Please can anyone help with ideas for a plant stall we have just decided
to have at our School charity fundraiser at the end of March?! I am new
to gardening and just don't know what might be possible....I know its
only 5 weeks away so I was wondering if herb seeds or bulbs might grow
enough to sell in that time? I will contact my local garden centre to
see if they can help but any other ideas gratefully received. GN
Depending on age group?
I find kids like basil plants, pleasant smell, would need to start seeds
now in kits.
Seed starting kits as well as seeds for sale. Look for children's books on
growing plants. Small bags of soil to go with the seed kits. Bird houses
for a start.
Could also give away little kids experiments like a bean seed and little
soil inside a small clear plastic bag so kids can see the plant sprouting
from their bean seed, bean seeds are cheapest. We put a string with the
small seed bag to wear over their head so they do not have carry them. This
is usually done at earth fairs here in the US. At Earth fair we give away
about 1000 basil plants and bean seed bags. Kids have a good time.
Enjoy Life... Nad R (Garden in zone 5a Michigan)
Hi, Just a couple of ideas that may help ! Firstly, if you are in the UK
?? find your nearest car boot sale and offer any plant sellers the
chance of a stall at your fete, maybe you could do a deal for a
percentage of thier takings ??
Rather than go to your local garden centre (but try that anyway) Find
any local wholesale nurseries that produce plants for the trade, they
might be more amiable to letting you have some plants for a charity do
Contact your local gardening club, often someone will have a few
plants to spare and just maybe between now and your fete, you'll muster
enough for a display.
I think you have left it a bit late to grow anything but another
thing you could do (im doing this at present) go to BandQ but any golden
thyme and cut them into 4 or 5 and repot them. They cost about £2.99 and
if you get 5 plants from each pot, sell at £1.50 each, then thats a good
profit ?? I think your time is best spent doing things like that, rather
than trying to grow things from scratch.
Bulbs would have needed to already be in to lool good in 5 weeks time but if
you can find someone who has a big blob of bulbs then it might be worth
trying to dig up the clump, divide them and pot them up.
Also if you can find someone who has a lot of thyme plants, they are easy to
dig up and to pot up and since they have nice fibrous roots they also take
well to being transplanted into pots. Wandering round a jungly garden is
another good way to identify plants for fund raising eg, flowering shrubs
that have rooted into paths (rosemary and viburnum come to mind in my own
garden) and, in the flower line so does scabious and chrysanthemum. I'd
also be thinking about my foxtail lilies and lilies which have giant bulbs,
these cost quite a lot to buy but which breed quite happily in my garden -
people always buy those big bulbs because they are good value.
Go for a wander round the neigbourhood and ask any gardeners you see what
they've bought at fund raising stalls and also what they would recommend you
to pot up. I'll bet pounds to peanuts that if you do that, you'll not only
get good advice, but you'll also get some plant material or donations for
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