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Topic by countrygal posted 10-22-2012 08:53 AM 1914 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-22-2012 08:53 AM

Just trying to compose a list of annuals that folks seem to be in the market for each year.Next Spring I will be holding plant sales,and would like to grow the most popular plants.Wave petunias,Impatiens and Tomato plants are at the top of the list.So any ideas other than these?Thanks

-- Southwestern Ontario Canada Zone5b

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hardiness zone 5b

10-22-2012 12:38 PM

peppers is the other thing that I would look for.
Personally I would also look for marigolds (if I wasn’t going to start them myself) and nasturtiums would be the other two for me.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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hardiness zone 5b

10-22-2012 03:17 PM

I will often buy annual herbs from our local greenhouse because I only want one or two plants and so it is easier to buy those herbs rather than grow them myself from seed. Most often I buy rosemary and chamomile but you could include other favorite herbs like basil, sage, fennel, marjoram, oregano and tarragon.

How about young onion plants? I wonder if there would be a market for young onion plant that are big enough to transplant into the garden successfully. I ordered a bunch this spring and had excellent results but I had to buy quite a few plants before it was worth the shipping cost. If our local greenhouse sold transplant-ready onion plants, I would definitely buy them.

Good luck with your venture and let us know how it turns out.

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10-23-2012 06:46 AM

I suggest….
alysium (blue and whaite)
If you have the set-up for starting seeds very early, dahlias from seed.

If I think of more I’ll come back and add them. I hope you’ll keeps us updated on your adventure.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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10-25-2012 07:44 AM

Thanks for the input.Yes herbs,peppers,and I can also do onion plants.Now Dahlias, I had forgotten about,so they are on the list also.I have the set-up just want to make sure I include what people always want.This is a great start.I have an order already for 200 Wave Petunias,they have bought from me before,(golf course) .At a buck a plant in a 4 inch pot,well developed,they say they cannot do better anywhere. Thanks again, any more ideas would be welcomed.

-- Southwestern Ontario Canada Zone5b

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hardiness zone 7b

11-13-2012 06:09 PM

I always buy petunias. Sometimes, since my climate is warm, they will reseed but usually they don’t so I buy them. Petunias perk up any area.

Every year I plant squash plants in my garden. I usually don’t start my own seeds for squash because it’s so much easier to buy plants.

-- The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet

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