Courtesy of Wally S., Wally’s Market Garden, Pleasatndale SK
In early spring when your cash flow is still not developed, your sales can get a boost from a source many growers overlook or toss out: volunteer plants from around your property. Typical plants that do well in pots are catmint, chives, horseradish, mint, rhubarb, sunflowers and violets, but you can try just about anything. So instead of weeding them out out, look at them as an early season cash crop.
Once potted up these plants can be sold within a couple of weeks, after they have established themselves in the container. Typical price points for containers can be SPIN’s usual mix and match pricing scheme of $3.00 per container, or 2 for $5.00, or even $5.00 or $10.00 each. I know for a fact people will pay $10 for potted up rhubarb. Mint is a big seller of mine, too. Containers can be the typical clay pot or recycled deli containers.
Money does not grow on trees, but sometimes it can be found under your feet.
Volunteers around the garden can be potted up. Basically, just about anything works. This is catnip.
Here is catnip on its way to market. Mint and rhubarb are easy sells, too.
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