I would like to thank everyone for their advice and if you have any more or have some good advice for my question feel free o post it in here.
Make mixed pots already made up for people. You can't lose doing the scarborough fair route. (parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme for all you youngsters who don't get the scarborough fair reference). And dont waste time with any curled parsley, it's really only good for garnish. use italian parsley. Large plastic bowls make good looking herb baskets, plus you can mark up the price considerably with pre-made baskets. But as mentioned above do not include mint, because it will win.
you could always get a vendor license and set up shop on the side of the road, if your town allows that. if not, post up signs a week in advance and have a "yard sale". keep your prices low because you have to remember that a lot of these same plants can be purchased from a nursery or home depot fairly cheap too and they are grown by professionals but they also dont get the same love and attention that a private grower gives.
my roommate did it like this... post up signs around town for a yard sale with organic veggie/herb plants and people came from all over town to get them. as long as the plants dont have veggies on them you should be clear of any legal issues (selling food with no permits etc)
his prices were based on large and small. the small plants were in party cups and were $5 each. Small tomato plants, purple basil, oregano, dill, chamomile, some cukes... all $5. the large plants were tomatoes, squash, bell pepper, zucchini, and some tuber plant that is related to sun flowers and kinda looks like sun flowers.. forget what they are called.. the large plants for $11.
i love supporting people that grow their own crop and sell it (at a reasonable price).. just make sure the plants you sell are healthier than what you get at the local nurseries.
Thanks. Yea i plan on slling mostly herb plants atm and go from there. Right now I have 1 herb plant and 11 different herb plant seeds.
What are your guy's thoughts of organically grown hydroponic herb plants then put them into pots and veg them 1 to 2 weeks before selling them?
Here are a list of herbs that I have to work with
- Chocolate Mint (Plant)
- Sweet Marjoram
- Lemon Balm
i have some chamomile going right now from seed. i have a grow report on here in the gardening section. i think hydroponics would be more trouble than its worth for small herbs personally but if its something your experienced in and set up for i suppose it could work out to your advantage, and organic is the way to go
Just go to lowes, home depot and your local nursery and beat them all.
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the first (and only) time i grew chamomile it produced flowers all season long. well... from late march to july. we moved out in july so im sure they produced flowers a lot longer after that. we got the plant in march and it was started indoors and i think was 1 1/2 months 2 months old.