I have an add on the local craigslist offering plant starts or seed starting services, this is the first time I've thought to offer this. I'm not out to make money or anything, I just have the equipment (lights, flats and a big heated table) to do it easily and wanted to help people out cause I know how difficult it can be to fine that specific plant start your looking for.
There is a guy that is wanting me to start around 200 or so decorative plants to be ready this spring. He has the seeds just not the equipment or know how to start them. He's wanting to know what I would charge, but really I don't have an idea as to whats "normal" or even fair, any suggestions? Like I said, I'm not trying to make money, so I don't want to insult him with a high amount, but I figure the power for my lights and the electric heater for my germination table over a few weeks will be about $10-15 or so to run, plus my time, plus the medium (jiffy pellets are what he preferred out of what I told him I liked to work with), is $.50/plant fair? Thats not much but with 200 plants it will be $100, is that to much? I thinking total for everything its going to be about $.10-$.20/plant out of pocket expense final cost for me.