How to turn your love of gardening into a business in 2019
There are plenty of reasons to spend time outside in the garden come sunshine or frost there’s always some joy that can only be found in the outdoors.
Mowers Online describe how creating the perfect garden can take a lot of hard work and effort, but it is not without its benefits. After all, there is nothing better than sitting in the garden with friends and family, while admiring the flora and fauna.
There’s no doubt that gardening has increased in popularity over the years, but did you know that gardening can be more than just a hobby? Whether you’re an avid gardener or an absolute beginner, learn how you can make money from gardening with these ideas so you can start earning now.
Sell organic produce
Selling your homegrown produce is the most obvious way to make money from your garden. Some of the easiest things to grow include broad beans, spring onions, radishes, salad leaves and garlic.
You can sell your produce at local farmers markets or set up an independent stall. Locally grown fruit and vegetables are in very high demand and so don’t be afraid to speak with local restaurant owners, caterers, and grocery stores about buying your produce.
Sell your extra seeds
If you’re already saving your own seeds, then this is another easy way to make some extra money from your garden.
Just package up some of your seeds in sets of 10 to 20 and sell them at farmers markets, or online using a selling forum like Facebook Marketplace. Chances are people will buy your seeds from you, as itll mean considerable savings over buying from a garden centre.
Sell fresh or dried herbs
Growing and selling herbs is another great way to profit from your garden. Herbs are beginner friendly and can be used in a number of ways – from adding great flavour to a signature dish, to a garnish for an experimental cocktail. You can easily grow things like mint, basil, thyme, and rosemary.
You then have the option to sell these herbs fresh, or you can dry your homegrown herbs and sell them in plastic bags, or get creative and store your herbs in miniature glass jars with personalised labels.
Sell fresh cut flowers
Everyone loves fresh cut flowers and selling ones from your garden is a great way to make some extra money. Arrange them in bouquets and sell them locally to farmers markets and small businesses in the area including restaurants, grocery stores, and florists.
Make homemade jams and chutneys
Selling home-grown jams and chutneys is a fun and innovative way to make some extra money from your love of gardening. You can also get creative and try designing some bespoke homemade packaging to really grab people’s attention.
Homemade jams and chutneys sell well at farmers markets and community events, or you can try selling them online.
Teach gardening classes
After a few years in the garden, there’s no doubt that you’ve picked up some skills that you could share to help other gardeners.