Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Plant ID
by donnainzone5 Today at 11:33 am

» Western Mount/High Plains: Seed Planting Dates zone 5b
by RoOsTeR Today at 8:58 am

» I'll get my Texas garden right yet
by RoOsTeR Today at 8:57 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by RoOsTeR Today at 8:55 am

» Roots...information....
by MrBooker Today at 6:19 am

» Our 2017 garden makeover
by sanderson Today at 4:47 am

» Is this wood correct for building box?
by sanderson Today at 4:42 am

» Hello from IA Zone 5
by sanderson Today at 4:38 am

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by sanderson Today at 2:10 am

» ticks
by camprn Yesterday at 11:18 pm

» N&C Midwest: February 2017
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 10:58 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 10:15 pm

» Peppers with black spots
by camprn Yesterday at 10:10 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 10:03 pm

» February 2017 Avatar: Time to Wake Up!
by sanderson Yesterday at 9:37 pm

» broccoli stunted
by yolos Yesterday at 9:34 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by yolos Yesterday at 7:35 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:30 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 6:12 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 6:10 pm

» Sanderson - Virtual Roadtrip Flyover
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 4:24 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by Goosegirl Yesterday at 3:53 pm

» Problems getting spinach seeds to sprout? Try this...
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 3:52 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by newbeone Yesterday at 3:15 pm

» Root Knot Nematodes - PROGRESS!
by dstack Yesterday at 12:28 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing February 2017?
by Kelejan Yesterday at 12:42 am

» The raised bed of my dreams!
by ralitaco Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:20 pm

» Help - Building new raised beds
by ralitaco Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:06 pm

» Microbes...you gotta see this one !!!
by jimmy cee Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:20 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:41 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Selling flowers for profit - to help SFs

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Selling flowers for profit - to help SFs

Post  Judy McConnell on Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:17 am

Many of you have seedling veggies to sell - I didn't start anything yet.

BUT - I do have MANY extra purple coneflowers (self seeded) so put an ad on Craigs List.  Very often, one meets really neat people (other gardeners) but,yes, there can be some real creeps there as well. Evil or Very Mad 

A lady came this morning for her plants (even helped me dig them) and a 1/2 hour later, we're still talking gardening. Wink 

This is the life!!!!

Judy McConnell

Female Posts : 354
Join date : 2012-05-08
Age : 76
Location : Manassas, VA(7a) and Riner, VA (7a)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Selling flowers for profit - to help SFs

Post  Kelejan on Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:43 am

Even my dentist was talking to me about veggie gardening yesterday while he was examining my teeth. Very hard to talk when you mouth is wide open.  Very Happy  I managed a few grunts.
I find that mentioning I am into organic veggies etc opens up a connection with so many new people. It's wonderful to find a topic that is so easy to talk about. Way better than politics, religion, war, money etc.

Kelejan

Female Posts : 4675
Join date : 2011-04-24
Age : 81
Location : Castlegar, British Columbia

View user profile http://www.castlegarinkspot.ca

Back to top Go down

Re: Selling flowers for profit - to help SFs

Post  Marc Iverson on Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:53 pm

And it gives people a way to talk that doesn't involve those go-to subjects like politics and religion and money that tend to show them at their most robotic, most peevish, angry, silly, and dull. It's pretty easy to obsess about those things, but doing so tends to make one look for enemies or levy one's disapproval on others, unasked-for and unwarranted, and seek out ways to "spread the plague" of one's follies, so to speak.

Gardening has got to be one of the great social connectors because it cuts so easily across virtually any line -- race, religion, politics, income level, age, physical ability, looks, style, etc. -- and lets people enjoy each other's company. It creates simple, easy connections between people, and those are often the best. It virtually never does me any good or makes me any happier or wiser to know anyone's ideologies, but if you're willing to tell me something you know about onions, or even just venture an opinion or help me brainstorm about them, I'm all ears and will enjoy talking to you. And in return, I may be the best you're ever likely to think of me. We'll have every reason to get along, and something to talk about.

