Herbs and Flowers

Production

Herbs & Spices Production Guide - This document gives a limited amount of general information on culinary herbs or those that may be used for culinary and other uses.

Small Farm Herb Production - Is It For You? - This publication has information to help evaluate the opportunities and risks associated with herb farming and to learn about herb enterprises.

North Carolina Herb – This website provides up-to-date, practical information on the production and marketing of herbs and flowers.

ATTRA Herbs and Flowers Publications - These resources offer detailed information on production of specific horticultural crops, focusing on sustainable and organic production methods for traditional produce, and also introducing a range of alternative crops and enterprises. In these publications you can find information on strategies for more sustainable greenhouse and field production of everything from lettuce to trees.

Directory of Herbs - This directory provides information on common herbs for cultivation and culinary purposes. Herbs are classified by their use - aromatic, cosmetic, culinary, decorative, dye, medicinal and ornamental.

Agricultural Marketing Resource Center Herbs Information - This site contains an herb profile, as well as other herb resources.

HerbNet - Comprehensive site with information on herbs, herb production and remedies, publications, etc.

Herb Society of America - This organization focuses on provided education about the cultivation of herbs, and the study of the history of uses. This site contains a library of publications and educational programs.

Herbs for Sale: Growing and Marketing Herbs, Herbal Products and Herbal Know-How (Bootstrap Guide) - This book is about herbs, and small business based upon herbs. The emphasis is on growing and using fresh, organically grown herbs.

Flowers for Sale: Growing and Marketing Cut Flowers (Bootstrap Guide) - Flowers for Sale provides a great starting point for new commercial flower growers, and includes some unique marketing ideas that ven established growers can find useful.

Culinary Herbs

Culinary and Aromatic Herbs - This site provides a list of available publications on growing herbs, herb information, and resources.

Growing, Harvesting, and Using Culinary Herbs in the Home Garden - This fact sheet discusses primarily the common culinary herbs for home gardens and landscapes.

Culinary Herbs - Publication on the marketing, production, and economics of herbs.

Medicinal and Aromatic Herbs

A Guide to Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - Guide containing plant/crop descriptors, herb varieties, sources of herb seeds and plants, and links to other web site resources.

Medicinal Herbs and Non-Timber Forest Products - Medicinal herbs and non-timber products.

Medicinal Herb Research on the Internet - Compilate of medicinal herb resources available to read online.

Chinese Medicinal Herbs: Opportunities for Domestic Production - Publication on the practice of using traditional Chinese medicinal herbs, the opportunities for upcoming production.

Ginseng and Goldenseal Production

On-line Guide to Ginseng Production in the Pacific Northwest – Ginseng production guide.

Ginseng Production in Ontario - Ginseng production cost. This document discusses the cash costs of producing 1 acre of ginseng for the first time. Overhead costs such as fuel, electricity, management labor, motor vehicles etc. are not included in this estimate. Land costs are also not included because they vary over time and depend on location. Over time the cost of production will decrease on a per-acre basis.

Commercial Production of Ginseng and Goldenseal - There has been increased interest in growing ginseng as a commercial crop.

Commercial Goldenseal Cultivation - High demand for goldenseal has caused a serious reduction in native populations.

Lavender

Lavender Production and Marketing - A list of publications on the production and marketing of lavender.

Sequim Lavender Growers Association - Join the Sequim Lavender Growers Association for the lavender festival, holiday bazaar, community corner, and more.

Flower production

Dried and Fresh-Cut Flowers - Prep, planting, watering, harvesting, and preserving fresh-cut and dried flowers.

Specialty Cut Flower Production and Marketing - Specialty cut flower production has the potential to increase income for both small and large farms. This publication discusses several marketing channels and lists flowers suitable for various markets. It covers production basics, harvest and post-harvest handling, business planning and record keeping, and resources for further information.

Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers - Association of people who have united to learn and educate about field and greenhouse cut flowers. 

Novel Crops

Plants for a Future - UK-based non-profit with UK and US databases for 7,000 useful plants.