No person shall distribute, sell or offer for sale nursery stock or collected plants without a valid nursery dealer certificate,
plant inspection certificate or nursery registration certificate as required in these rules
There's also this.
A certificate is required to distribute or sell nursery stock or collected plants. Nursery stock is defined as all wild or cultivated plants or plant parts, trees, shrubs, vines, bulbous plants and roots, grafts, scions and buds. Included in this definition are strawberry plants, turfgrass and bulbs. Also included are vegetable and tobacco plants when required by other regulations. Excluded are other annual plants, cut flowers, true seeds, decorative plants or plant parts without roots not intended for propagation, and perennial plants intended for indoor use that are produced in North Carolina. A collected plant is nursery stock ( other than currently certified nursery stock ) which is dug or gathered.
When nursery stock is grown at a location for distribution or sale, that location is considered to be a NURSERY
From what I'm reading, it seems as though I could sell cut flowers or annuals, but not perennials or other items like shrubs, figs, etc, unless I apply for certification. So let's assume I do that. I would then be required by my town to apply for a business license. The state would require me to pay sales & use taxes. I would effectively become self-employed again in the eyes of the Federal government and the local/state municipalities. Once that happens, any items I've purchased with my employee discount would be subject to review by my employer. If I have used my discount for business purchases, I could be subject to termination. Long story short, I'm going to have to dig a lot of holes in my yard this spring. It's going to be beautiful come early July. So that's the end of that.
It's currently 25 degrees and sunny. The hoophouse temperature dropped to 29 overnight and is slowly rising. Yesterday, the temperature reached 51 degrees inside. Outside, it was a blustery 37. We might actually hit 40 today. Thursday, rain and snow is expected for much of the Southeast.
11:29am - I've cut and split more firewood. Off from work tomorrow, I'll spend half the day getting more sawed into manageable logs for the splitter. Don't want to deprive my nephew of the joy he gets operating that machine. He's excited about coming for a visit. Last year, he went home and built his own "hoophouse" from some sticks and a piece of plastic my dad had in the building. I'm also planning to pick up some stones from the gully to finish the edging on the rose garden. If I'm feeling plucky enough, I'm going to see if I can at least toss enough out of the gully to complete the shrub island too. I hardly think I will get them all in place in a single day, but one never knows. I've got plenty of coffee in the cupboard.
It's 49 degrees in the hoophouse.