Start Your Own Herb Farm Business

Do you want to start a business of growing organic herbs but do not know how to go about it? It’s surprisingly easy to start one, even in a home that has limited space such as yours.

Find out about it in this article, as it has all the necessary information for starting your own herb farm business in your home.

Herbs can be a good source of income with the introduction of alternative health methods using these plants. The advantage also of growing herbs is that you can do it indoors or outdoors, so basically anyone with a love for plants and the patience to grow them can participate in this business.

The basic things that you will need for herb business are: a garden and a good pest control regime.

Indoor Gardens for Herb Farms

Indoor herb gardens consist of plants that are grown in containers. When growing herbs indoors, make sure to put them in a place where they can get at least four to five hours of sunlight, and an environment where the temperature and humidity is between 50 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

Outdoor Gardens for Herb Farming

In outdoor gardens, you need to put clear borders between each type of herbs that you are growing so that you won’t have difficulties in harvesting them later on if there are orders for individual types of herbs. There are many ways of doing this, including making specific and equal pots for each herb. Another way is to use a stepladder, if your space is limited to only a few kinds of herbs.

The concept is simple: the rungs of the ladder form a square of equal measurements in the space between them. This square takes the place of a plot in which you place your herbs. Add in a few bricks to dig the ladder to the soil, and you’re all set. Now you can identify which herb is what, and vary your soil composition to suit each type.


Pesticides are a must for any business that involves plants, including herbs. Pests are natural however annoying and irritating they may be. There are many pesticides available for your herb business, and the recommended types are the organic pesticides.

You can prepare organic pesticides using any of these tips:

  • Mix 1 teaspoon of dishwashing liquid with 1 cup of vegetable oil in one bottle. After shaking, combine 2 teaspoons of this solution with a cup of water. This is effective in getting rid of whiteflies, mites, aphids, scales when used in an optimal interval of 10 days each.
  • You can use natural predators of these pests, like lacewings and praying mantis. You can produce a somewhat natural ecosystem with this, but can become risky as these insects may become pests themselves.
  • You can use herbs themselves, especially those that can attract natural predators like ladybugs.


  • Vincent said on February 13, 2009
    I had trouble starting and still am. I grow organic herbs and sell them online, flear markets, farmers markets, and even wheelbarrow door to door.
  • K. Gem said on July 24, 2009
    On going through your article i am so impressed and love to start my own Herb Farm Business, since i am a sick person i think its the best idea to keep my health/income in level. But I don't have an idea, how to start the same. Can you please post more on this topic, from start to the end.
  • Darrell D said on October 12, 2009
    I was very impressed with your article. i would have liked to see more of What Herbs are in demand. but other than that good reading..
  • sarah said on October 19, 2009
    I have been wanting to do this for quite some time now, what i'm interested in is how many herbs need to be grown to produce a steady supply of harvest, so many grow very slowly, and if their is a way to order cheap snipping, instead of starting by seed.
  • rahul bhayan said on March 11, 2010
    sir i want to start herbs farming as i m an engineer but i'm interested in farming i have my own 17 acres of land in hissar. so kindly guide me....
  • Kimberly said on April 6, 2010
    I started growing herbs last year from my apartment, they did really well for most of the year. I was impressed, this year I am going totally organic, best advice I can offer is get a place that has lots of natural light. I have light on all sides and I am on the 3rd floor, plus the windows are large and long. Best thing I have done for a long time. I didn't sell them last year being my first year but this year I am going to. Great Falls, MT USA
  • GRAIG GAURAV SRIVASTAVA said on May 9, 2010
    dear sir, i am interested in the business of herbs in allahabad. plz, guide me properly. with thanks. yours truly graig gaurav
  • anuj said on August 23, 2010
    dear sir, My Name is anuj I am from shimla Himachal Pradesh. i am interested in the business of herbs. i have no problem of space as i have apple orchards and have plenty of space between the trees. I was thinking of utilizing that space for herb growing. can you please tell me like which kind of herbs can be grown in the in this shimla range what are the requirements, what is its future prospects and profitability, how much investment is required and where can these be supplied.
  • A.Rauf said on December 8, 2010
    Need to start a Retail and Wholesale Nursery Plants Biz for Flowers, Fruits, Vegetable, Herb on 2 acres of commercial land on Prime location in N.E Houston TX. Expert needed to Establish Manage and run on Partnership Commission or any Option. Please guide me.
  • Martin said on January 8, 2011
    Dear Sir i live in Ireland and have a large farm, i am keen to enter into the market for growing herbs even supplying for medical products i know this is a large step but i have the money and facilities to do this, i just need to know where and how i can market this in Ireland and even exporting, grants are available at the moment. i do not want to let this slip, Please guide me.
  • ARCHANA said on March 3, 2011
    I have a piece of land and I want to do herbal farming on it. but i dont know from where i get seeds and who will purchase. which plants I should grow. PLEASE HELP ME
  • Raghunath expert adviser said on March 4, 2011
    @ARCHANA, at least you have to decide on which plant to grow before looking for buyers and all. please see my comment on this article to find more resources on types of medicinal plants.

