So I have a little side business just outside my front door. Selling plants that I find in my garden that can be repotted and planted and resold. I started doing this last year when I realized my plants needed dividing. Not only did a few need to be divided, but so many have reseeded and I feel horrible throwing them away.
I started having friends and save their plastic pots for me, and picked up a bunch of bags of Miracle Grow Potting Mix at Costco. As I come across little plantings throughout the growing season, I replant them in a pot and care for them until they find a new home. I sell on craigslist and have been successful at times. Mostly to those who have just purchased a house or just starting out their hand at gardening and find it can be expensive at the local nurseries.
Earning a little extra cash has helped me keep up with my gardening hobby here at Fishtail Cottage. I don’t feel bad selling these little starts at $5. (regardless of size) because I know how much TLC they’ve received from me. I don’t use pesticides and many times have to hand pick yukky slugs and snails from eating my inventory. Not to mention the special dirt and hand watering these little plants receive. A replacement offer is made in case something doesn’t make it in their new garden as well.
However, since plants are not always in bloom and it’s hard for folks to remember what I rattle off to them while we chat, I decided a few laminated photo’s might help me and my guests a little better. So that was my project today!
I’m thinking of having a plant sale soon and hope these will help as people shop!
Speaking of potted plants, I promised you a few weeks ago that I will share with you my pots as they mature over the summertime. If you missed that post you can click here to go back.
I hope to see you at this weeks Cottage Garden Party (party to start later this evening)! To see where else I am linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…xoxo, tracie
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