Anything I don't have that's interesting and/or with location data
DragonsEye wrote: ↑Fri Nov 25, 2022 3:37 am The quickest way is to "flip" them. If you can find someone who has decent sized plants they are willing to sell whole sale, you can see what lot sizes they are willing to do. After buying whatever lot fits your budget, you then mark the price per plant up and sell them to make a profit. This is how your typical retail store (supermarkets, bbs's, clothing stores, etc.) function. This requires you have an exploitable market and you will have to be prepared to care for any plants that don't sell. Choose product poorly or misjudge your market(s) and you could be stuck with a large number of plants.I will think on that. I don't really have room for tons of the same plant though
You could also look at being a distributor for a nursery. Some nurseries don't want to deal with retail or, if the nursery is in a different country, doesn't feel it would be worthwhile to set up a store in the US. Sometimes such places will be open to using a distributor to handle that aspect of the market.
Sundews69 wrote: ↑Fri Nov 25, 2022 1:44 pmMost rewards come from work invested.
Intheswamp wrote: ↑Fri Nov 25, 2022 2:42 pmI have mostly sundews so when I get home I will try to set up a propagation area. Then once I get my VFTs, I'll try keiki paste stuff on them.Sundews69 wrote: ↑Fri Nov 25, 2022 1:44 pmMost rewards come from work invested.
Without jumping into tissue culture I would think leaf pullings would be the next fastest propagation method, or maybe what Camden D mentioned, keiki paste (I have no idea what that is) and shoot for some divisions.
Maybe what you should do is tread lightly in the flytrap arena, growing some nice medium sized plants for a premium price or maybe pots of multiple small, baby plants...say a half dozen small plants in a four inch pot. Let something like sundews be the bulk of your offering, which are faster growing plants and easy to propagate (most species) by leaf cuttings. Get yourself established as the "Sundew Grower" with premium traps as a sideline. Just thinking outside the pot, here.
The big question... Are you aiming for a local clientele, primarily? Places such as craft fairs, seasonal festivals, farmers markets, etc., or are you wanting to do this online only?
Intheswamp wrote: ↑Fri Nov 25, 2022 3:10 pm I would wager that *no one* buys anything they need at events mentioned...the people come to the events with maybe something in there minds that they *want*, but nothing that they need. Have fun, but again...rewards=work.I am one of the unusual ones I go to fairs and festivals because they are some of the only places I can get stuff that I actually need not just simply want. Of course I go for the enjoyment aspect too. It's not to say I don't leave with a bunch of stuff I just simply wanted and don't need.
Awesome, thank you!
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