This will be the 27th year of growing plants, and I figured it out we have been selling plants for 31 years. Where did that time go? Sounds like a long time. When we reopened Larry's Garage in 1984, I went to a marketing class. They said become diversified, which I thought I like plants, why not sell garden plants. We had friends that had a greenhouse in Rockwell, that grew the plants and we sold them. That was the start.
Also at that time, because we are located in the corner of 4 counties, 4 school districts, the best way of marketing was a newsletter. Dougherty is located in the extreme south east corner of the county.( that was how Dougherty was explained on a newscast) .So since then I have been writing newsletters. The very first ones were mailed out, but last week I mailed out postcards and that total was 1800. Might be too expensive for all to get a newsletter. You will get one whenever you come to the greenhouse. I write one for every month.
Almost have the current plants transplanted. That is my goal to have them done before Friday. I worked very hard this weekend to get more planted. Marianne coming today, we can hit the rest of them. I have to purchase more web trays( trays that the plants go into) So that means we are growing more than last year. That will be awesome for your selection of garden plants.
Looking at writing the newsletters, this was my first step in providing what I am promoting this year as our "LEARNING GARDENING." Many things I do, I want to help you learn about gardening. We just don't grow the plants, but there is knowledge here how to use them if you have any questions.
I need your help. What information would you like to see and know from the newsletters? I have some ideas, but what questions and information do you want to know? Write in comments, answer in Facebook, call me. Just let me know....thanks... till next time, this is Becky Litterer from Becky's Greenhouse, Dougherty, Iowa