Growing Your Herb Business by Bertha Reppert

By Bertha Reppert

This ebook is deservedly thought of a vintage. although fifteen-plus years outdated, this recommendation relies upon Reppert's adventure with humans, crops and items, and so isn't really established upon marketplace stipulations for its relevance and usability. effortless to learn, largely appropriate.

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Thomas Hill, The Gardener's Labyrinth (1577) < previous page page_22 next page > < previous page page_23 next page > Page 23 Voices of Experience Whiskey Run Herb Farm Mary Schenck As a young farmer's wife and new mother, Mary Schenck dreamed of becoming a florist. She tended evergrowing flower gardens, including herbs and everlastings. By honing her floral and gardening skills, Mary turned sixty-four-acre Whiskey Run Farm into Whiskey Run Herb Farm. She began in 1983, planting in a small greenhouse and an old corn crib behind the barn; by the first spring they were overflowing with flowers and herbs.

Far out in the country, Green Horizon Farm Herb Shop relies on the tourist promotion agency to send them bus trippers. They also take the operation to street fairs, festivals, bazaars, and the popular Bloomsburg Fair, where they gain exposure to six hundred thousand people in a week. In the beginning, the Green Horizons Farm Herb Shop was open only two days a week. Now operating Monday < previous page page_33 next page > < previous page page_34 next page > Page 34 through Saturday, they finished their fifth year making more than they spent.

The inner workings of the herb world, a business that is confusing enough at its most simplistic level, are being explored and explained, researched in great laboratories, ad infinitum, ad nauseam. Specialists are developing < previous page page_38 next page > < previous page page_39 next page > Page 39 their own fields, and if you are attracted to some narrowly focused corner of the herb world, now is the time to develop your expertise. In the herb business, you will be asked many questions, some unanswerable even when you probe the depths of your reference library.

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