Regular readers will know that my growing passion is propagating perennials. I use to grow lots of vegetables and then I bought 'Portugal' my plastic covered and metal hooped polytunnel.
Within one season nearly half of my veg plot became a plant nursery. I seem to find myself making new plants and potting them up every week. Every day even!
I sell them at car boot sales and to the odd neighbour. My prices are incredibly cheap: a Euro for a small plant and two Euros for a large plant.
Propagating plants is like farming. You never put the price of your time and labour into the price of your product.
If it pays for a few cans of Guinness or some cheap compost from the local German garden centre and beer providers I am happy. I would gladly barter too. Or swap plants for different kinds of plants that I haven't got.
Yesterday I decided to have a look around a local market. It's made up of market stall holders and car booters. You can buy artisan food, work clothes, bric a brac and even plants.
I checked out the plant prices. Some of them were 6 Euros each. Perhaps I have been selling my plants too cheap?
Here's some of my ever increasing perennials collection:
When the powers that be in Dublin allow carboot sales to recommence. I think I might have to put up my prices. Can you sell something too cheap? Especially when it's your hobby or a labour of love?