Monday, May 17, 2010

Farmer's market - fun in the sun!

Our second Saturday at the Kootenai County Farmer's Market was a success....and the sun was actually shining this time. As you can see, I had lots of help...pictured at Mostly Sunny's booth # 29 (from left to right) is my oldest daughter Brittany, my granddaughter Abby, and of course daughter Meghan...aka Daisy Girl. I was very lucky to have all the help... we got so busy that daughter Brittany had to make a trip back to the greenhouse for more plants. Seems like everyone was looking for basil and while I had lots of it at the start of the market we sold out in less than an hour (note to self for next year; grow hundreds of basil plants). Other popular items were celery, Cherokee Purple tomatoes, (thanks Thomas!) broccoli, peppers, cucumbers, cabbage, and cauliflower. Lots of customers commented on the fact that our plants were very healthy and they liked our environmentally friendly pots.

Daughter Brittany is in the process of making me a sign for our Mostly Sunny business. The pic to the left is what it looks like so far....soon she will add the sun's rays and other finishing touches. I can't wait to see the finished product....she is very artistically blessed!

I have been so busy with the market that I haven't posted anything on what's growing in the garden...I hope to do that later this week...but until then...Happy gardening!

7 comments:

  1. Good work! That's great that you're doing so well. I'm not sure if you can answer this, but does basil do better in a certain quality of soil? Mine hasn't grown in 3 weeks and I just don't know why...

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  2. Dietplaid: I know that basil can take a week or two to germinate depending on the temps...even as a growing plant it is fussy about temps...as for soil,I just make sure it drains well...have you tried some fertilizer? I like to use fish emulsion.

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  3. That's so great! We're actually planning on putting up a greenhouse later this summer so we can do more starts. Our city is impossible though, so I doubt I'd ever be able to sell the starts legitimately at a farmer's market.

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  4. Thanks Rachel....too bad there are so many regulations sometimes : )

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  5. Fantastic! I'm so glad it's going well for you. I was rooting for ya!

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