Greenhouse Production Experience
Do you have experience growing plants on a commercial scale? If the answer is no, we strongly urge you first to acquire some experience by working for a commercial grower. Actual field experience will prove invaluable in learning about some of the subtleties of commercial production that cannot be learned by taking courses or reading. It will also help you determine whether you wish to make the additional commitment of time and financial resources that will be required if you decide to start your own business.
- UMass: Starting a Greenhouse Business
- Ball RedBook: Professional tips on greenhouse horticulture, from pest control to plant nutrition
Most municipalities have laws that stop businesses from running in residential areas. You will also need to look into the proper permits required as again you will run into other by-laws that will affect what can be built and to what size & specification.