Good seedlings of tomatoes from a caring housewife are bought right at home. The hardworking gardener has strong, thickened seedlings, leaves of a dark green saturated color. Therefore, some pre-place orders for its cultivation for just such people. Buyers themselves are ready to give a higher price for quality goods.
Are such ideas of your business profitable? The question is quite appropriate. To what extent the cultivation of tomato seedlings will improve family well-being depends on the entrepreneur himself. Firstly, it is connected with the volume of production. Secondly, it depends on market demand. If you look closely: every year, the same people sell large quantities of grown planting material in large volumes. At the same time, it is bought up quickly enough. It is worth noting that tomato seedlings are a hot commodity not only in rural areas. It is in even greater demand among urban residents who have their summer cottages. The conclusion suggests itself: it is profitable to grow and sell seedlings of garden plants. And this business gives a fairly high profit, albeit seasonal.
When implementing the idea of your business – growing tomato seedlings, you need to consider one feature – climatic conditions. It is important for choosing the time of sowing seeds. With too early sowing and a protracted spring, seedlings will lose in quality. Plants will begin to stretch, the lower leaves may turn yellow. And this is a reduction in sales value. You must also choose the right time for its implementation. If you guess the moment of maximum demand for seedlings, then the profit will be maximum. But it already depends on your intuition. It is she who will tell you when to dig seedlings and carry them to the market.
To engage in seedling business does not require large material costs, especially if you already have a small greenhouse or greenhouse. Need to stock up on seeds. It is better to grow tomato seedlings of different types. Since some prefer low-growing, early ripening varieties. To others, they are tall, with fleshy giant fruits weighing 200 to 400 g. Still others like elongated fruits, the so-called “ladies’ fingers”. Only with a variety of products can you always be a winner.
Having successfully completed the initial stage and made a profit, you can think about expanding the business. First of all, this is due to the expansion of planting space for seedlings. You also need to take care of soil fertility. High-quality, good-looking seedlings can be obtained only on fertilized soil. All these works are best done in the summer.
If you give simple calculations, you can make sure that the seedling business is profitable. So, at the initial stage, we buy only seeds. If you take the average price of a bag of seeds – 8 rubles. From it we will grow from 20 to 30 plants. The average price of a bush of tomatoes sold is 20 rubles. Profit from one bag is already more than 200%. Even if you add the cost of fertilizers – the profit from such a business is still guaranteed.