Plant Sale Guidelines & Criteria
To those of you who have experience with conducting a plant "sale" - do you have some suggestions for guidelines (or perhaps some guidelines already in place) that you can share for our group as we move forward.
Here's what I'm trying to eliminate:
- last minute (pull plants off my shelf and bring to the sale with me) kind of contributions that aren't labeled, wicked or potted correctly
- plants that obviously/visibly have BBB, or other pest infestations
- last minute (as in 10 minutes before the sale begins) labeling or pricing
Those are some off the top of my head. I was very pleased overall with how our recent plant sale went. The best part for me was meeting people and sharing our love of the plants. Even as much as I tried to think of everything in advance, I realize that I can't........I also realize that each event is an opportunity to improve over the previous and having more ideas can often help move the improvement at a quicker pace.
(and here's the big but)
The efforts of the people who prepared well in advance and came with their plants labeled and in good condition were diluted by the people who fit the description in my first elimination point. I had to throw plants out before they ever were placed on the table. We clearly need some "criteria and guidelines" for the next plant sale, which we hope to be able to hold in the fall of this year.
I was hoping that many of you more experienced sellers/growers might have something to contribute.
Thanks in advance,