• 19Apr
    Categories: Beginner Gardening, Eastern Market Detroit Michiga Comments Off on 7 Step Gardening Guide for Beginners & Kids

    7 Step Gardening Guide for Beginners & Kids

    Tippy Runs all over town…

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    7 Step Organic Gardening Guide

    From a previous story Run Tippy Run, Tippy discovered the health benefits of growing, and eating ORGANIC vegetables. He was determined to spread the word to anyone that will listen. Tippy, began teaching how easy ORGANIC gardening really is. He introduced an Easy 7 Step Gardening Guide for Beginners. This story contain gardening tips for the young beginner gardener and the young at heart older gardener

    All age groups will enjoy the quick-read story-like format.

    The story can serves as a catalysts to a summer of garden activities. A great story combined with indoor-outdoor physical activity.

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    Growing Vegetables

    Growing vegetables is one of the most rewarding activities you can involve yourself in. Pluck right off the vine, and then bite into a fresh big red juicy tomato is a thrill in itself; sprinkling a little salt will greatly enhance the flavor. You will experience a freshness unparalleled found in any grocery store.

    TIP:

    Latest research strongly suggests that soil bacteria can make a person who get their hands dirty, feel happier.

    “You can grow your way to better health!” Tippy says.

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    Grow Your Way to Better Health

    SO, gardening is not only, fun, good exercise, and tasty; we also discover that rich BLACK DIRT has beneficial attributes.

    There are lots of seed and catalog companies; you can find a wide variety of vegetables to suite almost any taste. Be sure to experiment with heirloom (old fashion) varieties of different vegetables.

    TIP:

    There are over 25000 tomato varieties!

    TIP:

    Growing vegetables is one of the most rewarding activities you can involve yourself in. Pluck right off the vine, then bite into a fresh big red juicy tomato is a thrill in itself; sprinkling a little salt will greatly enhance the flavor. You will experience a freshness unparalleled found in any grocery store.

    TIP:

    Latest research strongly suggests that soil bacteria can make a person who get’s their hands dirty, feel happier.

    Growing vegetables is one of the most rewarding activities you can involve yourself in. Pluck right off the vine, then bite into a fresh big red juicy tomato is a thrill in itself; sprinkling a little salt will greatly enhance the flavor. You will experience a freshness unparalleled found in any grocery store.

    TIP:

    Latest research strongly suggests that soil bacteria can make a person who get’s their hands dirty, feel happier.

    “More green, better health! ” Tippy states.

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    Designing Your Garden

    DESIGNING YOUR GARDEN: Start small (100 square feet), look around for a suitable site; shade for cucumbers, full sun for tomatoes. Typically think rectangles; certain shapes make for easy planning, and maintenance.

    TIP: You will improve your design and site selection skills as you gain more experience.

    “The more veggies, the less chance of illness.”

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    Bigger Veggies, Prevent Diabetes

    TYPE OF GARDENS: In addition to planning a garden, here are a few other options…Container garden, raised bed, indoor garden, vertical gardening or simply use a windowsill for raising herbs?

    TIP: A large array of strategically placed flower pots can serve your gardening needs.

    PencilTown rather write stories than do anything else.

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    No Time for Gardening – We Rather Write Stories

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    Citizens use every excuse, so they could write all day.

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    Every excuse from Sir Excuse

    “Gardens now, or doctors later.” Tippy quotes.

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    Doctor or Gardening?

    Write Story about Gardening

    “Hey kid, why not write a story about gardening?”

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    “Can you teach me?” Sir Excuse asks.

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    I Don’t Know Much about Gardening

    “I will teach you everything g-One taught me.”

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    I Will Teach You

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    “Fresh rain makes a healthier plant.”

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    Before a Soft Rain

    “g-One explains why only organic grown food is safe.”

    7 steps for beginner gardeners

    Organic Gardening

    “There are only seven basic steps to gardening.”

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    Seven Steps

    “The seven gardening steps are…”

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    Gardening Seven Steps

    “I will cover ONE STEP at a time.”

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    Gardening Seven Step by Step

    “Get an early start by geminating seeds indoors.”

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    Step One – Germination

    STARTING FROM SEED: Get a 2-3 months head start on the growing season by germinating seeds indoors while it is still cold outdoors. When it is time for planting, you have a jump start by planting seedling plants vs starting from seeds. You can cut your planting by as much as two months.

    TIP: Use fine well aerated growing medium.

