Selling plants for fundraising

(6 Posts)
Gallopingthundercunt Thu 11-Aug-16 08:06:52

Both DH and I are involved with a scout group and one of our ongoing problems (not at all surprisingly) is fundraising. We hold several events throughout the year and are generally well supported by a fairly well off community.

DH has suggested that we could perhaps sell plants as an extra at one of our usual events, which strikes me as a brilliant idea. So what I'm after is minimum financial input for maximum gain wink

I suppose the logical thing would be to have the younger kids pot up sunflowers or tomatoes and trust that people would pay 50p or so, on the basis it was for charity. However I got to wondering if there was anything more sophisticated that may sell particularly well?

I have a small army of volunteers so space and actual manpower isn't too much of an issue (within reason!)
We also hold this event two or three times a year with our next one being in October, so ideas for all seasons would be extremely welcome smile

cosmicglittergirl Thu 11-Aug-16 08:10:47

Herbs I'd say. Rosemary amd mint should be easy to do from stem propergation. Lavender too.

Ragwort Thu 11-Aug-16 08:15:20

In my experience as a fund raiser (but not a gardener grin) plant sales always do really well, what about geraniums - easy to propogate (I believe) and people always love buying them.

JT05 Thu 11-Aug-16 08:32:29

If you are planning to do this regularly, let the parents/ grandparents know well in advance so that they can contribute by potting up self sown seedlings and taking cuttings.

Penstemon and pinks are easy cuttings, done now for next year.

It's a lovely idea.

MadSprocker Thu 11-Aug-16 13:53:06

How about ready potted bulbs? You can buy sacks of cheap daffodils, particularly if children want to buy their own grin

Perhaps they could paint terracotta pots too.

daisygirlmac Thu 11-Aug-16 13:56:36

If your next one is October what about bulbs in indoor pots for Christmas flowering like hyacinths? I bet they would sell well as gifts.

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