ABOUT - FLOWER GEEKS GUIDE TO SAVING MONEY
How to get better Eastern Market Flower Day Prices. Big Money Saving Tips! Just one of these simple tips
could save you $100 this year alone. (Jump straight to Tips below at anytime.)
USING TIP 9 ALONE COULD EASILY SAVE YOU 50-80%!
Paying high prices for garden flowering plants can become a thing of the past.
The methods shared here will take the guess work out of how to get the best bedding plant flower deals during the annual flower day at the eastern market.
STARTING FROM SEED VS BUYING
Bedding plants can be grown a lot easier and cheaper than you think. This also expands your selections of beautiful plans and flowers not available at you local eastern markets or garden centers. Grow a full flat of 48 plants for only $2.00!
HOW? SEEDS ARE CHEAP
Seeds vs Buy Flats, or Full Grown Plant?
Seeds cost appx .02 each. Seedlings purchased at a nursery about 1.00 each. A full grown 4” potted flower can cost $4.00.
Plants How Much Can You Save?
Did you know that a mere, $5.00 in seeds can translates into hundreds of dollars in fully grown garden plants?
Go ahead and just test some seeds this year; get any old container, drop in a couple of seeds in, it’ll be fun. Plus, you’ll see how easy it really is. You can start in Feb, Mar, or April in northern states and practically anytime in southern states.
You will learn about this absolutely fantastic annual product. The big surprise? These special PLUG CULTURE flats contain 50 to 700 ready to plant annual seedlings. (Jump straight to TIP 12 anytime you like)
GERMINATION - EASY AS 1-2-3
It takes little effort to germinate seeds. More importantly, it can be fun. I recently started my garden indoors:
I grabbed one of those empty clear plastic egg containers I kept after using all the eggs—these things are miniature greenhouses.
I fill the twelve cells of an old plastic fruit container with soil,
inserted some collard seed,
added a little water–spray & mist the soil every few days—just make sure the soil doesn’t totally dry out.
You don’t need to watch the seeds every day or several times a day.
Light does not become relevant until seedlings break through the soil,
then move your homemade container greenhouse to a lighted window sill or provide artificial lighting.
Oh yes, fluorescent lighting: you need one cool white 6500K and one warm white 2200K tubes. Don’t waster hundreds on all the expensive grower kits. Just visit your local hardware store.
FROST DANGER TO PLANTS? Solution? Sprinklers–I observed how farmers with acres of open fields full of garden plants they simply used a special protective cloth to cover their gardening plants.
I noticed them using sprinklers to wash the frost right off the garden plants—must be done just before sunrise and the outdoor plants do not get damaged from frost. You see, it is not the frost that dam- ages the leaves, it is the reaction of sunlight combined with the freezing that causes the frost damage.
Wash off the frost before sunrise and...presto no frost damage.
This Tip works on flowers and vegetable plants also.
In the future, you need not panic at a frost alert warning.
Don’t lose all your flowers, you can do the same thing at home, just use your hose to wash off any frost off all your garden and plants in one easy spray of the hose before sunrise.