    TIP: You can also water seeds from the bottom by soaking in larger tray of water.

    A seed needs three things to grow…

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    What a Seed Needs

    KEEP CONSTANT: It’s easy to start seeds:

    a. Keep at constant 70 Degrees

    b. Hang pair fluorescent lights overhead for 16h/d

    c. Keep soil moist; prevent roots from drying out

    TIP: Use a spray bottle to mist on the soil.

    TIP: 1 Coolwhite, 1 Redlight tube from hardware.

    TIP: Set lights on automatic timer to turn on & off.

    TIP: If seeds get to little light, they will stretch; maintain lights 2-3” above plants.

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    Seedling in 3-6 Weeks

    FAST GROWING: Baby leaves will appear in a couple weeks. A typical tomato plant can grow about an eight of an inch each day.

    What is hardening off?

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    Hardening Off

    ACCLIMATE: A “Hardening off” process will acclimate the young seedlings from their ideal indoor growing conditions, for the more unpredictable harsh outdoor weather. Too much direct sun, can burn the young leaves, cold temperature, and wind, can stunt the growth of the plant, too much water, and plants can suffer root rot, or get washed away.

    TIP: Find a protected area near the house, or place tray under a canopy outside for a 2-4 hours per day. Repeat 7-14 days.

    Can’t I just stick my seedlings in the dirt?

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    Loosen the Soil

    PREPARE SOIL FOR PLANTING: The idea is to create a fine texture, or loose and crumbly soil. Turn the soil, to find, and remove any large rocks, debris, roots, weeds or branches.

    TIP: Healthy loose rich soil is the foundation for healthy plants. The looser the soil, the easier roots move through the dirt. The deeper the roots, the stronger, and bigger the plant.

    All plants need is dirt, and water right?

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    Feed the Plants

    ORGANIC FERTILIZER: Use a fertilizer like cow manure to add nutrients to the soil. Use can also use sheep manure, blood meal, soybean meal etc., depending on what vegetables you plan to grow. And don’t forget to always add generous amounts of organiccompost to maintain soil nutrients levels.

    When the weather gets warm, it’s time to plant.

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    Time to Plant Seedlings

    TRANSPLANT TO THE GARDEN: You’ve maintained your indoor germination chamber, with seedlings getting taller, and roots rapidly expanding to fill the tray, after about 6-10 weeks, you have hardened the young plants off, enriched the soil, it is time to plant those seedlings into the garden. Carefully remove and plant into the dirt one at a time. About 12-24 inches apart to give each other room to expand.

    TIP: Pre-water the hole with a fertilizer solution to provide immediate moisture, and nutrients to the plants rooting system for a good start in the new garden, and reduce transplant shock.

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    Time to Water

    KEEP GARDEN WATERED: Not so much so as to flood the young plants out their holes, or to much to cause root rot. But just enough to keep roots moist and from drying out. There is no set time to water a garden. Watering is governed more by observation, to much heat or wind can cause more dryness thus require more frequent watering.

    TIP 1: DANGER OF THE FROST – Some morning might present an overnight frost on leaves of tender plants. Don’t panic, just wash the frost off BEFORE sunrise. It is not the frost that kills the plant, but the interaction of sunlight and frost that kills.

    TIP 2: MULCH – sprinkle some mulch on top of ground to help hold the moisture.

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    Cultivate

    WEEDING: Do not let annual weeds mature and go to seed. Be vigilant, keep your garden weed free! Constant cultivation will keep weed population in retreat. This is another good reason beginner gardeners should start small.

    TIP: There are many tools at a gardeners disposal; short hand held, or long handles. Optionally, you can lay a generous amount of solid ground covers in-between plant rows (blocked sunlight, kill the weeds). Weeding is another perfect time for a little soil therapy for you and your kids.

    Use safe natural pest control.

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    Pest Control

    PEST CONTROL: It’s a given that insects are attracted to vegetable plant leaves. Again, don’t panic. A few tricks can go a long way toward giving in a little to Mother Nature (let insects have their share), and still reap the rewards of a good harvest.

    TIP: Some organic gardeners will use homemade water bottles filled with crushed garlic spray to ward off insects. Others maintain a concoction of chili pepper sprays, cayenne peppers, onions, the list goes. Experiment yourself and see if you can discover a better homemade bug spray. Be preemptive, spray BEFORE insects arrive. Spray both top and bottom of leaves to help prevent a large insect infestation.

