How to Make Money Gardening

How to Turn Your Hobby into a Money Machine

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Money Tree

Do you know that you can turn your love for gardening into a thriving business? Gardening connects you on the great outdoors with nature that offers so many benefits. This side hustle has caused many to work full-time for themselves because of the profits that can be made.

As long as you are willing to put in the time you will be well on your way to garden success. What better way to make a living than doing something you love.  So if you desire to take your love for gardening to the next level then continue reading as we take a closer look at turning your hobby ( gardening) into a money-making machine.

10 Tips to Makey Money with Gardening

1. Garden herbs for medical use

The use of herbs for medical purposes is not new but has been around for some time. As old as this method is in bringing natural healing, the use of herbs is still sort after by many to bring healing naturally. Growing and selling herbs can become very profitable.

Why not grow a medical herb garden and sell your herbs at a fair price to persons who are interested in natural healing but don’t have the time to grow or maintain a herb garden?

2. Garden herbs to flavor your dishes

Help others to take their food up a notch by providing them with herbs, herbs are my all-time favorite. I love the aroma and the taste that herb brings. I also love cooking with herbs because when using herbs to flavor your foods you don’t need to use as much salt which will aid in promoting your health.

Because of these benefits, why not start a herb garden and sell your herbs to your farmers market or you’re supermarket?

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Chrysanthemum Flowers

3. Garden plants

Selling garden plants is a great way to profit from your hobby, you don’t have to be a grower or an expert on every plant there is which is literally impossible but rather specialized in 8-10 plant species and sell them to your local nursery or supermarkets, etc…

4. Microgreen farming

Microgreens are young vegetables that are harvested before they reach maturity, these young veggies are loaded with vitamins that are great in promoting one’s health. Start a microgreen farm and sell your veggies to farmers’ markets, supermarkets, and places that promote a vegan diet.

5. Selling seeds

These days everyone is looking to save a few extra bucks. While purchasing plants will give you that almost instant garden can have you spending more. Seeds on the other hand are inexpensive. Giving this side hustle a try maybe just what you need to bring in and extra income.

As long as you can convince your potential customers of the benefits of going with seeds you have just found your place of turning this side hustle into a full-time business.

6. Sell seedlings

Another great idea to make money is by growing and selling seedlings, seedlings are a step above seeds but with seedlings, you give your customers an ahead start. Selling seedlings is a great way to make a profit.

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Tulips flowering plant

7. Sell cut flowers

Flowers can brighten up anybody’s day, specializing in the growth of cut flowers, and selling those cuttings to your local florist and supermarkets is a great way to make that extra income.

8. Garden events

If you have a beautiful garden that’s spacious then why not host parties and other events by renting out your garden. This is a great way to make money, the only requirement is to keep your garden looking nice.  If you prefer you can include a security deposit in the contract to replace plants that are damage. If plants are intact then you can return the deposit.

9. Bee farming

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Bee Honeycomb

By helping our little pollinator friends we will be helping ourselves. Work hand in hand with these little engineers by providing a place for them to produce honey. This is a great way to get a return on your time and dollar.

However, when seeking to start a bee farm you need to know exactly what to do so you may have to take a course that is online or provided by your state.

10. Grow your pick garden

This business can be fun, what you do is grow fruit trees, such as peaches, apples, pears, berries trees along with pumpkins, etc… you let your customers come and pick their own fruits as you weight them and sell them by the pound or whatever method you chose. The operation cost of this type of business is low.

The final word on how to turn your hobby into a  money machine

These are a few ways to make money with gardening, whichever way you decide to do will call for some effort but the good news is once you stick with it you’re sure to reap the rewards of your labor. Why work your hobby for fun when you can turn this hobby into a side hustle or a full-time business. Start thinking outside of the box as these different garden methods will give you a good return on your investment.


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Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
his vast array of hints and tips you will find scattered over this site will help you no end growing plants in your garden.

4 thoughts on “How to Make Money Gardening”

  1. One of my friends was wondering how he could make money through gardening so I’ll see if I can share this post with him. I never realized that you could make money from it by selling seeds. My dad spends a lot of time tending to the plants in his garden and with this quarantine going on, he’d probably feel more comfortable buying seeds online instead of going into the stores. Thanks for sharing this post, it was very insightful!

  2. This is a great little guide on how to make money from gardening. I have heard of people selling seeds, but many of these other methods. I do have a question though. Would it be wise, before selling herbs as both flavoring and medicinal, for me to look up my local laws and see if I need to first have a permit to do so? I wouldn’t want to get a booming business going only to be shut down. Thanks for the ideas!

    • Thanks so much for your kind words, by all means, we should go through the proper procedures according to our state laws to ensure we are not in violation of any of them. This post is just to give ideas on the many ways you can make money from your garden.


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