For the Best Gardeners in the Cardiff Area

   Jul 31

Your Questions About Gardening

Mary asks…

In the Sims 3 for xbox 360 how do you get your sims to make a garden?

i just started the game and my sim wants to garden but i cant figure out how to make one…i had her take the gardening class..what now?

GardenersCardiff answers:

McGregor’s garden has free harvestable fruits and veggies which will satisfy her want to garden.

If you want to make a garden at home, have her buy vegetables and fruits from the store or look around town for seeds.They’ll go into her inventory. On your home lot, open the build/buy mode by hitting the BACK button. Once you’re there, hit X to open the catalog and then go down to family inventory. Pick a plant or seed, place it on the lot, go back to Live mode by hitting BACK again, and click on the item. You’ll be able to plant it if she’s the right gardening level. If not, it will be grayed out and if you select it, it will tell you what level she has to be.

Nancy asks…

How do you create a GARDEN on Sims 3 for the XBOX?

I just bought Sims 3 for the xbox 360 and I’ve been trying to start a garden, but none of my seeds give me the option to plant. Also, I cannot find any kind of fertilizer or soil in build mode …

GardenersCardiff answers:

Hey, I’m having the same problem! I’ve been searching the internet for an answer but can’t find anything…

We just figured it out…

1.Read the gardening book in the library and get seeds.
2.Go to your house and go outside, stand in the yard.
3.Use the back button on your control to go to buy/build (our version is in Italian so I’m trying to translate as best I can =).
4.When in buy/build press X to open the catalog.
5.Then go to family inventory (I hope that’s what it’s called in the English version).
6.Then hit RB to go to the Sims Articles.
7.You can select the seeds and use them from there.

Hope that helped! =)

Oh yeah, and you buy fish from the store and use them as fertilizer… You can also buy fruit and vegetables from the store and plant them.

Robert asks…

How would I go about, selling statues to garden centres?

I have a few latex moulds, cement, vibrating table and I can make large statues. But selling on the internet doesn;t seem to be enough. Can someone help me, How do I go about selling items to garden centres? Who do I call? Whats to arrange? How much percentage will I get if a statue is worth £100 in the shop?

Im not good with business, but thank you

GardenersCardiff answers:

Two things to think about: Firstly, most retail stores will mark up an item at least double what they paid for it-that means if it would normally sale 100, they won’t buy it for more than 50 (more often it would be closer to 40). Secondly, rather than going to the nurseries and garden centers, try selling your work to vendors and distributors. You might make less money, but you will typically get more sales.

In any event, it always helps to put together a catalogue of your work, a portfolio if you will. It is much easier to transport and can offer a GC or nursery the chance to easily think about what they might want. As you intend to make a business out of this, don’t stop coming up with new ideas. Tastes change and markets grow in odd directions sometimes… Including statuary! The other bonus to having a catalogue comes from being able to update the pictures and offer a starting point for a conversation. If you want to sell your work, you first need to sell yourself on the customer. Keep in mind that the more you pay attention to what they say their customers are looking for, the easier it will be to come up with new ideas.

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