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What can I grow from seed in my greenhouse to sell as container plants in the fall?

I'm going to order more sunflowers and keep growing them as long as weather allows. I'm looking at ornamental kale, possibly ornamental grasses. I have a lot of big 9" mum pots left over. I used them for container gardens of greens in the early spring. I can do the same thing in the fall, but the weather is still too hot for lettuce in a pot. I've combined tall celosia and short zinnias to make a few combo planters that look nice, trying to build off the ideas in flower arranging, focal point, filler, and breaking the outline with something tall. I'm not sure what I would put in them as fall flowers.

Right now I have a lot of fall color rudbeckia and some calendula coming up as sprouts. They might work in pots. I also ordered the orange ornamental pepper "hot pops" and have those sprouting right now, too, and I have a flat of another purple mini ornamental peppers, Chile Conga, as well.
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You sent me some ornamental peppers that you growing on your porch, a few years back. One was not very big, and had small black peppers. maybe center one of those in a pot with little marigolds for fall/ Halloween colors?
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And it's a house plant in my climate, not a fall decoration, but I am also consider ordering an assortment of wandering jew cuttings and making combo planters that I could overwinter or sell at my winter market.

Ideally, they would look something like this:
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You sent me some ornamental peppers that you growing on your porch, a few years back. One was not very big, and had small black peppers. maybe center one of those in a pot with little marigolds for fall/ Halloween colors?
Yeah, that's Chile Conga. I like that variety. That's a good idea to combine it with marigolds. I didn't think of that. Thanks, Imp.
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You're welcome. You were kind enough to share seed, hopefully sharing an idea will help you a bit.
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Quick-growing flowers:
1. Sweet Alyssum
2. Calendula
3. Johnny Jump-ups
4. Cornflowers
5. Nigella
6. Nasturtiums
7. Annual Phlox
8. Petunias
9. California Poppies
10. Sunflowers
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I'm thinking of the potted plants my supermarket sold in the winter and early spring. Cinerarias and obconica primulas. The primulas surprised me - they aren't normally sold because some people get a rash from touching them.

Cinerarias come in lots of colours, but I prefer the bright blue ones. Sow in June to flower in January, mid-July for February, September 1 for March, October 1 for April.
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I love pansies and ornamental kale
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And it's a house plant in my climate, not a fall decoration, but I am also consider ordering an assortment of wandering jew cuttings and making combo planters that I could overwinter or sell at my winter market.

Ideally, they would look something like this:
Yes.
Tropicals sell well in the fall when people are starting to go inside as the weather cools.
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