    Start to harvest in as early as six weeks.

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    Harvest Time

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    That’s It!

    “This sounds easy,” Sir Excuse says.all-to-easy.png

    Sounds like Fun

    SO, this summer Sir Excuse plants an organic garden…in-no-time-at-all-harvest-time.png

    In Two Months

    Sir wrote many good stories, including this one–the book you are now reading. write-many-stories-books.png

    Sir Wrote Many Books

    Half of what you eat should be green foods.

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    Every Meal – Is Half Vegetables

    Grow more green, eat more green, better health.

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    Final Choice

    Remember the 4 Basics to Life Long Health

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    4 Basics

    The End

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    Copyrights

    DayStarBooks: H is for Gardening

    Copyright © 1988-2010

    All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced

    without written consent from the author.

    Based on original characters

    created and illustrated by Ike Austin.

    Story Summary: Series 2 – Outgrow Diabetes.

    Help kids draw their future without diabetes.

    Printed in the United States of America.

    For information,

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    7 Step Gardening Guide for Beginners

    When is Flower Day? Read Details Here

    Eastern Market Useful Facts

    Hours
       Daily – Summer
       Wholesale/Commercial – Early mornings 2 – 6AM
       Consumer 7AM – 7PM
       Saturday Nursery, Garden Flower Sales—hundreds of farmers
    Location
       Downtown Detroit
       East of I-75, South of Mack Ave, North of Gratiot
       East of Tigers Stadium (Across the bridge)
    Map
    Map-Detroit Eastern Market
    Detroit Eastern Market Age:
    Established: 1891
     
    Detroit Eastern Market Size
    The market size is estimated between 40 & 45 acres of bustling buying & selling grounds, apprx 12-14 acres under sheds & display.
    Flowering Bedding & Vegetable Garden Plants
       Flats, Hanging Baskets, Pots,
       Perennials, and Annuals
    New Cultivars – Every Year!
    Flower Day Main Event
       Flower Day – One week after Mother’s Day
    Statistically Speaking – Flower Season
       Vendor / Farmer Stalls – 150-200
    Attendees / Visitors – Market Characteristics:
    • Flower Day – Estimated – 200,000-250,000
    • Saturday Visitors – 30-000-50,000
    Traffic / Crowds
    • Heaviest during mornings, 7:00AM – Noon

    Habitat:
    The Michigan Detroit Eastern Market is lined with old breakfast restaurants and specialty shops.

     Parking – Free (Everywhere)
    •     Structure
    •     Streets
    There are ample parking lots, and structures, you can park anywhere that does not obstruct traffic (police will turn a blind eye:) A typical 3 – 5-minute wait is all the patients you need to garner a prime parking spot.

    EMFBG – Flower Buyers Guide

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  • 19Apr
    Categories: Eastern Market Detroit Michiga Comments Off on Eastern Market Detroit, Sheds

    Eastern Market Historic Timeline

     

    Video Shed 5 April Saturday Morning.

    Market activity or visitor traffic is heavy, inventory is light in mid-April. Only a few vendors with minimum garden plant inventory on display. All other sheds are similar in products on display and visitor traffic. Shed 6 was empty; for the exception of only one nursery vendor.

    Why are Eastern Market Structures Called Sheds?

    Historically Speaking

    The term “Shed”was used back in the early 1800s when local farmers raised a shed to sell their produce for shelter against the elements; early temporary structures were flimsy. To accommodate the large increasing agricultural commercial industry in Detroit, several sheds were erected over strategic areas throughout the city.

      (The Eastern Market Structures are Called Sheds)

    In the early years there were several such farmer produce sheds or structures scattered throughout the city of Detroit. But, as the farming age was transformed from agriculture to industrialization, the sheds also experienced several transformations during this time as sheds were slowly being replaced and modernized by the changing architecture and expanding urban renewal.

    The term “shed” has since faded from public memory; few city individuals even know the true meaning of the word “shed” except those few who represent an unbroken chain of generations  who make the annual pilgrimage to the good old historic Detroit Eastern Market’s annual events such as Flower Day.

    Only 3 Sheds Numbered 2, 3, 5?

    Some visitors to the market notice that there are a total of only three numbered with large orange numbers on the roof tops. But, the numberings are for only Shed 2, Shed 3, and Shed 5?

    EMFDBG sheds5-4-3-2 - Photo by Ike Austin

    (Sheds 2, 3, & 5 are obvious, Sheds 1, 4, & 6 are not)

    But…
    Inquiring visitors want to know...

