plant sellers - where do you get supplies (pots, bands, soil)

birdgardner(NJ/ 6b)January 28, 2005

I'm looking to sell starter plants - so cell packs, bands, what do you use? and where do you get them? I've looked at a couple band suppliers - shipping adds close to 50% to the cost. Is that typical?


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In my experience, yes. We go and pick it up now. For a while we could get a bulk deal from a local garden cneter and that was cheaper then mail order...

    Bookmark   January 28, 2005 at 1:25PM
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I don't know where in NJ you are but Griffin Greenhouse Supplies has two locations in NJ, Bridgeton and Ewing for commercial growers. You should come up with some sort of business name and get some business cards printed up. That's about all you need. You would have to buy inserts and trays etc. in full cases of 100. Soil mix whatever you need. There's a minimum for delivery but not for pickup.

Here is a link that might be useful: Griffins

    Bookmark   January 28, 2005 at 2:07PM
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If you are serious and you want to go "wholesale", try these companies for seed starting supplies. Some deal with smaller companies, some not:

Fred C. Gloeckner Company, Inc.
600 Mamaroneck Avenue
Harrison, NY 10528

G.S. Grimes Seeds
P.O. Box 640
Concord, OH 44077 0640

Park Seed Wholesale
Cokesbury Road
Greenwood, SC 29647

VaughanÂs Seed Co.
5300 Katrine Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515

A.H. Hummert Seed Co.
2746 Chouteau Ave.
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

Griffin Greenhouse & Nursery Supplies, Inc.
1619 Main Street
Tewksbury, MA 01876
Tel: (978) 851-4346
Fax: (978) 851-0012

Phone 1: 1-800-523-8972 (Eastern Sales)
Phone 2: 1-800-367-7687 (Western Sales)
1415 Orchard Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201
534 W. Struck Avenue, Orange, CA 92867
2515 N.E. Orchard Avenue, McMinnville, OR 97128
2050 Avenue A, Kissimmee, FL 34758

P.o. Box 24966
Rochester, NY 14624-0966
Phone: 585/295-3600
Fax: 585/295-3609

121 Gary Road
Hodges, SC 29653
Phone: 864/227-5117
Fax: 864/227-5108

Henry F. Michell Company
PO Box 60160
2225 W Church Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406-0160

Grimes Seeds
11335 Concord-Hambden Road
Painesville, Ohio 44077
1-800-241-SEED (7333)
1-440-352-1800 (fax)


    Bookmark   January 28, 2005 at 2:13PM
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I've bought from Griffins in Ewing and found their prices for cell packs and trays to be pretty good. It's only a half hour from my house so it's also pretty convenient.


    Bookmark   January 28, 2005 at 7:38PM
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djk_sj(z7 NJ)

Also, Penn State Seed on rt 206 near Mt. Holly

Here is a link that might be useful: Penn State Seed

    Bookmark   February 2, 2005 at 4:54AM
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