It's time that your green thumb paid off! Make Money Gardening! Check out these 6 ideas to make your garden profitable!
You put so much work into your garden and the growing process, and because of that, you are rewarded with an abundant harvest and of course beauty. What if you garden could give you even more? What if your garden could help you bring in some extra money? Consider these six ways to make money gardening, and see how fun it can be to turn your carrots into cash!
Make Money Gardening
1. Sell your extra seedlings.
Did you start seedlings? Do you get ambitious and now have more than you need? Chances are people will buy your seedlings from you. Consider using the Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist to sell your seedlings for as much as a buck a piece! This is a considerable savings over a garden center and someone will be happy to have them!
2. Collect and sell your heirloom seeds.
Do you love heirloom produce? Not only are these some of the tastiest vegetables you will ever eat, but people will pay good money for heirloom seeds. Collect the seeds from your heirloom produce items and store them in a cool, dry place. Look for local gardening clubs or online forums where you can sell the seeds for varying prices depending on rarity.
3. Set up your own Farmer’s Market.
If your city allows it, set up a small stand at the end of your driveway. You can sell extra produce and flowers via this stand to drive by shoppers. These stands are quite popular in the summer months, and a great way to make a little extra cash each week. By keeping an organic garden your produce will not only be in higher demand, but you can charge a little more too.
4. Donate your extra produce.
If you live near a local soup kitchen or homeless center, you can donate your extra produce for them to use in their meals. Not only will it be appreciated, but you can get a receipt for your donation and use it as a tax write off! While it isn’t money directly in hand, it can help lower your tax bill. These centers rarely get fresh food, so they will no doubt appreciate all you have to donate.
5. Rent your garden out.
Is your garden a visual gem? If so, rent it out! Gardens are an excellent setting for tea parties, showers, even photo shoots. You can advertise your garden on most online selling forums, charging by the hour for people to use it. You might also find that people are willing to come and pay to pick, which is also another way to monetize off the space.
6. Sell your garden photos.
Do you take quality photos? If so, stock photo sites may wish to purchase your work! Take pictures of your seeds, plants, flowers, leaves, produce, and garden area in general. Submit your best photos to sites that purchase images to sell as stock photos. There is always a need for nature and gardening content, so you should be able to move a few.
Did you ever imagine you could make money gardening? When you are out toiling in your garden this year, consider these ways to make money from your garden. It may just help pay for itself!