    Where is Shed 1, 4, and 6?

    Shed 1?

    Shed 1 was located just south of  the where Shed 2 stands today. Shed 1 was original built in 1892 then, almost 40 years laters it was torn-down in 1967 due to the expanding freeway systems. So officially Shed 1 no longer exists.

     (Shed 1 no longer exists – “southern end” of market)

    Shed 4?

    Shed 4 does not resemble any of the large structured sheds and bares no mark or shed name on its frame. Shed 4 is the free stand-alone open air connecting structure that sits between Sheds 3 and 4; it is currently painted a rust orange it is considered a walking path between Shed 3 and Shed 5.

     (Shed 4 is located between Shed 3 & 5 located “mid-market”)

    Shed 6?

    This structure also bares no name or title. It is located at the northern end of the market. It is simply referred to as the section with the tall roof-top or high canopy, “you know, the area upfront with the raised sidewalk.” During Flower Day all sheds are crammed with flower and garden lovers.

    (Shed 6 is located at the “northern end” of the market)

    The current Eastern Market is the lone survivor of originally several designated markets that was located throughout Detroit in the early years(1800s).

    When Were Sheds Built?


    Watch short Eastern Market timeline video (1min).

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    Summary

    There are a total of 5 official designated sheds left standing.

    When is Flower Day? Read Details Here

    Eastern Market Useful Facts

    Hours
       Daily – Summer
       Wholesale/Commercial – Early mornings 2 – 6AM
       Consumer 7AM – 7PM
       Saturday Nursery, Garden Flower Sales—hundreds of farmers
    Location
       Downtown Detroit
       East of I-75, South of Mack Ave, North of Gratiot
       East of Tigers Stadium (Across the bridge)
    Map
    Map-Detroit Eastern Market
    Detroit Eastern Market Age:
    Established: 1891
     
    Detroit Eastern Market Size
    The market size is estimated between 40 & 45 acres of bustling buying & selling grounds, apprx 12-14 acres under sheds & display.
    Flowering Bedding & Vegetable Garden Plants
       Flats, Hanging Baskets, Pots,
       Perennials, and Annuals
    New Cultivars – Every Year!
    Flower Day Main Event
       Flower Day – One week after Mother’s Day
    Statistically Speaking – Flower Season
       Vendor / Farmer Stalls – 150-200
    Attendees / Visitors – Market Characteristics:
    • Flower Day – Estimated – 200,000-250,000
    • Saturday Visitors – 30-000-50,000
    Traffic / Crowds
    • Heaviest during mornings, 7:00AM – Noon

    Habitat:
    The Michigan Detroit Eastern Market is lined with old breakfast restaurants and specialty shops.

     Parking – Free (Everywhere)
    •     Structure
    •     Streets
    There are ample parking lots, and structures, you can park anywhere that does not obstruct traffic (police will turn a blind eye:) A typical 3 – 5-minute wait is all the patients you need to garner a prime parking spot.

    EMFBG – Flower Buyers Guide

    First Edition

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    Amazon: Flower Buyers Guide eBook.
    Visit Facebook: Eastern Market Flower Buyers Guide

  • 08Apr
    Categories: Flower Day Comments Off on Flower Day? What is Flower Day?

    Flower Day? What is Flower Day?

    What is Flower Day? Flower Day is the biggest, largest, humongous, enormous bedding plant, flower spectacle; it is an annual Detroit Eastern Market event held over 152 years! Go here to read tips on how to spot great deals and/or [Sign up] to get EMFBG eBooks containing 2x money saving tips in one package.

    Flower day

    Detroit Eastern Market Flower Day

     

    When is Flower Day?

    Flower Day is May 21st this year 2017, but the date changes every year. A rule to remember, it is always “The First Sunday after Mother’s Day.”

    Flower Day?

    It is a timeless venue for flower lovers.  Wether it is morning, noon, or evenings, you can walk into a forest of the color of various versions of pastel garden flower colors such as Atomic Tangerine pastels. Ga-Zillions of flowers in full bloom. Flower Day is ga-billion of flower blooms billowing from trucks, rolled on racks, spreading from sidewalks into the streets. The rainbow of a million hue & shades welcomes each Flower Day shopper with a circle of blooming petals. The color Atomic Tangerine pastels, oh what a beautiful color of high noon orange. The color orange and all the orange shades inbetween are “blooms on wheels” during FLower Day. From May through June, morning, noon, or evening, you can find any shade of Atomic Tangerine pastel orange among the bounty of Eastern Market on Flower Day.

