Greenhouse Vegetables (Cucumber, Tomato, Lettuce) Crop Guide

Estimated Cost Low end cost $7- $10, High end $20 – $25 per square foot of greenhouse
Market Outlets Retail Stores, Food Services, Resturants
Market Potential Limited to Poor
Yield Potential 1 to 25 lbs/sq ft
Profit Potential $0 to $20 per square foot per year.
Adapted Areas All, best near urban areas
Labor Requirements Moderate to high depending on mechanization level. One to three employees per 10,000 square feet
Equipment Requirements Greenhouse facilities with evaporative cooling system, heaters.
Soil Requirements None
Water Requirements Large volume of high quality irrigation water
Minimum Size 15,000 square feet for single family income
Risk Factor High
Other Limiting Factors Profitable market, temperature in summer, very technical and demanding of time.
Comments Seasonal (fall, winter and spring) but requires intensive management.

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