Gardening – How to Turn Your Love For Gardening Into a Home Business
Gardening business as a work at home income opportunity. Do you have a green thumb and enjoy working outdoors?
Gardening services cover more than planting and keeping a vegetable garden. On the commercial side, you can plant and take care of flower beds and small shrubs.
Many families like planting their own gardens. But when they leave on vacations for weeks at a time, you can offer to keep the garden watered and weeded.
Many home garden growers also want pre-started plants. This can give you the opportunity to turn $1 worth of seed into $100 worth of small started plants. This can work with vegetables, herbs and flowers.
Another outlet for gardening is growing large patches of produce yourself, and selling it locally to neighbors or farmers markets. Fresh veggies are in demand now more than ever.
At times a home gardener will pay to get a garden spot started. Some will want new garden beds prepared or raised beds built and filled with new soil and compost. This might drift into a form of landscaping, but it will pay well in the end.
Organic gardening and organic grown vegetables has grown in popularity over the last decade. As a home gardening business, you can show individuals how to start and keep an organic garden area. Many people are willing to do the needed work, but do not know how to start.
Fresh herbs are a popular item for many cooks. You can provide starter plants or small indoor or window potted mini gardens. One bonus about growing herbs is any extra plants left over can be dried and packaged for sale later.
Another popular gift or sellable item is potpourri packets. These can combined from a mixture of fragment herbs and flower petals. Just collect the falling petals and old flowers, then dry everything and place into a cloth bag or other suitable container.
Getting started in your gardening home business will not need a large investment. You can start with the basics like a shovel, hoe and rake. Other items can be added later like a small powered tiller, weed eater and may be a small trailer to haul your equipment and gardening supplies.
Advertising your home base gardening business can be as simple as placing business cards or postcard size notices in local shop windows or bulletin boards. Start out working in your local neighborhood or for friends and family. Then let the word of mouth spread and you will be busy in no time.
Let your local garden supply stores know about your gardening business and offer to do subcontract work with them when the customer needs it. You can grow your own products to sell while working for customers as needed. There are many opportunities to expand your home business of gardening and as a bonus, you will be healthy and fit while doing it.