How To Start a Profitable Bamboo Nursery

Starting a backyard bamboo nursery is a great way to turn your love of plants and gardening into cash. Bamboo is one of the best landscaping plants to grow, as the demand is strong and the prices of container grown plants is high. You’ll find bamboo nurseries ranging in size from tiny backyard nurseries to […]

Profit From Garlic With These Eight Value-Added Products

Gourmet garlic growers always end up with harvested garlic bulbs that are not quite good enough for fresh sales to consumers. The bulbs may have cosmetic defects, or you may have an occasional surplus of smaller bulbs. One of the best ways to turn those garlic bulbs into profits is to make value-added products that […]

Eight Proven Ways To Profit Growing Garlic

Farming garlic is a booming business that continues to grow at a steady pace, as more and more consumers discover the special flavor and taste of gourmet garlic. With so many unique varieties to grow, and so many ways to market gourmet garlic, it’s a great startup business for a small grower who simply wants […]

How To Make $60,000 Growing Bamboo

Bamboo is a popular landscaping plant, so there is a steady demand for container-grown plants. By growing the bamboo plants in containers, you can supply the plants with exactly the right combination of soil, water and fertilizer. This will produce a healthier, better looking plant in less time, so it is more profitable. Also, a […]

Profitable Value-Added Specialty Food Products

Small specialty crop growers are finding that selling value-added food products can bring larger profits and stretch their income beyond the harvest season. Whether it’s jams and jellies to sell at the farmers market or exotic specialty foods for grocers, if you can imagine it, they will buy it! For example, vinegar, that cooking staple, […]

9 Tips For Selling Your Crops At Farmer’s Markets

  For most small growers, the local farmer’s market is the best place to sell your harvest, whether it’s a freshly picked crop, live plants or the many value-added products you can make and sell. Best of all, selling direct at the market allows you to cut out the middleman and receive full retail prices […]

Are Heirloom Tomatoes The Perfect Crop For Urban Farmers?

  The traditional family farm is shrinking, as more people move to cities and nearby growers use intensive farming techniques to produce more food on small plots of land. According to the latest U.S. census, over 80% of Americans now live in cities. As the number of city dwellers increases, imaginative solutions to feeding all […]

How to Start a Heirloom Tomato Growing Business in 6 Easy Steps

  Growing heirloom tomatoes for profit is a rewarding and inexpensive business to start. You can turn a part of your garden into a money-maker with these tasty treats, with only 2-3 months to harvest and profits. Plus – heirloom tomato sales are booming, as more and more people discover the exceptional taste and flavor […]

How to Start a Backyard Heirloom Tomato Business For $600

  Anyone who wants to grow profitable plants, but only has a limited amount of garden space should consider growing heirloom tomatoes for profit.These tasty treats bring premium prices, and harvest yields can be up to 3 pounds per square foot of growing area. Nancy Lindstrom grows a dozen heirloom varieties in her small, but […]

How To Make Money Growing Heirloom Tomatoes

  Tomatoes are a tasty ingredient in many meals. In fact, they are the most popular vegetable sold at grocery stores, and a popular item at farmers markets, where buyers expect fresh-picked, healthy produce and are willing to pay extra for it. Heirloom tomatoes – those old fashioned varieties packed with taste and flavor – […]