Starting up a nursery
I wonder if anybody with any experience can give me a few pointers about starting up a nursery.
I am wanting to do it part time as a supplementary income, with hopefully free labour from retired parents,but I want to know the steps that I need to take. These are things that I think I need to do.
1) find land with water supply for use. Must be able to put a polytunnel on. (Do I have to ask the council permission for this?)
2) work out which plants to sell?where do I find out which plants I can't propagate due to ownership issue?
3) start working, can bulk buy seedlings and grow on? How much do I propagate and grow from seed myself? Do I import lots of stock from abroad?
4) start selling
I love gardening but haven't set up a business before.
Any advice will be gratefully received.