Ready to Turn Your Gardening Skills Into a Profitable Business?

Headstart Publishing is your one-stop source for practical, easy-to-understand guides about growing and selling high-value specialty crops.

Time to Get Growing !

To learn more about these profitable plants, click on any crop listed on the right.

To learn more about our specialty crop guidebooks, scroll down this page to view more information about each book.

If there is a specialty crop you don’t see listed, please use the contact page to find out if we are working on a guide about that crop.

Our guides have helped thousands turn their love of gardening into a profitable full-time or part-time business. Let us help you do the same!

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GOLDEN  HARVEST – How to grow the 4 most profitable specialty crops – bamboo, garlic, ginseng and mushrooms. Learn more…

GROWING FLOWERS FOR PROFIT – How to start a successful flower growing business on a shoestring – growing annuals, perennials, cut flowers, dried flowers and bulbs. Learn more…

GROWING HERBS FOR PROFIT – Your guide to growing and marketing the top 20 culinary & medicinal herbs. Learn more…

GROWING MICROGREENS FOR PROFIT – These tiny greens are grown indoors and bring $20 to $30 per pound!  Learn more…

GROWING TREES FOR PROFIT – Eight ways to make money growing trees, including Japanese maple, container trees, fruit & nut trees, bonsai trees, Christmas trees & high-value wood products. Learn more…

LAVENDER FARMING – How to start a lavender business, including best varieties, how to grow & harvest, twenty value-added lavender products. Learn more…

PLANT NURSERY – How to start a backyard plant nursery growing landscaping trees and shrubs, ornamental grasses and ground covers. Learn more…