seedling sale success

well, our new raised beds (made last fall) are now almost full with seedlings. this is a photo just after putting the tomato seedlings in.

it’s almost full now, but there are a few empty spots and i’m not sure yet what i’ll plant there. i’ll probably have a look through the garden store next time i visit. i’ll share the “after” photo of the raised beds another time.

today, my daughter took our extra seedlings and sold them. there were organic and/or heirloom varieties of basil, tomatoes, cucumbers, chives, lettuce, carrots and radishes. the basil was by far the best seller! she set up a table outside, made a sign, and along with the help of a friend, they raised over $55. all of the proceeds will go to the wwf (no, not wrestling, dear children of the ’80s).

she and her friends have had various fundraising events this year (things like bake sales, craft sales) and have donated over $200 so far. it has been an education, for sure — learning about marketing, pricing strategies, teamwork, communication… i’m not sure what their next initiative will be, but the seedling sale was a success. i think the gorgeous day and timing of it all (people out and about, wanting to work in their gardens) helped.

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6 Responses to seedling sale success

  1. Julie says:

    When did you plant your seeds? I tried basil for the first time but they’re super tiny! Beautiful raised beds BTW.

  2. Jess says:

    I’m so proud of J :) Great job!

  3. Ann says:

    So nice – what a great project your daughter and her friends have taken on!

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