Is Gardening Profitable: Learn How To Make Money Gardening

Is Gardening Profitable: Learn How To Make Money Gardening

By: Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer
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Can you make money from gardening? If you’re an avid gardener, making money from gardening is a real possibility. But is gardening profitable? Gardening can, in fact, be very profitable but requires a lot of time and energy. On the other hand, garden money making can consist of simply earning a little pocket change to spend on new gardening tools or something else you enjoy.

Are you intrigued? Let’s explore some ideas for making money from gardening.

How to Make Money Gardening

Here are some garden money-making tips and ideas to get you started, many of which require nothing more than your own personal gardening experience:

  • Grow microgreens for selling to vegan/vegetarian restaurants or grocery stores.
  • Sell herbs to restaurants or specialty grocery stores.
  • Sell cut flowers to farmers’ markets or florists’ shops. 
  • Sell garlic for eating or planting. Garlic braids sell well also.
  • If you grow herbs, you can make a variety of gifts including teas, salves, sachets, bath bombs, candles, soaps, or potpourri.
  • Mushrooms are in high demand. If you’re a grower, sell them to restaurants, specialty grocery stores, or farmers’ markets. Dried mushrooms are also popular.
  • Make seed bombs by mixing seeds, compost, and clay. Wildflower seed bombs are especially popular.
  • Sell pumpkins or gourds around autumn holidays such as Halloween or Thanksgiving. 
  • Start a garden blog for sharing gardening hints, interesting information, and photos. If you’re not interested in becoming a blogger, write articles for existing blogs.
  • Write product reviews for garden supply companies. Although some pay for reviews, others will reward you with free tools or garden supplies.
  • Write an e-book about your favorite gardening activity.
  • Make money doing garden tasks for senior citizens, or for people who just don’t enjoy digging, weeding, or mowing.
  • Water plants or mow lawns while people are away on vacation.
  • Fun ideas for a large space…create a corn maze or pumpkin patch.
  • Teach garden classes at a garden center, community garden, or at a local school.
  • Get a part-time job at a garden center, nursery, or greenhouse.
  • Sell herbs, vegetables, and flowers at local farmers’ markets or craft shows. If you have plenty, open a roadside market.
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