I just want to make a few extra dollars from this.
What herbs are most popular to sell? As starts.
And are there threads, websites that teach you how to grow them well? I'm been out of gardening for awhile.
I'm in Zone9 California.
Alright I have shoplights I've used from past years.Halfway wrote:Deep Water Culture (Raft) hydroponics system to allow for the fastest growth possible for the least startup expense. Maybe $30 for 8 pots/stations system.
T8 or T5 flourescents if you are solar deprived. Use 6500k bulbs as the herbs do not require the red spectrum. Pay no more than $10 each for 48 inch dual shoplights and about $2 per bulb.
Grow area between 60 and 78 degrees.
Fresh herbs are very cheap in the big supermarkets, so I'm not sure of a market unless it is niche with select restaraunts. Our basil is much better than store bought, but again it comes down to the market.
I am no expert, just sharing what I know about herbs in hydro. Good luck to you.
No idea on the accuracy of Zones.cynthia_h wrote:I suggest you revisit the three pages of information I and other members of this forum provided you in November.
You have stated you live in "Zone 9" and now "Zone 10" and the "Bay Area." There are at least four Sunset climate zones in the nine-county Bay Area, each of which has its own peculiarities.
This will all require work and time on your part; none of us knows your precise growing conditions, budget, etc.