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How to Start a Plant Trade with Your Friends

There’s so much joy in sharing something that you love with other people. Whether it’s your favorite new album, a band t-shirt, or even home-cooked food, there’s nothing quite like giving something you love to another human being and getting the same in return. In the plant world, this process is known as a plant trade. A plant trade is when you share plants with friends and acquaintances who are also interested in plants. It’s not about selling them (although many people do charge for their plants because they spend so much time growing them.) But it’s more about sharing beauty with others who appreciate the same things you do. Read on to learn more…


What’s the point of a plant trade?

If you love plants, then you’re probably familiar with the phrase “Bloom where you’re planted.” It’s a powerful message that applies to so many aspects of life. And it’s the same when it comes to plant trading. A plant trade is a way for you to share your plants with other people, and for them to share their plants with you. It’s a way for you to expand your plant collection, and for other plant lovers to do the same. And it’s a great way to meet new people who have similar interests. Beyond that, a plant trade is a great way to get your foot in the door when you’re just getting started in the world of plants. When you share plants with others, you’re not only giving them something that they love, but you’re also getting something in return. In that way, it’s a great way to get plants for free. Plants for trade


How to start your own plant trade

First, decide what kind of plants you want to focus on. Do you want to grow edibles, flowering plants, or houseplants? Or maybe a mix of all three? As long as you know what you want to focus on and why, you should be able to find people to trade with. After that, you’ll want to consider setting up an event where you can meet up with other people who are also interested in plant trading. If you have a garden club, for example, you can add a section about plant trading to your next meeting agenda. Or if you don’t have a local gardening club, you can always try posting in online gardening forums. You can also check Meetup or even Craigslist to find events and groups near you where you can start a plant trade.


Finding people to join your plant trade

Once you decide to start a plant trade, you’ll want to start finding people to trade with. There are a few different ways to do this. First, you could reach out to your friends and family members who are also interested in plants. Let them know that you’re starting a plant trade and ask them if they’d like to join. You could also try reaching out to people who don’t know anything about gardening. This group of people might be especially interested in joining your plant trade because they have no idea how to start their own garden. Beyond that, you can also try reaching out to local nurseries, garden stores, and plant shops. They might be interested in starting a plant trade with you, too.


6 plants for great plant trades

When you’re picking out plants to trade with others, keep a few things in mind. You want to pick plants that have a small growing space and grow quickly. That way, you don’t end up spending too much time growing plants for other people for very long. Also, try to pick plants that aren’t extremely common or easy to find. That way, the plants you trade will be special to your trading partners because they don’t see them everywhere. Here are a few plants that are perfect for plant trading: – Edible plants: Tomatoes, strawberries, peppers, basil, lettuce, etc. – Buzzworthy houseplants: Snake plant, aloe vera, dumb cane, English ivy, dragon tree, prayer plant, parlor palm – Cute and unusual plants: Orchids, tillandsia, air plants, cacti, succulents, Bromeliads – Tropical plants: Oranges, avocados, mangos, papayas, passion fruit, bananas, coffee – Critters: Frogs, turtles, crickets, snails, bees, wasps, spiders


The Bottom Line

A plant trade is a great way to meet new people and share your love of gardening with others. You can start your own plant trade by focusing on certain types of plants, reaching out to friends, and finding people to trade with at local events. If you love gardening, you should try starting a plant trade with your friends and family. Not only will it allow you to expand your own plant collection, but it will allow you to share your love of gardening

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