    Raghunath Natarajan
    Startup Biz Hub - Advisor (Staff)

  • Justin said on March 12, 2011
    I want to start my herbal farm business and am growing herbs now but I need help.
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  • Jim said on May 21, 2011
    #10 MARTIN from Ireland, Are you intent on establishing a "herb business". I am currently looking for a wholesale supplier of fresh herbs for a new business, in particular fresh tarragon, coriander, flat leaf parsley and mint (spearmint).
  • Vinod Kumar said on July 25, 2011
    Dear Sir, I have a plot of (25by60feet)in Yamuna Nagar Haryana. I want to do herbal farming in my Plot. Kindly suggest me, what type of herbs can be planted in a sandy soil so that i can increase my income sources. I am eagerly waiting for an answer. Thanks & Regards, Vinod Kaith
  • Lolita Tang said on August 18, 2011
    Dear Sir, I wish to propagate my income and thought perhaps I can utilise the frontage of my home measuring about 300 sq metre to grow herbs. The area is under sun for the whole day. I am living in the Mid North Coast of Australia (Coffs Harbour). Please advise the sort of herbs that can grow well in this area? Many thanks - Lolita
  • John said on October 11, 2011
    #15 I have just bought 7 acres in ireland in order to set up a herb farm,Not sure if your sorted ?
  • sandra crilley said on November 12, 2011
    we are looking to buy land in seymour victoria, we are interested in starting a herb farm, we would probably start with 1/2 acre of garden, we would like to know which herbs are most popular etc and likely to be most profitable and which herbs are most suitable to the area e.t.c.
  • Robert Chettiar said on March 25, 2012
    Dear Sir, I've plot of 2 acres of Land and I would like to do the farming of Herbal. Requesting you to please suggest which herbs are in demand in the market
  • Joseph said on March 31, 2012
    Please send business proposal to start a medium size herb growing business in Sri Lanka
  • santosh kumar mahato said on June 5, 2012
    dear sir, i have 8 acre land which is two bore well in this land & i am interested for herbal farming in my land . so that please advice me who support me for herbal farming in my land. thanks & regards, santosh kumar mahato
  • subin said on July 13, 2012
    Hi, I want to start a ashwagandha farm in tamil nadu or karnataka and i can afford only 1 or 2 acre land. my question is can i make a decent net profit with this plan.
  • nitin vas said on August 14, 2012
    Greetings, I have no background in medicinal herbs i want to open a shop where i can sell medicinal herbs, collected from different parts of the country, do i need any license or any legal requirement involved with this, kindly suggest. I am located in Karnataka, mangalore .
  • afzal patel said on August 19, 2012
    I had read ur article on growing medical herbs but i dont know how to start i am from india Gujrat state and i have farm of 10 acre pls try to give me some information on this tropic or help me out,
  • gaurav kumar said on August 27, 2012
    Dear sir, I am interested in herbs farming for small business, but the land area not available do i can start on my roof top area is 1800Sq feet. so please advise me how to start the farming & guide me further. Thanking you Gaurav kumar
  • stan said on October 15, 2012
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  • BALBIR GORA said on November 24, 2012
    i live state in haryana near delhi india. i want to start new business on small scale. Please tell me about herbal plant business or any other which is best foe me. thank you. cont.095415 96415
  • Robin L. Lewis said on November 24, 2012
    oxford, ohio 45056 We have almost 3 acres mostly wooded but could be cleared out without losing privacy. The wooded part is surrounded by a culvert.
  • bonie tan said on January 20, 2013
    where can i learn or school herbs planting business? please advise me. thank you, bonie. i live in La,Ca.
  • glenda said on January 27, 2013
    how can i find out where to get grants on this so i can get start. Indiana city Portage usa
  • m,d,jain said on January 31, 2013
    dear sir i belong to south canara of karnataka . i have some land and interested in herbals cultivation, so plz guide me
  • rajkumar said on February 1, 2013
    hi this is rajkumar i wants to start herbal farm business, i did not know anything about agri related side, i have 2.47 acre near chetpet i want to start it own, i want to know how to start it.
