|I make a unique garden craft item. (Tell us!)|
(5 votes, 6%)
|I sell my surplus fresh produce.|
(2 votes, 2%)
|I sell prepared items such as pies, salsa, pickles, jams and jellies.|
(0 votes, 0%)
|I sell seedlings each spring.|
(10 votes, 12%)
|I sell cut flowers from my garden.|
(1 votes, 1%)
|I don't market or sell anthing gardne related.|
(47 votes, 58%)
|Other. (tell us!)|
(15 votes, 18%)
Do you market or sell anything from your garden, or for gardens?
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.
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!
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.
I sell a few veggie seedlings, but not enough to actually say I make money at it.
Mostly, I give plants and produce away...
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.
This message was edited Mar 7, 2012 8:38 AM
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............................
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.
This message was edited Mar 7, 2012 8:52 AM
I'm with those who share plant starts with anyone and everyone.
Once in a while I sell some surplus plants on eBay.
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.
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.
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!
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. ^^_^^
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.
the only thing i make is a mess.........
can't sell that; can't even give it away!
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.
I share all my surplus with family, co-workers, friends, & neighbors.
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.
I'm with so many of you, I don't "sell" anything, but I like to give some of my successes to my neighbors. =)
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.
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?
We grew 2 acres of pumpkins last year and plan to grow 5 this year!!! :)