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She Sells Seeds To Support Her Hobby
Amy Hartzler-Snook takes her love of peppers to an extreme with 285 varieties that she has grown. While she has more than 90 tomatoes in her seed stash, it’s peppers that she really loves. She plants between 50 and 75 varieties every summer, rotating through her collection and saving seeds to refresh her stash.
“When I get into something, I go all in,” says Hartzler-Snook. “My mother is a state-certified Master Gardener, and as I got older, I got into it too. A few years ago, I decided that I might as well let my habit pay for itself. I started selling seeds online.”
“Seed sales took off,” she says. “They haven’t slowed down. I get messages from people asking for one seed packet of each that I have listed.”
Hartzler-Snook sells her seeds on eBay with most selections priced at $1.50 to $2.00 for a packet of 20 seeds. To handle shipping, she charges $4.26, regardless of how many packets are ordered. Discounts are available for orders of multiple varieties.
“I’ve seen some of the seeds I sell priced at $6 or more for 10 seeds,” she says. “My most expensive one is a rare type that starts black and turns creamy white when it’s mature.”
Hartzler-Snook likes the way eBay works. Currently, she has more than 200 peppers listed, along with their photos. Search for Heirloom Pepper Seeds-Many Unusual Varieties-One Shipping Charge.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Amy Hartzler-Snook, 347 North College St., Newcomerstown, Ohio 43832 (ph 614-352-6305; midoamy@yahoo.com).

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