Herbs are commonly used in dishes gourmet or not to enhance flavour and aroma of food. If you interested in growing and selling herbs for profit, you may to keep the following things in mind.
First, even before planting, think about what herbs you will be growing. It would be very profitable on your part if you plant herbs that are in high demand. You could check out some restaurants or stores first to ask about the herbs they are using in their cooking or sold fast in the shelves of grocery stores.
Second, if you are not familiar with how to grow herbs, you can seek out an expert’s advice about growing and selling fresh cut herbs. Try searching online for such herb classes. If the course is expensive, you may contact someone in your neighbourhood who is into growing and selling fresh cut herbs to help you. Still if there is no one, you may turn to some books on growing and selling herbs. But still there is not available, you may search online for forums dealing with growing and selling herbs. Forums allow you to ask questions and members will try their best to help you.
Third, will you grow the herbs from seeds or will you be buying seedlings? If you time-conscious and would not want to waste time with the seed will grow its first set of leaves, you can save time growing herbs by buying potted or herb seedlings to get a head start in selling fresh cut herbs.
Fourth, know the perfect time to harvest your herb. It is crucial to pick the herbs out on their peak of ripeness. Before the picking day comes, place an ad in the local newspaper that you are selling fresh herbs. Or check out farmer’s market in your area so that when the faithful day of harvesting comes, you pick the herbs you have grown and sell them fresh.
As more and more recipes call for herbs so does the market demand for herbs increased. There is no single dish not made more delicious with herbs. If you decide to get into growing and selling fresh herbs, there are some things to keep in mind. One is to know which herbs are in greater demand than the others. If you do not know how to grow them, you could take lessons on how to grow and sell herbs. To lesson time from conception of the idea of growing herbs and head up to selling, you may purchase potted herb plants. Then when the time is right for selling herbs, harvest them and head to the farmers’ market.
Originally posted 2009-07-12 11:00:09.