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Demi Horticulture Farm
Having the courage to try something different and 'just doing it' cannot be underestimated. Many people do not ever develop their ideas because they never get started. This may be due to lack of drive, lack of confidence or just not knowing how to start.
Success in any new enterprise is possible provided you do your research first, plan carefully and are prepared to put in the hard work required.
Have realistic expectations
If the primary motivation is to make money, potential business operators need to be aware that it may take several years for an enterprise to start producing a profit and some crops (such as grapes, olives and apples) will require significant capital up-front to install infrastructure such as trellising and irrigation systems.
A horticultural enterprise can provide a nice lifestyle option (who doesn't like the thought of gazing over fields of lavender or grape vines), however, as mentioned before many crops will require a significant investment of time, energy and money.
Most high value horticultural crops are harvested by hand (requiring a significant labour input) and will also require regular on-going management such as pruning, pest and disease control, and irrigation. Thus, the vines might be nice to look at, but they will also be quite demanding.