    It is the change to discover some great garden flower bargains, discounts and deals. It is an opportunity to 2X the flowers you get for you buck!

    Flower Day

    Flower Day

    Get Ready for Flower Day!

    Flower Day?

    Flower Day is a day covered in White – There will be a thousand colors of White flowers in every tint and every tone. Gardeners and Flowers lovers everywhere will converge on Detroit Farmers Market again for the 151th time this century. They will be greeted with the glow of white flowers of bedding plants, some in full bloom other are not. Large blooms of climbing white roses, double and single, displayed in rows and rows on everything sidewalk and path in between. Hanging baskets of white blooms in every hue of White;  Alice Light White, EggShell White, Pastel Off White, Tinges of many Whites; a white for every gardener. In many shades of many sizes, Flowerday shoppers will be drowning in white flowers on Flower.

    Flower Day?

    It is a parade of the color Pink – There will be a thousand colors of  Earth Tone Pink of flowers in every color and every shade. Gardeners and Flowers lovers everywhere, come one, come all, small, big, and tall. Come in cars, station wagons, and trucks, vans. The color Rasberry Tone Pink will be in full bloom at the Eastern Market Michigan. Large blooms of roses, double or single, hanging from racks, carts, everything apparatus in between. Hanging baskets in every hue of Lush Pastel Tone Pink; light Earth Pink, Anemone Tone Pink, Bella Cherry Tone Pink, Haute Tone Pink, a Tone of Pink for every gardener. In many shades of many sizes, Eastern Market will be in full bloom again this year – Flower Day is on May 21th this year 2017.  Flower Days is always the first week after Mother’s Day. View the EMFBG Countdown Timer.

    Flower Day

    Flower Day?

    In Living Pastel Color – Flower Day– shoppers will discover the biggest, largest, and colorful-est garden flower extravaganza in the US. On Flowers Day, the grounds will be in full bloom in a multiple of pastel colors. Misty Iceberg Pastel blue, Mild Mountain water Pastel blue, Mirage Mountain mist blue.  Flower Day is always covered in flowers every day of the summer week, morning, noon and nights. There will be pastel blue aster hybrids, pastel blue petunias hybrids, pastel blue blazers hybrids, pastel blue sage hybrids, pastel blue periwinkle hybrids, and no shortage of pastel blue Snap Dragons. Eastern Market Detroit will look like pastel blue, from pastel blue sky heaven to deep space dark pastel blue, early sun crackling morning glory pastel blue.  The magic of pastels starts on Flower Day. Flower shoppers in their many shades of coats, sweaters, jacket & hats, and flower carrying blue and purple wagons & carts, all looking to find their favorite flower, in their favorite pastel color, in their favorite shade or hue. On Flower Day, people are running here, walking there, jogging, sometimes sprinting from one end of the Market to the other on Flower Day.

    Flower Day?

    Garden flower lovers will always find a plethora of red, and colorful Red Pastel flowers on Flower Day. Detroit Eastern Market Flowers will “boom” in blooms in Red Pastel. Sinopia Summer Red Pastel, Wild ferrari Red Pastel, Outback Indian Red Pastel; Red Pastel flowers in every shade, Red Pastel flowers in every hue. There will be Red Pastel asters, Red Pastel colored petunias, Red Pastel tinted Tulips, Red Pastel Hybiscus, Red Pastel toned Impatiens, Flower Day will make Eastern Market look like it is saturated in Red Pastel. From Red Pastel skies to Red Pastel moon Red Pastel, morning glory Red Pastel, Red Pastel Meizolds all looking so Red Pastel. Carts of Red Pastel, racks of Red Pastel, wagons, of Red Pastel on Red Pastel, in the color red! You can find your favorite color, shade, and hue of Red Pastel flower, at the Eastern Market on FlowerDay.

    In the morning, noon, or evenings, you can walk into the color Red Pastel. Hoards of flowers, wrapped in plastic, stuffed in trucks and racks, piled in the streets, lining the walkways. The evening edge of the sky reminds me of an Iris Red Pastel, or Delphinium shade of Red Pastel. Or, is it closer in shade to the Coquelicot Red Pastel, the tulip dark Red Pastel or Cosmos Sinabot Tone of Red Pastel? From May through June you can find any shade of Red Pastel among the bounty of Eastern Market on FlowerDay.

