mikro backyard nursery
I am thinking about starting out a very small scaled micro nursery for selling at the market. What do you think of the following plan?
I want to raise herbs and perennial vegetable, perhaps some annuals as well. The market were I want to sell is a flea / vegetable market with some plant sellers, but more usual things. Later, with more experience perhaps at a farmers market.
Plants are quite cheap here, but I'll try to sell a bit unusual plants. I calculated selling plants for 3AUSD$ each (some might be cheaper, some more expensive). My very first and very rough calculation says that to produce one plant I can sell for 3$ I have to spent 1,5$ (market fees 25, transportation, potting mix, pots, seeds,..) Working hours not counted.
I calculated to sell 100 plants per market (in the first markets perhaps half of it) and perhaps 10/month at at the roadside/money in letterbox-system).
One of my problem is if I start seeding now I have to produce for the next three month at least or I sow make a market, see what I can sell and then decide wether I go on or not - but can make the next market only three month later. I count overall with a germination of 50% and of 50 % of sellable plants (some seeds are quite expensive). For selling 100 plants I have to bring perhaps the double to the market.
Do you think the idea is worth trying? Are my first rough calculations a bit realistic ($ = AUS$)?