  • deepak goyal said on February 28, 2013
    i want to start herbal planting. our land is in palwal haryana. from zero how can we start.
  • ajit.kotian said on March 5, 2013
    i am interested in the business of herbs in mangalore(Karnataka). plz, guide me properly.
  • naresh kumar sharma said on March 6, 2013
    I have aprox 10 acres land in district shimla, i want to start herbal planting in our land. how can i start this business.
  • PIUS MAINA said on March 23, 2013
  • devaraj.p said on April 10, 2013
    I am having 2 acres of land near srirangapatana near mysore karnataka. what type of herbal plant can be grown & how to market the product. Any process is required, what may be the cost to grow, the duration & profit.
  • RAVIN MISHRA said on April 24, 2013
    dear sirs, i already have nearly 20 medicinal herbs growing naturally in my farm area , and want to take it further to commercial levels. i have over 20 acre of farm available for the project , located along river Gomti , amidst thick reserve forest , in district Kheri of U.P. PLEASE GUIDE ME. Also guide me how can i send the list of herbs which are already at my farm in abundant quantities. regards, RK Mishra
  • Prittam Thakur said on May 5, 2013
    I m planning to start herbal medicine plants at near joginder nager distt mandi H.P. Mandi' H.P. India
  • charles Wilson said on May 12, 2013
    Is there a herbal farming collective where information can be sort? Brisbane Australia
  • HANMANTH said on June 29, 2013
    I am having 3 acres of land near kumta karnataka. what type of herbal plant can be grown & how to market the product. Any process is required, what may be the cost to grow, the duration & profit. naik
  • Poonam said on August 22, 2013
    Hi, I'm from j&k. I have around 40 acres of land(cultivable) in doda district. Its a hilly area. I want to start herbs business. Could you please suggest me, how and what herbs should I choose? Please throw some more light on the planning and implementation of this business. Thanks!
  • SRIDHAR JP said on September 9, 2013
    I need basic idea to cultivate herbs, i don't have any idea of agri. from basic what is the requirement, how to sell/market or possibilities to sell thr'govt. offices? what type of herbs can in south Tamil Nadu like Madurai, Tenkasi.
  • sanjayvaghani said on October 10, 2013
    sir I am from saurashtra in gujrat india. I have 20 acre land, I want to start herb farming please guide me how I can do it
  • G K RAO said on November 24, 2013
    Please provide the details for herbal farming in 300 square yards plot
  • Mathew said on February 23, 2014
    please let me know the details so that i will think of planting herbals plants in my property situated in Belthangady taluk
  • gautham said on July 21, 2014
    Hi.. i am frm mangalore , karnataka India. I want to herbal n medicinal plant guide.
  • Mr jude ibeh said on August 11, 2014
    is nice and good to let you all know that real business is now in India .....all herbs producing herb plant and orders e.t.c bitter kola and ginger garlic...i can be supplying any buyer in India if interested in any of the product or herbs you need pls let me know so to get the procedure of the product ...and here is my mail me on hope to hear from interested buyers thanks best regard jude ibeh
  • CARRIE POTTER said on September 27, 2014
  • Akhilesh said on April 28, 2015
    Dear Sir, I have 20 acre land in MP and I am interested in herbs farming. I want to know the place where I can buy the seed and how many types of herbs are in demand and who will buy it
  • THABANG K said on November 12, 2015
    Good day,My name is Thabang khunou from rustenburg (North west) I am interested on herbs farming.
  • ruchika said on January 19, 2017
    sir i have 3 acres of land in rajasthan state. can u pl guide me which herb will be suitable to cultivate there.
  • akash tripathi said on April 26, 2017
    i have ten acres of land in uttar pradesh.... can uh guide me where to purchase seed and what all herbs are on demand and where to sell
  • Dr. Shahanshah said on July 20, 2018
    I own a wasteland of 500 bighas near Phalodi, Jodhpur, Rajasthan and want to start a Homoeopathic farm house therein for growing herbs, plants, trees, flowers, fruits, vegetables, etc which are used in making Homoeopathic medicines. Please guide me from the first step.


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