- Only members in good standing (paid dues for the current year) may sell plants. The seller specifies the prices of the plants they’re selling – prices to be in $0.50 increments minimum, but whole dollar amounts are strongly encouraged.
- Only plants propagated or grown by club members may be sold. The “resale” of plants is not allowed by the Hobby Greenhouse Club North Carolina state license.
- Plants should be delivered and in place the day prior to the sale (Thursday).
- If selling a bare rooted plant, provide containers such as plastic bags.
- All plants must be well established and disease and insect free.
- All plants must be properly identified with two (2) labels, as shown below.
- Plants should be watered and checked each day.
- Please remove unsold plants as soon as possible after the sale ends, but no later than the day after the sale ends.
- You will need a set of plastic tags to label each plant. The club sells these at meetings (50 tags for $2). You can also find these online or make your own from things like white Clorox-type bottles, vinyl window blinds, etc. No popsicle sticks or tags made of paper that might disintegrate in wet conditions.
- Please use a permanent marker (e.g., Sharpie) to write on the tags.
- Each plant will need 2 tags (see below for details).
Tag 1: Price and seller ID number.
- Please print clearly or you may not be credited for the plant you’ve sold.
- If you use a dollar sign ($) in front of your price, please make sure it will not be confused for a seller number.
- If you want full proceeds from the plant to go the club, you can use “C” instead of your seller number.
- At the checkout, HGC volunteers will pull this tag to tally up the sale and keep a record of what was sold.
- If you’re unsure of your seller number, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tag 2: Common name and Botanical name (if known) of the plant.
- You can also include info on how to care for the plant or additional tips.
- The buyer will keep this tag.