Yesterday, I sowed more tomatoes, and marigolds. They're a cooking in my microwave right now.
I must be crazy, but I'm going to grow them indoors until I can set them out.
Plus, as I said, I want to sell some to recover my gardening costs. I figure $2.00 a plant* and they'll be pre-hardened off, unlike Lowe's and the greenhouses around here.
Speaking of Lowes: they have a rack where they give away all sorts of gardening containers. I get all my 6 packs and 1020 flats there. One year I even grabbed a huge clay pot with a crack in it.
Fixed it with some silicone and works just fine.
I can grab a bunch of plastic pots for selling my plants.
I've already made a flyer for how to plant tomatoes to hand out.
I LOVE talking to people, so I'm hoping my little stand will attract thousands of buyers!
*Is that a fair price? They'll be at least 6 inches tall. I plan on selling herbs, flowers and veggies that grow well up here. They aren't getting my artichokes! Or my indigo. :D
I am also growing plants to sell this spring and I have quite a variety started. I have brugmansia, Cardinal flower, butterfly weed , roses, sedum , ice plant, hardy hibiscus, creeping phlox, iris, strawberry, and I just started my first tomato and pepper plants. Oh ya...I also started some Coleus.
I have started other plant too.
Where you live 2 dollars per plant sounds fine. I will sell my tomato and pepper etc, for 2 dollars a six
pack. You may want a few Patio type plants (tomato and pepper) in even larger containers. Some people like to buy them that way.
I have learned one thing about selling plants that has proved useful. Bunch the flowering plants close enough together that they look like one big bloom. It attracts attention from a distance and makes an eye popping display. If you do it right you will hear brakes squeal as people turn around to look.
Edited by politicalcenter - 1/22/16 at 6:28pm