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(Zone 7a)


March 6, 2012
9:50 AM

Post #9032149

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

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

March 6, 2012
9:57 AM

Post #9032156

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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palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


March 6, 2012
11:12 AM

Post #9032213

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.
tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 6, 2012
12:38 PM

Post #9032303

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!
kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

March 6, 2012
1:28 PM

Post #9032339

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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carrieebryan
Independence, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 6, 2012
2:28 PM

Post #9032439

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.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


March 6, 2012
2:49 PM

Post #9032464

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

Mostly, I give plants and produce away...
1lisac
Liberty Hill, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 6, 2012
6:16 PM

Post #9032682

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

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

March 7, 2012
5:39 AM

Post #9033033

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...
jomoncon
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 7, 2012
6:45 AM

Post #9033105

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

This message was edited Mar 7, 2012 8:52 AM
bonehead
Cedarhome, WA
(Zone 8b)

March 7, 2012
6:55 AM

Post #9033118

I'm with those who share plant starts with anyone and everyone.
DitchLily206
Madison, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 7, 2012
1:34 PM

Post #9033533

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

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

March 7, 2012
2:22 PM

Post #9033615

I sell cat and garden based items on Zazzle.

http://www.zazzle.com/kwancat

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

March 7, 2012
3:23 PM

Post #9033688

Once in a while I sell some surplus plants on eBay.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 7, 2012
5:14 PM

Post #9033848

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.
1lisac
Liberty Hill, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 7, 2012
5:29 PM

Post #9033865

That sounds like fun, where do you work?
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 7, 2012
6:10 PM

Post #9033919

At a local grocery store.
1lisac
Liberty Hill, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 7, 2012
7:39 PM

Post #9034048

Great and you get to do the plants too.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2012
8:12 AM

Post #9034534

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.
tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 8, 2012
8:28 AM

Post #9034561

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

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

March 8, 2012
8:42 AM

Post #9034586

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!

HoneybeeNC

HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

March 8, 2012
10:43 AM

Post #9034727

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. ^^_^^

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2012
10:45 AM

Post #9034729

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.

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 8, 2012
2:48 PM

Post #9034967

the only thing i make is a mess...
can't sell that; can't even give it away!
Katlian
Carson City, NV
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2012
3:39 PM

Post #9035017

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.

greenbrain

greenbrain
Madison, IL
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2012
7:39 PM

Post #9035258

I share all my surplus with family, co-workers, friends, & neighbors.
monkeymomr
San Bernardino, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 8, 2012
9:29 PM

Post #9035334

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.
tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 9, 2012
4:34 AM

Post #9035445

[quote="trackinsand"]the only thing i make is a mess...
can't sell that; can't even give it away![/quote]

LOVE that! LOL!!! CAN relate!

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

March 9, 2012
5:13 AM

Post #9035486

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. =)
marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

March 9, 2012
4:40 PM

Post #9036238

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.
birder17
Jackson, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 10, 2012
7:26 AM

Post #9036797

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?
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

March 10, 2012
9:52 AM

Post #9036961

I share .

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

March 10, 2012
11:00 PM

Post #9037648

We grew 2 acres of pumpkins last year and plan to grow 5 this year!!! :)
grits74571
Talihina, OK

March 11, 2012
5:17 AM

Post #9037736

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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