Got a Green Thumb? Why Not Grow Bamboo For Profit?

Bamboo Nursery Plants

Bamboo Nursery Plants

You love spending time in your garden. It’s fun to grow a variety of things, and watch as they grow up healthy and strong. If you’d like to turn your garden into a bamboo nursery of profitable plants, then you should consider growing bamboo for profit.

Bamboo plants are in high demand. Over half the population uses them in one way or another. They aren’t too difficult to grow. Plus, they’re a very tough plant. At ground zero in Hiroshima, a grove of bamboo survived the atomic blast, and sprouted new shoots just a few days later. And get this, bamboo is the world’s fastest-growing plant. So simply put, there are several reasons why growing bamboo plants could make you the profits you’ve always dreamed up.

Starting a bamboo nursery is not a get-rich-quick scheme. You probably won’t be able to afford that private jet you’ve had your eye on, but you can make a nice income. Plus, it doesn’t require a full-time commitment either. While bamboo plants do require some care and attention every week, you can balance it with a full-time job and your other commitments.

So, how do you have a successful  bamboo business? First of all, grow what people want. As with any business, you simply stand a greater chance at making a nice profit if you can sell what people want to buy. So do some research. Visit your local garden center and see what they’re selling. Pay special attention to what bamboo plants they keep heavily stocked. While you’re at it, start asking around. Talk to landscapers, commercial growers and potential customers to see what they’re looking for. If you can grow what customers want to buy, and can sell it at a competitive price, then you could see a lot of business. Repeat business too.

When deciding on what plants to buy, keep in mind what climate you live in. If winters in your area often bring temperatures lower than zero F. then you might want to grow something else. You can still have success growing bamboo plants in cold temperatures above zero F. Consider growing your plants in a sheltered area, or on a sloping hillside that faces south.

You also need to think about your soil. Is it healthy? Most bamboo plants will need soil with a neutral pH. Make sure you have plenty of room too, as bamboo plants can be large in width and size. That’s why container gardening is best for growing bamboo for sale.

When you’re ready to propagate your bamboo plants, re-pot in containers, such as pots and planters. Container-grown plants can be sold almost any time of the year. Just remember to use pots and planters that “breathe,” to provide good water drainage.

GoldenHarvest2dcover_optIn just a little time, you can turn your green thumb into big profits with bamboo. If you can grow what people are looking for, your bamboo business will be the one to call. Soon your backyard nursery could be yielding the profits you’ve always dreamed about. To learn more, read Golden Harvest.

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