Now I'm going to share a few things with you that I learned from starting my nursery business. I'll try to do this over the next few Thursdays. I hope my experience is helpful if you are interested in starting your own nursery business. I named my nursery Blue Shed Gardens after the blue shed I built with my dad who passed away from cancer in 2011. The website is still a work in progress but feel free to stop by periodically.
Over the next few Thursdays I'll talk about my business, the plants I produced, my plant growing setup from last year and what my plans are for this year, where to sell the plants, and ultimately where I want my dream to go. It's a lot to talk about and I definitely can't cover it all in one post so I hope you'll join me for this series on Beginning a Nursery Business from Growing The Home Garden. I don't consider myself an expert at this by any means, but I do want to share my experience so that may you can learn and be successful if you choose to begin a nursery.
At the beginning of this post I mentioned a book that is a must read. It IS a must read if you are planning on starting a nursery. Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery has the experience and the knowledge to give you a good, realistic start for your business. His most important message is to set realistic goals and expectations. A lot of gardeners, myself included, have an idealistic image of what owning a nursery is like. If you enjoy working with plants, working with people, being outdoors, and can depend on yourself to do what must be done when it must be done then a nursery business might be just the thing for you!
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