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27/05/2012 at 20:29

I have two different sizes of tomato plant to sell at my local primary school and can't make up my mind how much I should charge. Advice would be welcome. I (hopefully) will post pics of them below. The large toms stand about 40cm above the pot and have their first flowers formed. The little toms stand 20cm above the pot. They are all cherry toms and I have about 30 of each to sell. I will also be selling house plants mainly succulents, africian violets and dragon trees. What do you think?

 

 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/8062.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 large tom

 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/8063.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 little tom

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/8064.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 little and large

 

Thanks for looking and your opinions!

27/05/2012 at 21:11

I sold some excess tomato plants at 3 for a £1 just by putting a sign up in the garden-people seemed happy to pay that-it covered the cost of the seed,pots,compost etc with a bit left over for the money box-does that sound a fair price?

27/05/2012 at 22:05

Hi Sotongeoff, I'll be selling them individually - I was thinking 40p / 50p each (in aid of school) too much?

27/05/2012 at 22:13

You could always sell them 40/50p each or 3 for a £1, everyone likes  a bargin

 

28/05/2012 at 08:20

Daintiness-people are likely to want more than one-I think you may be pleasantly surprised-do as Zoomer says- think- what would Lord Sugar do?

28/05/2012 at 11:48

Ok you're hired! Lady Daintiness is off to make "loadsamoney"  I'll let you know how I get on. Thanks!

28/05/2012 at 12:50

I'd go 50p for the big ones and 3 for £1 for the little ones if you have sufficient. If you haven't got enough sell them all at 50p. You are there to raise funds - nobody will object to a fair price!

28/05/2012 at 23:26

Sold them all for 50p each! Lots of staff bought before the sale actually started. Haven't totalled up my profit yet but will let you know how I got on. The children really enjoyed it and called out their wares like market stall holders.

Now, back to getting our olympic/jubliee plants ready for planting up after half term...

29/05/2012 at 09:33

Well done -have a STAR

(Of course you may have under-priced them or should have grown more that is what LS would have advised-who are you bring back into the boardroom?)

29/05/2012 at 09:38

well done!  i sold my excess in front garden.. as i do with all my plants.. for 25p each..

29/05/2012 at 09:40

yes selling out.. i had to plant some more runner beans as sold all extra ones and had people wanting more... so i planted up extra 20 for them at 25p each and htey went... very fast.. only cost me compost.. so not worried.. as they bought some flowers plants at same time..

i ahve to say i sold £52 worth of plants in last 3 days.. amazed.. everyone is starting to think about their tubs and summer colour.. amazing what a little sunshine will do. and they are all 3 for £1.50 or the larger perennials are £1.00 each.. so all plants have nearly gone.. so not so much to water now

29/05/2012 at 09:41

Very well done! Have to say they look nice strong plants for 50p!

30/05/2012 at 23:03

Well, you are all hired! I made £51.47 at my sale on Monday. I am thrilled! I was asked for more veg  plants so next year I will do a lot more veg - chillis, courgettes and runner beans were the most popular requests.

More room in the green house now!

Also thinking what I'll spend the money on for school! Any thoughts - I don't just want it to disappear to the mundane - compost and the like. Any ideas?

30/05/2012 at 23:09

Did you see the thread on the hazel domes? I think it would be great to teach the children how to make them.

30/05/2012 at 23:12

No I didn't. I'll look for it and I would have room for one in our small wildlife area - nice idea. Thanks.

30/05/2012 at 23:18

Looked - can't find the hazel thread. Could you tell me which forum topic it is under or post a link Kate? Thanks

30/05/2012 at 23:27
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