Marc Iverson

Male Posts : 3636
Join date : 2013-07-05
Age : 55
Location : SW Oregon

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Selling flowers for profit - to help SFs

Post  RJARPCGP on Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:04 pm

@Judy McConnell wrote:Many of you have seedling veggies to sell - I didn't start anything yet.

BUT - I do have MANY extra purple coneflowers (self seeded) so put an ad on Craigs List.  Very often, one meets really neat people (other gardeners) but,yes, there can be some real creeps there as well. Evil or Very Mad 

A lady came this morning for her plants (even helped me dig them) and a 1/2 hour later, we're still talking gardening. Wink 

This is the life!!!!
Echinacea purpurea= They normally start blooming in July.

RJARPCGP

Male Posts : 140
Join date : 2014-02-10
Age : 36
Location : Bellows Falls, Vermont

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Selling flowers for profit - to help SFs

Post  Judy McConnell on Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:47 pm

Yes, RJARPCGP - that is correct - the species, not one of the newer fancy varieties

Judy McConnell

Female Posts : 354
Join date : 2012-05-08
Age : 76
Location : Manassas, VA(7a) and Riner, VA (7a)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Selling flowers for profit - to help SFs

Post  brainchasm on Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:41 pm

When I first started my garden, my neighbor and his wife noticed...we talked organic heirloom gardening for a while, and of course I've shared my harvests with them.

They then assumed I was vegan, and gay. *sigh*

I had to make sure to start grilling more, and introducing them to the women in my life.

People are silly sometimes.

____________________________

I think my sunflower plant can take me in a fair fight...it's taller than me, and it keeps giving me dirty looks. Shocked

My garden progress:
MyFolia.com - Garden Tracking Community Find more about Weather in Las Vegas, NV

brainchasm

Male Posts : 463
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 41
Location : Las Vegas, NV

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Selling flowers for profit - to help SFs

Post  Marc Iverson on Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:12 pm

LOL, for some reason, in much of American gay became the niche assumption to make about anyone not exactly like his neighbors, as well as the favorite insult. It's really strange. Many people just can't process difference, so they make something up to fill the gap in their understanding. I guess that's why the idea of the unsettled frontier has always been so potent. Keep going far enough away and you can leave everyone's insults and opinions and scheming and gossip behind. You might starve, but at least you won't have to listen to idiots.

Marc Iverson

Male Posts : 3636
Join date : 2013-07-05
Age : 55
Location : SW Oregon

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Selling flowers for profit - to help SFs

Post  brainchasm on Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:39 pm

Oh, they never meant it in a negative way. They thought I was sweet, and precious. LOL

____________________________

I think my sunflower plant can take me in a fair fight...it's taller than me, and it keeps giving me dirty looks. Shocked

My garden progress:
MyFolia.com - Garden Tracking Community Find more about Weather in Las Vegas, NV

brainchasm

Male Posts : 463
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 41
Location : Las Vegas, NV

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Selling flowers for profit - to help SFs

Post  Kelejan on Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:27 pm

@brainchasm wrote:Oh, they never meant it in a negative way.  They thought I was sweet, and precious. LOL

  made me giggle a bit.
I have heard people refer to me as sweet and I am fraid I kind of curl up inside. I have my dark side, I like to think of myself as a tough cookie.
I like kittens and puppies and I save worms from drying up on the sidewalk and road  because after the rain they head in the wrong direction, so maybe I am a sweet old lady. lol

Kelejan

Female Posts : 4675
Join date : 2011-04-24
Age : 81
Location : Castlegar, British Columbia

View user profile http://www.castlegarinkspot.ca

Back to top Go down

Re: Selling flowers for profit - to help SFs

Post  Marc Iverson on Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:06 am

What's wrong with that? Beats a sour one, and they're easy to find. The sweet ones are wonderful.

Marc Iverson

Male Posts : 3636
Join date : 2013-07-05
Age : 55
Location : SW Oregon

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Selling flowers for profit - to help SFs

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum