Hypothetical tree seedlings business: what species?
I'm toying with the idea of selling excess tree and shrub seedlings on Craigslist for a few bucks each. See, I love to plant tree seeds; I can't resist grabbing a handful of nuts or berries when I see them. I'll save the best one or two for my yard, but then I'm stumped with what to do with the rest. I feel bad killing them, so I pawn them off to friends, family, coworkers, etc. However, I'm thinking that if I purposely grew a few select varieties specifically for sale, I could make some extra cash on the side.
What varieties of seed-propagated trees and shrubs do you think would be most marketable in the Twin Cities area on Craigslist or maybe at a local farmer's market? I have 100 hybrid chestnut seedlings I'll need to get rid of next spring, so that's already on the table. They grew so well, I want to order more nuts this fall! Think there's a market for them? My Russian walnuts, buartnuts and hybrid hazels are also looking really good. I'm practicing my grafting technique, but still don't feel comfortable selling grafted plants yet. Thanks!