Adapting a Nursery Production Budget to Containerized Specialty Vegetables

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  • 1 1Univ. of Fla., Dade Co. Ext. Serv., Homestead, FL 33030
  • | 2 2Landscape by Sylvia Gordon, Miami, Fla.
  • | 3 3Univ. of Fla., Ft. Lauderdale Res. & Educ. Cent., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314

Production budgets for both field grown vegetables and ornamental crops, field and container grown, are fairly common. Container grown vegetables, other than transplants, are much less common and do not have specific budgets which would allow growers to set realistic prices for individual plants. A specialized budget was adapted from one developed for container nurseries. Specific production costs were taken from a budget for field grown vegetables. This process could be adapted for use with other specialty crops. It could be used for county or state fairs and other situations where individual vegetable plants need to be raised in containers.

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