If you haven’t been over to my nursery website recently, well… I suppose this is the announcement.
We are closed!
I realized that trying to write books, create YouTube videos, guest post, put up 5 posts a week here, write magazine articles and do interviews… and run a nursery… is just too much. And now I’ve got a contract for two more books I need to deliver to my publisher within the next few months.
Let me express my heartfelt thanks to all of you who stopped by my booth at various plant shows, said “hi” at the 326 Community Market or bought from me and talked plants at the Gainesville Union Street Farmer’s Market.
The nursery was fun and was running a decent profit, so I hate to let it go; yet my writing is reaching a wide audience, so I do take joy from that. The biggest reason I started the nursery was to get rare edibles and perennial vegetables into the hands of local folks. No one was doing it locally, with the exception of the Edible Plant Project and they’re not the easiest to buy from.
I hope someone else will open a rare edible plant nursery before too long. Maybe one of you reading this today. That part bothers me quite a bit since I regularly write about cool plants… that are almost impossible to find.
One thing I didn’t realize when I started was how much the government wants to be a part of everything you do. There are inspections for pests and invasive plants, a license required to be legal (and they’ll look for your license with random farmer’s market inspections!), requirements for shipping plants, sales tax forms and bills, annual incorporation fees…
Oh well. I don’t miss that part of it. And we’re a relatively free state compared to some.
Anyhow, stay tuned for future updates. I’ve got some very exciting announcements coming soon.