Garden Center – Nursery Management
Raising field grown stock generally appeals to owners who are looking to establish a nursery without the high up-front costs establishment and labor that are inherent in a container operation. As opposed to growing plants in either above ground or fabric containers, field grown stock requires less irrigation (or none at all), fertilizer, weed control, disease and insect control, and concern over winter protection.
In-ground nursery stock producers must rely on ground preparation and preservation in order to raise and harvest healthy field stock. When nursery soils are managed correctly they can continue to well into the future supporting many rotations of stock production and ease of harvest.