Todays post – Starting an Organic Market Garden
There are so many different ways of generating wealth around the home these days, and if you are lucky enough to have a garden, this is not an area which you should overlook either. As more and more people are paying attention to what sort of food that they are putting into their bodies these days, you could capitalise on this demand for fresh produce by starting your own organic market garden.
Of course, if you have never grown fruit and vegetables before, it makes sense that you start off with some staple and seasonal plants such as blueberry bushes in pots. After all, you want to learn the basics before you start growing on a bigger scale. And you are probably better off starting with one or two types of fruit and vegetable before you expand your horizons. If you are interested in this opportunity, check out this advice about how to get started.
Starting an Organic Market Garden
Think About the Conditions and Space
You are inevitably going to be limited by how the weather conditions in your local area, as well as how much space you have to work with in your garden. You could always team up with your neighbours by finding out if you can use their garden area for the extra space. Choose the produce based on what is in season and what is easy to grow in your local area. The whole purpose of this activity is to make some extra cash and not to throw up unnecessary obstacles in your way which is going to make your job any harder than it needs to be.
Get the Tools You Need
There are bound to be some tools which you need to use on a regular basis, so it is probably going to be worth investing in anything that you need. Any larger equipment which you only need on an occasional basis can be borrowed or hired. If you are on a tight budget, you could always look into free websites in which people advertise to give away or trade their unwanted equipment. You may well end up being surprised by what you can find!
Don’t Worry Too Much About Appearance
The main thing that people are looking for in their fruit and vegetables is that they taste good, so don’t worry too much about growing produce that looks perfect. When you are trying to establish a good reputation, you could always start off by selling your products cheaply or even giving some away.
Advertise and Market
Just like any other type of business, you need to advertise and market to make sure that you get the customers that you are looking for. Try advertising locally with some flyers and business cards. When it comes to this type of business, the traditional types of marketing techniques are probably going to end up being the most effective.
Of course, there is a lot more information to discover when it comes to starting your own organic market garden, but this should give you a decent starting point to Starting an Organic Market Garden
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