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Old May 3, 2017   #1
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I am "marketing" a garden 6 pack for my greenhouse and farmers market stand. I have a 6 pack basket to fill. I am doing a garden 6 pack, a salsa 6 pack and an herb 6 pack. if you were to have a choice of plants for any of them what would your 6 picks be for the pack?
For the Salsa pack I did a bell pepper
a jalepeno,
a cherry,
a roma,
cilantro
and onions....
would you change that or leave it?
the herbs one is assorted herbs or all basil / 6 varieties
what are your thoughts?
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I would leave it as you wrote. My personal choice for the cherry tomato would be one slightly more acidic than sweet.
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What a neat idea! What's going in the garden one?
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I had a boatload of sungolds... that is what they got.
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the garden one has parsley, cucumbers(3) 2 tomatoes and two peppers or a basil instead of the cukes.
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Sungold is perfect because of its three stages of sweetness. Earlier picked is slightly more acidic. Medium ripeness is pretty equal, and fully ripe is kind of sweet.
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Sounds like you'll sell out!
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I love the idea of a mixed pack 'garden to go'.
I was surprised, one year I had loads of celery seedlings and they didn't sell at all.
Basil is always a big seller, cilantro and parsely do well too but basil beats all.
Peppers, a very easy sell.

Next time I have too many celery, I might try slipping them into a mix.
Let us know how this works out for you.
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Here is one of The trays of the herb 6 pack and one tray of he garden to go 6 pack.
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I'd buy in a heartbeat. Nice!
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thanks. I have my first market in 3 weeks. they should be nice sized for just getting in the garden. our frost date is about may 15th but we really don't even recommend until at least the 21st.
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Bower, this is the 3rd year I have done this. last year wasn't as good as the 1st as the weather was a real factor to getting anything in on time last year. My first market of the year we had a HIGH of 40 that day and a freeze that night. it was awful. but this is the first year I decided to make a "salsa" or herb pack.
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I think it looks like a great idea, especially for those with a small garden or pots! Best of luck and good weather wishes for your market.
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thanks Imp. I came up with this idea from several comments from customers.. " I don't need" 4 or 6 tomatoes or peppers or cukes or whatever it was... they just want one or two to go pick from a plant to eat fresh. not canning or feeding a family. It is amazing to me how many single person or two person households I have as customers. today we planted up more of the herb 6 packs and did basil 6 packs. I have, lemon, lime, african blue, lettuce leaf, sweet, cardinal, globe, cinnamon and I think a couple more varieties... the lemon or lime makes a great substitute for salsa if a person doesn't like cilantro.
I think next year I will do a container gardening pack. maybe with dwarf tomatoes, spacemaster cukes, patio peppers etc.
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Now that's definitely my favorite!
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