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Re: Starting a nursery

There are too many questions to be answered first as to how many plants of a 
particular variety you should order. How much do you have room for and how 
much can you reasonably expect to care for? How many other varieties will you 
have? How will you advertise? How large is your mailing list... Your " sphere of 
influence"? Can you market this plant so that lots of people will have to have 
it? Will you do public presentations or must your customer buy from a photo? 
Who is your target customer and how often will you reach him/her?
My gut reaction is that 6 plants would not be enough and are too expensive 
that way. It's also true that just when you are sure you know which plant is 
going to be the winner that year the public proves you wrong and wants the one 
you only have 6 of! I think the smallest number I ever buy is 12 of one kind but 
usually it is 25 (bareroot) or 36 or 72 plugs/liners. This may not apply to 
you as I suspect your customer base will be more sophisticated than mine. And 
of course I don't know about mail order so actually my opinion prob doesn't 
matter! Well, you got it anyway. Kathyz5

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