Green House Prices In South Africa

What is Green House?

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A greenhouse is a structure with walls and roofs made chiefly of transparent material, such as glass, in which plants requiring regulated climatic conditions are grown.

These structures range in size from small sheds to industrial-sized buildings. A miniature greenhouse is known as a cold frame.

Green House Prices In South Africa

Easy Gro Greenhouse

R11,900.00

Grand Gro Greenhouse (3.6m)

R23,900.00

How to Start a Small Greenhouse Business

If you’ve spent years in your garden growing produce and flowers, starting a small greenhouse business is a great way to turn your hobby into a profession.

While commercial greenhouses can be expensive and labor-intensive, starting a small greenhouse doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

1. Conduct a feasibility study to ensure that the local market is large enough to accommodate another greenhouse business. Look at the population, projected growth, income levels, community members’ ages, and unemployment rate. Consider the number of local grocers and farmers.

2. Determine the type of crops you want to grow. Conduct market research to learn what produce is popular in your area. Review industry magazines such as Greenhouse Grower, Greenhouse Manager, and GrowerTalks for the latest industry trends. Study your competitors to identify any market holes that your business can fill. Then thoroughly research your produce in order to learn ideal growing conditions, soil, and planting times.

3. Determine the size of your operation. Evaluate what crops you will need to grow in order to turn a profit. Consider whether you will supplement your income with cut flowers or additional produce. You may find that by selling a variety of plants or products in various sizes, you can reduce space requirements for your greenhouse and cut down on overhead costs.

Is a greenhouse a good investment?

The purchase of a 3-season heated greenhouse (including the option of growing vegetables in winter with minimal heating) is one of the best investments a grower will make in his or her career.

A professional quality greenhouse, properly installed, can pay for itself in less than two years of production.

Is a greenhouse a good business?

As a result, potential profits are high, but so is the risk involved. Greenhouse growing is an intensive form of plant production and has the potential for high returns, but crops grown in greenhouses have exacting requirements, and the markets have very high-quality demand.

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