Starting a tiny nursery??
I am planning to propagate a number of seeds this winter for drought-tolerant native plants. These plants are highly recommended for xeriscapes and nativescapes but inexplicably are impossible to find for sale. Seriously, I've looked EVERYWHERE.
This started as an attempt to grow for myself. I have joined the relevant societies and am getting lots of advice to propagate these plants. Now I would like to seed for more plants than I need so I can try to sell them. I am starting with mostly Penstemon and Eriogonum species, plus a few other natives.
I don't expect to make a living off this, but I do want to learn how to make a little money for my work. I hope to grow at least a few dozen plants this year.
What parts of my little plan are unrealistic? Am I aiming too low or too high? What are some common pitfalls?
Also, there are some cultivars that look amazing but only appear to be available at wholesale nurseries. For some reason, I can't find them in retail nurseries anywhere close to me even though they have market coordinators for my state. How does wholesale work? If I want to specialize in hard-to-find natives, is it worthwhile to deal with wholesalers for some of these things? This may not be something for the first year (or few), but I'd still like to find out how it works.
Any suggestions would be incredibly helpful.
This post was edited by mudhazerustsalt on Tue, Oct 29, 13 at 1:16