How to start my own nursery

Hi I live on Long Island , Ny . I have been growing plants and flowers as a hobby but I would like to turn it into a business by next spring/summer. A ny suggestions on what to plant? I have some ideas, for example I will star t my tulip bulbs in fall. I have already started my compost pile in the bac k yard. Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advanc e
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On 7/16/2013 8:42 AM, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Starting a business, your property would probably need commercial zoning. This is first thing to check into as it may not be allowed if in a residential area. There are licenses, fees and taxes to contend with. You might get away with selling stuff to a commercial nursery for them to market but with full scale business you will need to check these things out.
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I checked everything as far as license & zoning. I was actually referring to what I should plant when.. what sells very well ect.. I am starting small :)
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larisssa smith wrote:

Vegetable seedlings sell very well, especially ethnics like Oriental and Italian. On Lung Guyland a start up nursery needs to specialize... you cannot compete with the big plant retailers who buy from huge wholesalers at very low prices. Really all you need do is peruse several of the large plant nurserys and do not grow what they sell.... you need to specialize
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Thank you I will check
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On 7/16/2013 7:42 AM, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

This reminds me of a phone call I actually took while working at the garden center:
Caller: Hi, I'm going to write a book about gardening.
Me: Okay.....
(long pause)
Caller: So tell me everything I need to put into my book!
I'll just ask the OP the same question I then asked the caller:
"Have you been drinking?"
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

If you are asking this kind of question you are clearly not ready to run such a business yet.
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Thank you for your response everyone started somewhere I just wanted feedback :)
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larisssa smith wrote:

Keep in mind this is an international group. The plants that grow well and are popular will vary considerably around the world, so even if you got many responses to the question as asked they might not be very useful to you.
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Thank you !
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On 7/16/2013 6:28 PM, David Hare-Scott wrote:

I recalled the story of Democrat Presidential candidate, George McGovern, opening a business after his political career:
http://www.logomaker.com/blog/2012/10/23/george-mcgovern-on-small-business-and-government/
To bad he had not learned this before getting into politics.
The current White House occupant is also lacking in this knowledge ;)
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On Wednesday, July 17, 2013 10:03:28 AM UTC-7, Frank wrote:

Among the many other kinds of knowledge he seems "lacking" in. Disclaimer: I voted for him twice. Consider the alternative!
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On 7/17/2013 1:08 PM, Higgs Boson wrote:

We call you a low information voter. Personally following a lot of your other posts, I'd call you stupid.
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On Wednesday, July 17, 2013 11:22:58 AM UTC-7, Frank wrote:

Honi soit qui mal y pense.
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On 7/17/2013 6:40 PM, Higgs Boson wrote:

Don't think it, know it ;)
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On Wednesday, July 17, 2013 4:51:40 PM UTC-7, Frank wrote:

Frank, please! Someone might take that "translation" seriously.
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On 7/17/2013 12:03 PM, Frank wrote:

Cute. In order to make a political point, the blogger deliberately excised the first sentence in the paragraph he quoted from the article. That first sentence is:
"My own business perspective has been limited to that small hotel and restaurant in Stratford, Conn., with an especially difficult lease and a severe recession."
Further on in the article, McGovern again attributes the regional economy as a significant factor in the inn's bankruptcy. He also points out that he isn't against regulation - he's against 'one size fits all' rules for businesses, and calls for more flexibility taking other factors (not just number of employees or annual income) in account when creating them.

As are most Republican politicians, which is why historically Republicans have driven up the deficits, which successive Democratic congresses have then been left to grapple with (and take the blame for). In my home state the Republican Party has found itself on the brink of bankruptcy, burdened by massive debts they took on as a result of spending money they didn't have. No surprise there - the chair of the party had a history of doing the very same thing in his failed business ventures.
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On 7/17/2013 2:01 PM, Moe DeLoughan wrote:

Just proves that politicians should not handle things that would be better off left to the general public.
Reminds me of a letter to the editor today:
"Those of us forced to pick up the tab for Delaware’s crony capitalism are tired of enriching a few at the expense of many.
When will politicians realize they cannot magically create jobs? When will they realize their job is to create a fiscal, social and legal environment that attracts employers?
If I want a Fisker automobile, I’ll buy one. If I want to lose money in a casino, I’ll visit one. And if I want to speculate in “alternative energy,” I’ll become an investor in Bloom Energy.
At least we’ll know what to call the next centrally planned disaster: a Bloomdoggle.
Thomas H. Fairchild
Newark, Delaware"
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