Greenhouse herb production: There are some productions that are unfeasible.You can’t compete with Wal-Mart. Stay small, or go big.
Increase: Organic herbs fetch 4-10x more then conventional herbs. 33% more.
Most popular herbs in US:
Preferred temps for Herbs:
Night: 60F (Anything lower and plants metabolic rate slow and leaf death)
Light: Best to maximize lights in Winter to early spring. Dec-April.
Growth: Most herbs take 6-10 weeks.
Production scheduling: What species to grow, how much space, seed cuttings. How long to sell produce.
IPM: Integrated Pest management. Optimize pest control in an economically and ecology sound way.
1- Minimize leaf wetness
2-Good air circulation
3-Remove sick plants immediately.
4-Rotate plant families in ‘beds’
5-Use only stock for propagation
7-Pasterize or sterilize growing medium.
8-Control insects that vector disease
9-Don’t crowd your plants