sell?

carrieebMarch 29, 2010


If you were working within these guidelines,

which plants/shrubs/trees would you choose to

start propagating to sell at farmer's markets/your front yard?

You have:

$1000 to invest in it

Are in Zone 9 (Tampa FL)

Limited on space. (If 100-150 seedlings fit on a 12x15 foot

plank, then you have room for 3 planks)

I'm not expecting to get rich, but I don't want to

buy my "investment" plants/seeds & see not everyone loves them as much as me!

I could also grow bulbs inside. (up to 100)

Fav List:

Josee Reblooming Lilac shrub

Rose of Sharon hedge

Dwarf Red Azelea

Magnolio Champaca "Joy"

3-1 Butterfly Bush


Victorian Primrose


Evergreen Vinca

Jade Star Hellebore

Black Scallop Ajuga

Cinnamon Vine

Chocolate Vine

Jasmine Vine

Passionflower Vine

Clematis Blue & White

Goldflame Honeysuckle Vine

Dewey Blue Bitter Switchgrass

Basil, Parsley, Mint, Oregano, Lavender, Rosemary, Yarrow, Brocade Marigold (for pests)

Evening Stock



Butterfly Aster

Carnations & Mini Carnations


Casa Blanca Lily

Thanks for any advice!


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eric_wa(San Juan, z8 WA)

This not much help, but you may need a nursery license for the woody plants. You do in Washington anyway. Not for Veggie starts.


    Bookmark   March 29, 2010 at 5:57PM
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In tampa, you will need a nursery license. Carrie, why don't you check out some of the other nurseries in Tpa. There used to be one on Nebraska, between Fowler and Bearss, I can't remember the name. Also, check with the landscaping companies, they might be able to tell you what plants they are having a hard time getting.

I started some regular Marigolds, from seeds taken off of my plants, one year and my son worked for one of the landscape companies. He mentioned that we had alots of young plants, and the company bought them all. I think I had 18 flats, all free seeds and trays/liners (leftovers from that landscape company).

    Bookmark   March 29, 2010 at 7:02PM
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