Do you market or sell anything from your garden, or for gardens?

(Zone 7a)
There are a total of 80 votes:


I make a unique garden craft item. (Tell us!)
(5 votes, 6%)
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I sell my surplus fresh produce.
(2 votes, 2%)
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I sell prepared items such as pies, salsa, pickles, jams and jellies.
(0 votes, 0%)
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I sell seedlings each spring.
(10 votes, 12%)
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I sell cut flowers from my garden.
(1 votes, 1%)
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I don't market or sell anthing gardne related.
(47 votes, 58%)
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Other. (tell us!)
(15 votes, 18%)
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Previous Polls

Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

I sell produce, & we keep excess for our own use. Usually freezer is full by fall.
I should add, at the end of market, a man from local food shelf comes around & everybody gives him leftover things. Sometimes he has a big load!

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Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

Sometimes I give stuff away, but selling stuff makes me feel responsible for the plants even after they leave my yard. Would rather make a clean and careless departure.

Jacksonville, FL(Zone 9a)

I don't SELL anything from my garden, but I do love to GIVE things from my garden. I'm always sharing plant divisions, cuttings, and sharing excess produce with family, friends and neighbors. Last year I shared some Amaryllis with my next door neighbor, and today they are beginning to bloom, and seeing the glee on her face was quite warming. That's the kind of payment I enjoy!

Salem, OR(Zone 8b)

I donated a monthly delivered bouquet of flowers to my son's fundraising auction. Flowers to be delivered April through October (7 months). I gave away two, and I raised $300 for the school.

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Independence, MO(Zone 6a)

One year I had more lettuce than even I could eat, so I gave about a bushel to two nuns whom I knew would be able to pass it on where it would be appreciated.

Benton, KY(Zone 7a)

I sell a few veggie seedlings, but not enough to actually say I make money at it.

Mostly, I give plants and produce away...

Liberty Hill, TX(Zone 8a)

I sell seedlings and fresh produce when we have extra. One year I harvested 7 lbs of lettuce at one cutting. That's a lot of lettuce.

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Waukesha, WI(Zone 5a)

I don't sell anything gardening,, Someone likes something I have, I am happy to divide and share. Selling it would turn into something more like a business than a lifetime hobby and love............................

New Orleans, LA(Zone 9a)

Right now, I'm only selling eggs from my chickens. Even after what my DH & I, neighbors, relatives & friends get theirs, I still have at least 4 dozen a week left. I found a baker who only uses fresh eggs, so he comes around & gets them every week.

But, I'm planning on expanding my garden this spring & hope to be able to sell excell produce on a regular basis.


Jo-Ann

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Cedarhome, WA(Zone 8b)

I'm with those who share plant starts with anyone and everyone.

Madison, AL(Zone 7b)

I have traded daylilies and other plants, but never sold them.

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(Zone 7a)

I sell cat and garden based items on Zazzle.

http://www.zazzle.com/kwancat

L.A. (Canoga Park), CA(Zone 10a)

Once in a while I sell some surplus plants on eBay.

KC Metro area, MO(Zone 6a)

I don't sell anything from my garden but every spring for about 2 months we put up a greenhouse at my job and I am in charge of taking care of the plants and helping the customers.

Liberty Hill, TX(Zone 8a)

That sounds like fun, where do you work?

KC Metro area, MO(Zone 6a)

At a local grocery store.

Liberty Hill, TX(Zone 8a)

Great and you get to do the plants too.

Milton, MA(Zone 6a)

Yep, I share, divide, and donate, plus I teach what I know (if anything).

I have to teach; otherwise I am quite dull at conversation ("yes, and the foliage gets solar energy--from the sun, of course--and stores it in the bulb as sugars or starches so that in spring..." (notices glazed look) "I'm not boring you, am I?") repeat with anyone who will listen, on almost any topic. I teach so I can make conversation about the weather like a normal person.

Jacksonville, FL(Zone 9a)

carrielamont…LOL…Sounds SO familiar!!!! Funny!

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

Yes, it does. :-D)))

I just trade or give away so far. But I'd love to be a part of our local Farmers' Market. It's great!

Charlotte, NC(Zone 7b)

I give away veggies to my neighbors.

In return they collect leaves, for our veggie garden, which earthworms change into "free dirt" in which I grow vegetables, which I share with my neighbors.

The circle of life is alive and well here in my corner of the world. ^^_^^

Milton, MA(Zone 6a)

So I'm not alone? Good! Spent 24 hrs with DH's boss who thought forsythia were like "wild tulips" that died every year and somehow spontaneously regenerated in the exact same spot! He really didn't want to hear any different, either.

mid central, FL(Zone 9a)

the only thing i make is a mess.........
can't sell that; can't even give it away!

Carson City, NV(Zone 6b)

It's not really selling but I give extra produce and herbs to my friends who run a small restaurant and they give me food in return. We also swap with friends who grow different veggies. We have never planted zucchini because a friend always plants way too much. I hope the weather will cooperate this year and allow us large tomato crop so we have plenty to share.

Madison, IL(Zone 6b)

I share all my surplus with family, co-workers, friends, & neighbors.

San Bernardino, CA(Zone 9a)

I'm hoping that this time next year I will be able to sell some plants and seeds from my garden. Right now, any extras I'm giving to the neighbors.

Jacksonville, FL(Zone 9a)

Quote from trackinsand :
the only thing i make is a mess.........
can't sell that; can't even give it away!


LOVE that! LOL!!! CAN relate!

Somewhere in, MD(Zone 7b)

LOL trackinsand!!!!!!

I'm with so many of you, I don't "sell" anything, but I like to give some of my successes to my neighbors. =)

Somerset, KY(Zone 6b)

I don't know if this counts, but I decorate Birdhouse Gourds for the garden. I do have to buy the gourds as I have no room to grow them, but I love painting them and I sell them thru the Senior Craft Shoppe here in Ventura, CA
I also do some by mail.

Jackson, MO(Zone 6b)

I often get excess seedlings from winter sowing. Neighbors, friends nor relatives want none
of the little plants. Neighbors will take excess vegetables, but I usually don't have much of that. We don't have a very big garden area, so I don't usually have excess. What excess I do have, I can and freeze.
Isn't there a story about fishing that relates: teach fishing vs giving fish?

Dahlonega, GA

I share .

Syracuse, NY(Zone 5a)

We grew 2 acres of pumpkins last year and plan to grow 5 this year!!! :)

Talihina, OK

i share anything and everything lately have been sharing my meager knowledge about gardening at a class I teach..I also make crafty things mostly in the form of birdbaths recently did a demo on making BBs to a 4H group

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