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Starting home nursery - Which to sell?

Posted by carrieeb 9 (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 29, 10 at 13:20


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!

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Starting home nursery - Which to sell?

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


RE: Starting home nursery - Which to sell?

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).

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