I want to share with you the idea of business. The manufacture of peat pots for seedlings can bring good income. These pots we make from peat. These products are very popular due to its ease and convenience in transplanting plants. These pots can be made in small spaces, and the production cost of these products is minimal.
When the planting season, many gardeners are actively buying these products. Because they are already well acquainted with the cultivation of seedlings in peat pots. Why not open our own production peat pots, if they are in high demand? If you faithfully to produce pots, regular customers in this business are guaranteed. This means that your business will be in demand.
The Production Process
At home you probably have a mountain of old Newspapers, magazines, books, pulp and paper and you are to this day do not know to whom you can give all these mountains are unnecessary (in your opinion) waste.
But don’t worry if you can’t find waste! That’s very good! So you’re not slide rule in the house trunks unnecessary things.
You have a great opportunity to help your friends and relatives get rid of unnecessary junk. Ask them for a scrap paper for your business.
Many people will gladly give you the garbage that has accumulated over their entire life. You can use shredded paper together with peat to form a mixture for the production of peat pots.
It’s Time to Begin Production of Pots
- Grind into powder consumable material (peat and cellulose) to a state of powder. I think you will find the method that will hasten this process.
- Peat pots have dimensions of 80 x 80 mm, 100×100 mm or 50 x 50 mm Pots 80x80mm and 100x100mm used for large seedlings, usually for vegetables: tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini; many flowering plants and rooting of seedlings of fruit and ornamental plants.
Peat pots 50×50 mm use for sprouts parsley, celery, cabbage, annual flowers and for rooting cuttings.
Through this approach, your range will be of interest to any buyer who doesn’t need a large size pots.
For fastening of your forms of pots you want to use a binder – any cooked paste, which after mixing with peat and cellulose allows you to create containers of the right size. A necessary condition – glue for obvious reasons should not contain artificial elements. You can use glue made from cornstarch or flour. How to make glue? You will be able to learn about it on the Internet or ask your friends.
- For the formation of containers using special tools. In these devices a mixture of peat and glue will harden and take the desired shape.
In a stainless steel beaker drop a circle on the pin. Pour the top layer of a mixture of peat thickness of 15-20 mm. Pushing with the force on the billet. Leaving the billet in the beaker (after compaction of the mixture). Evenly fill with a mixture of the gap between the billet and beaker and also thoroughly stamps. When the mixture reaches the top of the form, take out the billet slightly shaking. Pulling the rod with a circle and get made pot. To learn how to make pots that needs a little skill. First the pots may be flawed – some will crack, the other will be too solid walls badly decaying in the ground. But it does not matter, you will learn.
Wall peat pots should be thoroughly sealed so that the forms were durable. After some (short) time the pot well will dry up and harden. The day after the peat pots will be ready to use.
- The last step is drying your exclusive peat pots. You can use a radiator, stove or free source of heat for all people is our sun. Before selling dry peat pots placed in boxes made of cardboard or plastic (paper) bags.
We told how the production of peat pots at home for your personal needs.
However, this process can be mechanized and turn into production. Installation cost is directly dependent on its performance and size. To start a business will not require qualified personnel do not need permanent employees, is quite suitable for students and seniors.
The production of finished products is approximately 1200 – 1500 PCs per shift (three-shift schedule for 5 hours in a shift). This is assuming that the advance was harvested raw materials. It is possible to produce up to 50,000 pots per month.
Currently the retail price of the peat pot 3.5″ x 4″ approximately $0.20. The wholesale price of $0.10 – at $0.12. At such prices and established the marketing of the finished product revenue will be $10,000 a month, and the income of approximately $4 500.
Sell Your Peat Pots for Seedlings
To use the sales markets or shops with outdoor facilities. Also you can try to sell the pots yourself; the best place is the store of seeds and seedlings.
Gardeners are the ideal customers for this product. A lot of the elderly population likes to have a garden and a vegetable garden. They are willing to buy these pots for one simple reason – it’s a small price. And besides it brings great pleasure in his old age to engage in outdoor activities. In the spring, this product is becoming very popular and if you are serious about the business you will be able to sell a lot of pots.
But if you approach this business idea with even more pressure, you will be able to increase their income, thanks to the opening of new points of sale with your sellers.
To sell peat pots can through advertising in the media or on the Internet. But this is necessary only in the beginning until you have buyers. Later you will have a reliable distribution channels.
After the advertising campaign pots will buy individuals (gardeners, lovers of house plants) and enterprises engaged in agriculture, the owners of greenhouses, horticultural company.
Basic implementation of the finished product goes through the following channels:
- Your website (online store);
- The stores that sell products for gardeners;
- Greenhouse and farms, agricultural enterprises;
- Intermediary companies (wholesalers, resale products).
In this business one drawback is seasonality. You also need to install smart price – not too small to recoup the production, and not so high to be competitive.