    Flower Day

    When is Flower Day? Read Details Here

    Eastern Market Useful Facts

    Hours
       Daily – Summer
       Wholesale/Commercial – Early mornings 2 – 6AM
       Consumer 7AM – 7PM
       Saturday Nursery, Garden Flower Sales—hundreds of farmers
    Location
       Downtown Detroit
       East of I-75, South of Mack Ave, North of Gratiot
       East of Tigers Stadium (Across the bridge)
    Eastern Market Map
    Map-Detroit Eastern Market
    Detroit Eastern Market Age:
    Established: 1891
     
    Detroit Eastern Market Size
    The market size is estimated between 40 & 45 acres of bustling buying & selling grounds, apprx 12-14 acres under sheds & display.
    Flowering Bedding & Vegetable Garden Plants
       Flats, Hanging Baskets, Pots,
       Perennials, and Annuals
    New Cultivars – Every Year!
    Flower Day Main Event
       Flower Day – One week after Mother’s Day
    Statistically Speaking – Flower Season
       Vendor / Farmer Stalls – 150-200
    Attendees / Visitors – Market Characteristics:
    • Flower Day – Estimated – 200,000-250,000
    • Saturday Visitors – 30-000-50,000
    Traffic / Crowds
    • Heaviest during mornings, 7:00AM – Noon

    Habitat:
    The Michigan Detroit Eastern Market is lined with old breakfast restaurants and specialty shops.

     Parking – Free (Everywhere)
    •     Structure
    •     Streets
    There are ample parking lots, and structures, you can park anywhere that does not obstruct traffic (police will turn a blind eye:) A typical 3 – 5-minute wait is all the patients you need to garner a prime parking spot.

    EMFBG – Flower Buyers Guide

    First Edition

    detroit eastern market flower buyers guide

    Amazon: Flower Buyers Guide eBook.
    Visit Facebook: Eastern Market Flower Buyers Guide

    Read More Free Here… EMFBG.

  • 07Apr
    Categories: Flower Show at Detroit Eastern Market Comments Off on Lesser Known Tips for Paying 50% Less for Garden Plants

    Eastern Market Flower Buyers Guide (EMFBG) will give shoppers the opportunity to 2X the flowers they get for their buck!

    Shoppers pre-armed with the right bargaining knowledge can buy premium garden flowers, at reduced prices. Additionally, shoppers can apply the same techniques at Big Box Stores, Roadside Flower Stands, and Greenhouses. Visit [Facebook Link] to get a free copy of book with all EMFBG Tips

    “With the EMFBG, any price is possible.” —Ike Austin

    EMFBG TIPS

    Eastern Market Only—Everyone knows there are late in the day price reductions, but you only get leftover products. View EM Flower Day Video [FB Link].

    EMFBG TIP 13 – Early Bird Deals – Did you know you can arrive 5 am early in the morning and buy the very best premium garden flowers at wholesale prices? Pay $25 for hanging baskets retailing at $50.

    EMFBG TIP 15 – Over Production
    If you are walking the market and spot a large display of a single variety of bedding plants, due to various uncontrolled circumstances growers have overstocked merchandise. These growers can be motivated to sell at bargain prices. In trade lingo they say, the grower is “long on Begonias.” Just knowing what to look for can get $12 healthy, beautiful Begonia flats for only $6! “2X the flower buying power.” 

    Infographic Rising Prices Shrinking Count

    Graphically Speaking – The infographic illustrates the relationship between higher bedding plant prices & reduced plant count over the years. —Source EMFBG

    About
    I’m Ike Austin. My first visit to “ The Market” was 55 years ago. Over the years I have observed amazing flower deals and buying techniques from some of the markets oldest patriots. To enhance visitors enjoyment & experience, I built a website around the 126 year old Historic Eastern Market flower & garden phenomenon. Visitors will learn how to get the best garden flower deals, discounts & bargains; 30 Year Secrets Revealed!

    Readership
    Eastern Market Shoppers pre-armed with the right bargaining knowledge can buy premium garden flowers, at reduced prices. Additionally, shoppers can apply the same techniques at Big Box Stores, Roadside Flower Stands, and Greenhouses–2X opprotunities may exist even during Flower Day.

