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Secrets to a Successful Greenhouse and Business Paperback – July, 2004

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Green Earth Publishing Inc.; 2005 edition (July 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0962867810
  • ISBN-13: 978-0962867811
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,721,530 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I found this book at the university of Calif. in Davis and was highly recommended by them back in 1999. But it wasn't till I saw a review in [a] magazine that I bought it. My greenhouse business took a complete turn around. My profits went up last year by 5oo%. There are hundreds of money making ideas. The best and cheapest ways to do just about everything. I like the way it tells you every thing you need to know to get a buyer to buy them and I could not believe it till I tried it. The author covers so many ways to promote including the internet, making videos, and how to grow what is needed. The chapters on building a greenhouse showed me the difference between steel and wood, and gothic and hoop. When you need a cooling system and when you can just use curtains to let cross ventilation in. The greenhouse that the author designed is the newest one I have built ...1/2 of the ones I built 5 years ago. The directory in the back has pages of buyers and the best supply companies all over the USAis worth more than the book price. Being a true enviormentalist I was delighted when I found that all use of poisons have been omitted and only natural ways of insect distruction are given. Since a clean greenhouse has very little insect problems I have found that he is right, poisons not needed! Even some real good ideas concerning what to grow first to make some fast money are included. Well worth the price if your not lazy!
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This book has all the info I was looking for. Buyers, suppliers, greenhouse sellers and which type are the best for certain crops. Finding info on the right pot size and trays to use was very helpful. How to find a buyer and what to say was the most useful bit of info that I have never seen in any book. This is worth the cost alone. I have to remark about the review by Caraphor, who says the book is full of erros, and Boron is not harmful what a misleading statement...Completely WRONG ! Boron is harmful and a couple of errors in 180 pages not bad... thank you Mr. Taylor for the accurate info! Heres what the county health dept. says about Boron. "Breathing moderate levels of boron can result in irritation of the nose, throat, and eyes. Reproductive effects, such as low sperm count, were seen in men exposed to boron over the long-term. Animal studies have shown effects on the lungs from breathing high levels of boron.

Ingesting large amounts of boron over short periods of time can harm the stomach, intestines, liver, kidney, and brain. Animal studies of ingestion of boron found effects on the testes in male animals. Birth defects were also seen in the offspring of female animals exposed during pregnancy."
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If you are considering going into a business requiring a greenhouse...READ THIS BOOK FIRST. There is just SO much valuable info here.

I was sceptical about buying the book because of a previous negative review. Yes, the book has a couple of typos but that was easy for me to overlook because of the wealth of good info I was receiving. I have been an organic gardener/farmer for 20 years and have not been confident enough about the greenhouse business to step out in it. With the info contained here I can make an informed decision about adding this to my business.

To the author...Thanks for the help!
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If you want to know everything from the "how come?", to the "how to?", to the "how much?" of the greenhouse business then you want to order, "Secrets To A Successful Greenhouse and Business" by Ted M. Taylor. I always wanted to own a nursery or be in the greenhouse business but had convinced my self I couldn't afford the investment or the risk. I discovered a link to this book one night while searching for information on Hibiscus. I ordered one copy and then ordered another copy for a friend before the first one arrived. I read the book and can tell you first hand that you will learn everthing from the importance of developing a plan, to how to build an affordable greenhouse, to what plants to grow, to how to grow them, to how to market them plus a long list of references, buyers, workshops and seminars.

In this day of technology, it is refreshing to find an author who writes with such understandable basics. It's obvious he has been a huge sucess in the greenhouse business. In a telephone conversation with Mr. Taylor, he assured me that the toughest part of the business is the decision to get started. That's the part I've had the biggest trouble with but will build my first greenhouse this year. The book showed me not only that the business is affordable but also can be profitable very early.
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