The Easy Way to Start a Home-Based Plant Nursery and Make Thousands in Your Spare Time

Narrated by: David The Good
Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (61 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Do you dream about starting a plant nursery but aren't sure how to start? Are you afraid of regulations and irrigation and spending too much to get started? Do you wish you could stuff your yard with beautiful plants without guilt? If you're ready to take your love of gardening to the next level and start making money, this book is for you. 

In The Easy Way to Start a Home-Based Plant Nursery and Make Thousands in Your Spare Time, gardening writer and nursery owner David The Good shares how he created a profitable backyard nursery operation on a tight budget. You'll learn how to propagate plants quickly, work with wholesale nurseries, find your niche, find places to sell, market your plants, deal with accounting - and most of all, turn your plant hobby into a ready stream of cash, almost overnight. 

You can start a nursery without business experience, without fear of complicated regulations, without miles of irrigation tubing, and without buying new land. Unlock the secrets of a successful nursery business today!

©2019 David The Good (P)2019 David The Good

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Great primer on a home-based business you can DO

There is something very uplifting about listening to David while you do your garden chores! If you like his other books and are interested in creating some income in this way, you can't go wrong for this new hour and a half of audio.

David Does:
* Tell you A-Z how he created and ran his Florida nursery
* Go through all the aspects of owning a *business* that is not a hobby
* Covers taxation, licensing, wholesalers, and other areas that apply when you turn pro
* Want good folks like you to make money and feel good when selling your plants

David Does Not:
* Hold your hand on the details. You will need to know how to keep plants alive in your climate, set realistic expectations on propagation timelines, and research your own local laws.
* Talk much about pitfalls or big fails. Presumably that is because he kept his business in the black and was very smart about his niche. Listen to the book a few times to really get this important juice.
* Go in-depth about plant choice. On the other hand he does what is probably the better route: encourage you to find your niche and dig in there. This is probably what you are already growing successfully, pay special attention to his mentioning of Mother Plants.

I enjoyed this book and wished it were longer but I also didn't feel like David pulled any punches or left any stones unturned. He speaks clearly and with enthusiasm so it's a fun listen, and I did leave off a single star (4/5/5) in this review because at numerous points in the book he mentions photos that I as an audio listener would really like to see. Audible lets you upload a PDF with a title, so I think he should make a few pictures available to us listeners (hint hint!).

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Great informative book

I love books that are read by the author! I was inspired to start growing plants to sell

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straight forward a good listen

I enjoyed the book. it was pretty direct without a whole lot of fluff. the right approach for me to finish it in a day

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Good summary and story

This was a good summary and explanation of the basics of how to start a nursery and what to expect.

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great for the beginner

really liked how easy he explained each part of setting up for business. I was interested in how I can turn my love of plants and gardening into a successful side hustle to help take care of my family without having to get another traditional job. This book does a great job of breaking it down for that.

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Its a good guide

I was curious about the subject, I've been trying to sell succulents in my spare time. He has alot of farmers market selling experience. David is easy going and gives you the confidence to go and try it.

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to the point, and basic yet lil talked about tips

Great read I highly recommend it to anyone who is just new to the idea of starting a home nursery for profit. It's good to hear that the things that I have been doing thus far are the things that he suggests so I'm on the right path and I kind of know when I'm doing I guess. Thank you so much

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great for any plantreprenuers.

Great, informative,, easy read. I am thinking of starting my own nursery in Southern California and this book has helped me in considering how I am going to do it. Thanks David The Good for a great book.

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Feel like I met a friend who wanted me to be successful.

Things are laid out simply and in order of the steps you will need to be successful. There were so many tips about building relationships and marketing. If you aren’t sure GET THE BOOK. You will learn new things and get to hang with David the Good. Worth it!

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thank you

Enjoyed and am looking forward to implementing some of the ideas. When the weather cooperates!