    For More Information:
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    Detroit Eastern Market | Useful Facts

    Hours
       Daily – Summer
       Wholesale/Commercial – Early mornings 2 – 6AM
       Consumer 7AM – 7PM
       Saturday Nursery, Garden Flower Sales—hundreds of farmers
    Location
       Downtown Detroit
       East of I-75, South of Mack Ave, North of Gratiot
       East of Ford Field Stadium (Across the bridge)

     

    Eastern Market Map
    Map-Detroit Eastern Market
     
    Detroit Eastern Market Age: 
    Established: 1891
     
    Detroit Eastern Market Size
    The market size is estimated between 40 & 45 acres of bustling buying & selling grounds, apprx 12-14 acres under sheds & display.
    Flowering Bedding & Vegetable Garden Plants
       Flats, Hanging Baskets, Pots,
       Perennials, and Annuals
    Eastern Market Flower Day Main Event
       Flower Day – One week after Flower Day
    Statistically Speaking – Flower Season
     Vendor / Farmer Stalls – 150-200
      Attendees / Visitors
    • Flower Day – Estimated – 200,000-250,000
    • Saturday Visitors – 30-000-50,000
    Traffic / Crowds
    • Heaviest during mornings, 7:00AM – Noon
    Market Characteristics:

    Flower Day – Over 200,000 thousand flower loving shoppers, all looking to find their favorite flower, in their favorite color.

    detroit eastern market flower buyers guide

    Eastern Market (EM) is one of the most exciting places to shop for gardening plants & flowers. Eastern Market Flower Buyers Guide (EMFBG) will give shoppers the opportunity to… 2”X” the flowers they get for their buck.

    “With the EMFBG, any price is possible.” —Ike Austin

    View more on Amazon’s website; get the Flower Buyers Guide eBook here.
    Remember to visit the Facebook page and LIKE the page
    2X the flowers you get for your buck! Free from Facebook Page:)

    Visit the Facebook page Detroit: Eastern Market Flower Buyers Guide.
    Detroit Eastern Market: Latest Detroit Eastern Market update.

     

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    Detroit Eastern Market | Useful Facts

    Hours
       Daily – Summer
       Wholesale/Commercial – Early mornings 2 – 6AM
       Consumer 7AM – 7PM
       Saturday Nursery, Garden Flower Sales—hundreds of farmers
    Location
       Downtown Detroit
       East of I-75, South of Mack Ave, North of Gratiot
       East of Tigers Stadium (Across the bridge)
    Eastern Market Map
    Map-Detroit Eastern Market
     
    Detroit Eastern Market Age: 
    Established: 1891
     
    Detroit Eastern Market Size
    The market size is estimated between 40 & 45 acres of bustling buying & selling grounds, apprx 12-14 acres under sheds & display.
    Flowering Bedding & Vegetable Garden Plants
       Flats, Hanging Baskets, Pots,
       Perennials, and Annuals
    Eastern Market Flower Day Main Event
       Flower Day – One week after Flower Day
    Statistically Speaking – Flower Season
     Vendor / Farmer Stalls – 150-200
      Attendees / Visitors
    • Flower Day – Estimated – 200,000-250,000
    • Saturday Visitors – 30-000-50,000
    Traffic / Crowds
    • Heaviest during mornings, 7:00AM – Noon
    Market Characteristics:

    Flower Day – Over 200,000 thousand flower loving shoppers, all looking to find their favorite flower, in their favorite color.

    detroit eastern market flower buyers guide

    detroit eastern market flower buyers guide

    Eastern Market (EM) is one of the most exciting places to shop for gardening plants & flowers. Eastern Market Flower Buyers Guide (EMFBG) will give shoppers the opportunity to… 2”X” the flowers they get for their buck.

    EMFBG TIP 15 – Over Production
    If you are walking the market and spot a large display of a single variety of bedding plants, due to various uncontrolled circumstances growers have overstocked merchandise and are motivated to sell. In trade lingo they say, the grower is “long on Begonias.” Just knowing what to look for can get $12 healthy, beautiful Begonia flats for only $6! “2X the buying power.” —Ike Austin

    “With the EMFBG, any price is possible.” —Ike Austin

    View more on Amazon’s website; get the Flower Buyers Guide eBook here.
    Remember to visit the Facebook page and LIKE the page
    2X the flowers you get for your buck! Free from Facebook Page:)

    Visit the Facebook page Detroit: Eastern Market Flower Buyers Guide.
    Detroit Eastern Market: Latest Detroit Eastern Market update.