Five Most Popular Woody Ornamentals For Small Growers

New growers who want to start growing woody ornamentals and have a limited growing area should choose species that don’t require a lot of space, yet produce enough stems to make a tidy profit per square foot. In addition, growers should look for plants that are:   Growing in popularity. Easy to grow. Produce an […]

How To Make $56,000 Growing Woody Ornamentals

  With over 100 species of woody ornamentals grown commercially, how does a new grower choose the best ones? The first step is to do a quick screen to make sure the plant you want to grow will do well in your “microclimate” of soil type, plant hardiness zone and sun exposure. To use a […]

6 Ways to Profit Growing Woody Ornamentals

  With so many profitable plant choices available to specialty crop growers, why do woody ornamentals belong on their top 10 list? Woody ornamentals, for those who are not familiar with these appealing perennial plants, are shrubs and trees with branches that are harvested and sold to florists and crafters. Woody ornamentals have colorful stems, […]

Growing Woody Ornamentals For Profit

Woody ornamentals are becoming a popular way to make a floral arrangement look even nicer. The demand for these plants is increasing every year, and some plants are in short supply. Here’s what you need to know to make money growing these profitable plants. Woody ornamentals are shrubs and trees that will grow back after […]

10 Most Profitable Specialty Crops to Grow

  Growing specialty crops is the perfect way to turn your gardening skills and knowledge into extra income. Unlike commonly grown crops like grain and vegetables, specialty crops are not widely grown and bring higher prices for growers. It’s not unusual to find growers earning as much as $60,000 per acre with these unique cash […]

Turn Dirt Into Dollars With an Urban Farm

In the last few decades, the number of traditional farms in the United States and Canada has dropped by half or more, but a new type of farm is growing faster than a prairie weed. These new farms are much smaller than traditional farms. Instead of hundreds of acres, they may be only an acre or […]

Growing High-Value Microgreens For Profit

  Consumers nationwide are voting for local foods with their wallets, opting to seek out and buy from local producers rather than purchasing food shipped hundreds, even thousands of miles. This creates new opportunities for small growers to start or expand their business. One of the best newer crops that is ideal for local growers […]

Start An Urban Farm Growing Microgreens

  The traditional family farm is changing, as more people move to cities. According to recent census numbers, over 80 percent of Americans now live in urban areas. As urban populations grow, innovative solutions to feeding all those people are being fine-tuned on vacant city lots, in abandoned warehouses and in the basements and backyards […]

Top 10 Questions About Growing Microgreens For Profit

Growing microgreens for profit can be a great way to turn your gardening skills into a solid income from selling your microgreen crop to local grocers, individuals and restaurants. Microgreens became popular about 20 years ago, when a few trendy California chefs started growing and using them to add “bling” to their garnishes and salads. […]

How To Start a Microgreens Business

  The old saying “Small is Beautiful” certainly applies to Terry Plummer’s backyard micro green business. She grows the tiny vegetables in a hoophouse her husband built for $600, selling them to local restaurants and grocers for as much as $30 a pound. The tiny microgreens, harvested when they are just an inch or two […]