How to grow greenhouse vegetables for profit

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How to grow greenhouse vegetables for profit
Plants growing inside a greenhouse. (new plants in greenhouse image by ann triling from Fotolia.com)

Many people grow vegetables in a greenhouse as a hobby; some people grow vegetables to sell. Making a profit growing greenhouse vegetables is difficult, but with patience and hard work it can be done.

Skill level:
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Things you need

  • Greenhouse
  • Greenhouse supplies and equipment
  • Energy source
  • Water source
  • Vegetable plants
  • Market

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Instructions

    Selling Greenhouse Vdegetables

  1. 1

    To sell vegetables for a profit, you need at least one greenhouse set up near energy and water sources. Learn what greenhouse supplies you need for your region, such as solar panel heaters or water heaters.

    How to grow greenhouse vegetables for profit
    Building four greenhouses. (desolated greenhouse image by Kostyantyn Ivanyshen from Fotolia.com)
  2. 2

    Determine what vegetables to grow and sell. Hobby gardeners have a wide variety of crops for personal use and then sell the excess; growers looking to make a profit generally focus on one or two vegetables, such as lettuce and tomatoes.

    How to grow greenhouse vegetables for profit
    Tomatoes (tomatoes image by Maria Brzostowska from Fotolia.com)
  3. 3

    Before you begin, determine where you will sell crops once harvested. Options often include local farmers markets, food shares or CPAs, and roadside stalls. If you grow in bulk, contact local supermarkets and inquire about selling crops there.

    How to grow greenhouse vegetables for profit
    Selling vegetables at a market (Green Vegetables image by Tourmalet06 from Fotolia.com)
  4. 4

    To make a profit, you need to earn more money than you spend to operate greenhouse and grow plants. Don't forget to factor in the costs of plants, energy and water, any income paid to workers, payments for the land the greenhouse is on, and any bank loans being paid back for the greenhouse.

    How to grow greenhouse vegetables for profit
    Money in cash register. (register with cash image by elke peterson from Fotolia.com)

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