Selling at trade fairs, exhibitions
For purchasing plants, a person can either purchase the plants from the local plant shops or from exhibitions. Many of the sellers at the exhibition are growing their plants at home, and selling at the exhibition to make some money.
These sellers in goa, often belong to self help groups
The domain investor has purchased plants from these exhibitions and also from plant shops in panaji.
She has observed that the plants sold by the self help groups are of very good quality and last for a longer period of time. On the other hand, the plants purchased from plant shops are not of good quality, and are mostly withering within a few days or weeks in many cases. It appears that the nurseries grow the plants in the soil and transfer them to the pot just before they put them up for sale. Sometimes the roots are damaged, and the plant will die.
So the domain investor does not miss any exhibition as far as possible so that she can purchase some plants, since the self help group plants are of very good quality