Hello all, I wonder if anyone knows of a good site or book that can help me with setting up a small herb growing (and selling) business. I have a small piece of land on my friends smallholding, and would like to grow and sell herbs in various ways. But cannot find much info on the pitfalls etc.I am fairly good at growing but its the promotion and sales that worry me...Thanks.
Try "Growing herbs: a Guide to management" by Rosemary Titterton published by Crowood 1995. She is a herb market gardener and the book seemed to have lots of sensible advice for people wanting to grow and sell herbs commercially.
March 13 2008, 8:32 AM
Hi, Can I ask which county you are growing herbs in? I am studying herb growing online at the Institute of Horticulture. There is a small section on marketing herbs. You can find them on the internet under the title above. I don't know if you want to take a course? Jane CH
March 13 2008, 2:42 PM
Hi, i'm on the Dorset/Wilts border. I would be interested in a course, in both cultivation and marketing, i'm not really interested in the medicinal side of herbs though i would grow anything that was marketable (or there was a local need for). I feel i should concentrate on one market eg.culinary but i am open to be corrected or advised.
Re: Herb growing
March 14 2008, 10:16 PM
That book sounds intriguing but could be hard to track down a copy - could only find two online references to it & one was this forum!
Normally reliable "BookFinder" doesn't have any copies available at all... Hmmm!
Herb Growing Business
March 14 2008, 10:32 PM
Hi Gill, I would just like to wish you lots of luck and hope you manage to realise your dream, it sounds perfect to me. If I had the room its something I would love to do. i would love to hear how you get on and-if you are ever looking for staff....Ah well we can all dream!!!
March 15 2008, 9:38 AM
I managed to get a copy of the book on Amazon, in fact it arrived yesterday, Ah! the wonders of the internet...
It was a little depressing though, very practicle and sensible advise, making me think i am not as prepared as i thought i was. I'm am going to have to be much more methodical than i naturallly am!
March 15 2008, 6:37 PM
You must be fairly close to me here in N.Dorset. Have done a bit of growing and selling at local events so have a few local contacts. If you would like to have a chat my e-mail address is email@example.com and we can take it from there.
Re: Herb Biz
March 18 2008, 3:27 AM
My head is spinning here!!
So - from Sarah recommending the Rosemary Tipperton book to you here on March the 12th, you managed to locate it on Amazon, buy it there, and have it delivered to your home on March the 15th?????
That is truly INCREDIBLE.
Actually, I do not think that is physically possible but am prepared to accept that I am a technophobe who knows naught!
March 19 2008, 10:35 AM
Its true, honest. You could'ave knocked me over with a feather. I think its called 'same day delivery'...
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