July 20, 2012 at 11:34 pm #257168
I have been approached by my local gardening club and asked if I could have a stall at their festival selling veggie seedlings.
I have approx 8 weeks until the festival is taking place. I would love to say yes but I’m not sure I can come up with the goods in such a short time!
I already have some seedlings on the go eg: beetroot, lettuce, bush beans,spring onions, capsicum, silverbeet and few herbs.
Would love to do it but not sure how to. What should I sell, how much do I charge, what do I put them in ?????? I have them growing in the veggie beds in my shade tunnel and and punnets don’t come cheap!
Dilemma, dilemma …… help any one!July 21, 2012 at 11:03 am #526499Jenoka77Member
For seedlings I use half a toilet roll. It can be planted directly in the ground. With such short notice
Get friends and family to keep them for you.July 21, 2012 at 12:51 pm #526500
I have done this too!
I would need to have punnets I think to transport them to the festival. Not sure I have enough time to grow the amount I will need for a stall though.July 21, 2012 at 1:12 pm #526501df418Member
newspaper pots in cardboard boxes (for transport)
8 weeks gives you plenty of time
do the slower growing brassicas & beets first
beans can wait a couple of weeks (4 weeks = 4 inches)
lettuce too can waitJuly 21, 2012 at 5:28 pm #526502
Anyone got any tips for making newspaper pots?
The ones I have made in the past were not fantastic, kept tipping over! Maybe a square type of pot might be more sturdy?July 21, 2012 at 9:17 pm #526503df418Member
I use 2 ply, 1/2 sheet tabloid wrapped around 440g baked beans
7/8 fill with mix sow seed(s)
place into box/tray (pack them in tight)
DavidJuly 22, 2012 at 1:12 am #526504
Just found this link on making square newspaper seedlings pots
I will give it go this week.July 25, 2012 at 6:24 pm #526505fruitfulMember
have a look here:
scroll down the the jiffy coco pellets
You can buy something similar in most hardware stores but as with most things, the more you purchase the lower the price of the individual product
:tup:July 27, 2012 at 1:43 am #526506BelMember
We sold veggies and seedlings at a stall one year. We used mostly loo rolls and put some scrunched up newspaper in the bottom to stop everything falling out. Ours (the tomatoes in particular) started to grow out of the loo rolls where they got a bit moist and they were a bit intertwined, so be careful of that. We saved up meat trays, margarine containers, ice cream containers etc for transport – mostly for the customers to put the loo rolls in when they bought the seedlings. Otherwise they were just stacked in syrofoam boxes. Give it a go – it’s a lot of fun!
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