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Old July 29, 2017   #16
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I got 8x5 mum pans. Should I charge $10 for them? I can take a pic in a bit. They are bigger than I expected.
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Yes and yes!
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Of course. Yes and yes.
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Old July 30, 2017   #19
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I got 8x5 mum pans. Should I charge $10 for them? I can take a pic in a bit. They are bigger than I expected.
What is your average cost to set them up fully for sale?* Then you can figure what to charge.

* rhetorical question.

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Old July 30, 2017   #20
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Well I could profit from $5 per but I could really make some money if I go $10 per. I'm actually transplanting them all now. I'm supposed to fertilize at 300ppm but idk how to break that down to ounces or tbs. Help anyone?
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Whoever makes your fertilizer may have published a chart for mixing based on ppm.

If you get a meter, remember to account for the ppm of your tap water. Mine is about 250 ppm. So 300 ppm of fertilizer added would read 550 ppm.

Blue Lab makes nice meters. Hannah brand is decent. The cheap Chinese knock-offs are a waste of money.
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Old July 30, 2017   #22
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Do you use a meter Cole? I bought this http://www.amleo.com/jacks-professio...bag/p/J201020/
the chart on the bag just shows the measurements for fertigating.

Lol I just saw the measurements on that site.

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Old July 30, 2017   #23
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Next question is local price on comparable product, and how yours is better/worse?

Beings as you prob don't have comps., I would start it at the market at 10 holding there if yours are hitting early, and be willing to do a drop if needed after other Mums come out, IF there is a price point far below yours and yours are not selling.

Make the most of your strong points, pesticides, small grower pays more attention, etc..
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Cole, one-gallon is not big enough if you want a substantial plant that won't need water twice a day. Of course, some growers put one cutting in a 6" pot for "table top" mums. A royal pain to keep watered in a hot summer/fall.
Make sure you all check to see if you need 3 cuttings per pot, or if your variety is bred to branch and will need just one cutting.
We used 2 different suppliers from mums in the past. Probably sold around 500 per year at the garden center. Both grew in 2 gallon pots. This was key for us to keep them watered.
We paid $4 and change for a 2-gallon, and retailed for $7.99 or 3/22 if I remember the 3-for price correctly.
The lighter/pastel colors fade the worst after opening. The lighter they are to start, the quicker they wash out. Go with the strong/deep colors. I would avoid pom-pomp types.
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Got all mine done yesterday. I think I'm gonna shoot for $7 each and 3 for 20. I decided to go with the fertilizer schedule Ball reccommeded as my plug guy also follows it. I was able to fill exactly 25 8×5 mum pans per 2.8 cu ft bag of mix. Got all the broccoli plugs done too and ended up with 325 in sheet-pots. Planning to go 3 rows spaced 10' in a 30 inch bed.
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Do markets charge tax? (7.99 vs. 8 even)

If they do, it is shameful. Can't remember from the last time I went.
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We dont but some bigger farms do. They have a cash register and its just like buying at the store.
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Got all mine done yesterday. I think I'm gonna shoot for $7 each and 3 for 20. I decided to go with the fertilizer schedule Ball reccommeded as my plug guy also follows it. I was able to fill exactly 25 8×5 mum pans per 2.8 cu ft bag of mix. Got all the broccoli plugs done too and ended up with 325 in sheet-pots. Planning to go 3 rows spaced 10' in a 30 inch bed.
You were busy!!!

What are "sheet-pots"?
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Well my son Nathan did a lot of the work as well. Nice to have free labor when your trying to be a farmer

Sheet pots are literally pots in sheet form so you can fill them all at the same time w/o wasting dirt/time. They tear apart easily.
http://www.landmarkplastic.com/ProductView/118/33/124
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Thank you. That what is what I thought, but wanted to be sure.
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