Tomatoville® Gardening Forums


Notices

Discuss your tips, tricks and experiences growing and selling vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants and herbs.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old July 22, 2017   #436
PhilaGardener
Tomatovillian™
 
PhilaGardener's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Near Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 1,328
Default

Great lead! Anyone looking at those plants knows they are in fabulous shape.
PhilaGardener is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 22, 2017   #437
MissS
Tomatovillian™
 
MissS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Posts: 2,481
Default

They are beautiful plants. The landscaper was lucky to find them. Hopefully he will be interested in any others that you might still have growing and want to do business with you in the future.
__________________
HOOPER ~ aka Patti
Zone 5
MissS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 23, 2017   #438
Cole_Robbie
Tomatovillian™
 
Cole_Robbie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Illinois, zone 6
Posts: 7,248
Default

Thanks, everyone, for the encouragement. I had noticed other local greenhouses sitting empty and wondered if I was doing something foolish by trying to keep growing plants into the summer. It is possible, just more challenging. But if I am the only one doing it, then the plants should be easy to sell.

I guess it's time to order some mum plugs. I have never tried growing them before. We shall see how it goes.
Cole_Robbie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 23, 2017   #439
MissS
Tomatovillian™
 
MissS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Posts: 2,481
Default

Ornamental Cabbage might work for you too for a late season item.
__________________
HOOPER ~ aka Patti
Zone 5
MissS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 23, 2017   #440
Cole_Robbie
Tomatovillian™
 
Cole_Robbie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Illinois, zone 6
Posts: 7,248
Default

Thanks. Johnny's has some unique ornamental kale, too.
Cole_Robbie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 28, 2017   #441
Cole_Robbie
Tomatovillian™
 
Cole_Robbie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Illinois, zone 6
Posts: 7,248
Default

A few greenhouse pics. Market is tomorrow, so hopefully I will be saying goodbye to most of these plants soon.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Resized_20170728_145732222222222222222.jpg (620.9 KB, 101 views)
File Type: jpg Resized_20170728_145803222222222.jpg (523.3 KB, 101 views)
File Type: jpg 20170728_14583822222222222.jpg (370.8 KB, 101 views)
Cole_Robbie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 28, 2017   #442
imp
Tomatovillian™
 
imp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Texas Tigger Shark on the prowl
Posts: 2,939
Default

Oh, so lovely and healthy looking! Great colors, too.

Best of luck tomorrow.
imp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 28, 2017   #443
Salsacharley
Tomatovillian™
 
Salsacharley's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 1,500
Default

You are kickin behinnie.
Salsacharley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 28, 2017   #444
efisakov
Tomatovillian™
 
efisakov's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: NJ, zone 7
Posts: 2,989
Default

What an unexpected sunflower color. Is it pink?
__________________
Ella

God comes along and says, "I think I'm going to create THE tomato!”
efisakov is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 29, 2017   #445
Cole_Robbie
Tomatovillian™
 
Cole_Robbie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Illinois, zone 6
Posts: 7,248
Default

Thanks. And yes, I believe the pink one is Double Dandy.

Here are pics of the table this morning. My landscaping customer came back and bought all my zinnias and marigolds again. He was looking for me. This time he had me give him my phone number.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20170729_08080522222222222222.jpg (362.1 KB, 81 views)
File Type: jpg Resized_20170729_080824222222222222.jpg (384.6 KB, 81 views)
Cole_Robbie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 29, 2017   #446
My Foot Smells
Tomatovillian™
 
My Foot Smells's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Pulaski County, Arkansas
Posts: 1,200
Default

awesome. i don't know how old you are, but you should open up your own nursery. You would run everyone out of business.
My Foot Smells is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 29, 2017   #447
bower
Tomatovillian™
 
bower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Newfoundland, Canada
Posts: 4,267
Default

Cole, I believe you're growing the flowers from seed as well? There is a market at the moment for ornamentals that are grown without neonics - systemic pesticide widely used in the industry which has been found harmful to bees. The big box stores that decided to respond to the issue are 'phasing out' neonics - Home Depot for example is supposed to have them phased out by 2018 iirc. That kind of leaves some people in a limbo, not sure if it's safe to buy flowers here there or anywhere. My mom, for example, is in process of re-landscaping the front of her house, and would have picked up a bunch of stuff including annuals to pop in for a temporary cover, but for the neonics issue. If growing from plugs it is iffy because many suppliers still use the systemics and so they're already full of it when you get them. But if yours are from seed and untreated, you should definitely bill as 'neonics free' or 'pesticide free'. There may be more people interested than you think.
bower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 29, 2017   #448
Cole_Robbie
Tomatovillian™
 
Cole_Robbie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Illinois, zone 6
Posts: 7,248
Default

Thanks, both of you. And Bower, that is a good point about being bee-friendly. I actually have a honey bee hive just outside the greenhouse, and I see bees on my flowers quite often.
Cole_Robbie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 29, 2017   #449
imp
Tomatovillian™
 
imp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Texas Tigger Shark on the prowl
Posts: 2,939
Default

What a good day for you! How did the sunflowers sell?

Glad the landscaper came back, maybe you can do a big order for him, or three. And, you get the extra of feeding your bees, too.
imp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 29, 2017   #450
bower
Tomatovillian™
 
bower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Newfoundland, Canada
Posts: 4,267
Default

If I was a bee, I'd be on your flowers Cole! They really are gorgeous.
bower is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:26 AM.


★ Tomatoville® is a registered trademark of Commerce Holdings, LLC ★ All Content ©2017 Commerce Holdings, LLC ★