Gardening: How to Make Money Selling Plants
Another way to make money with Craigslist
I have tried several ways of making money on Craigslist, and I have been pretty successful. I recently found another way to earn extra money using the site - this time by using my green thumb. I have been propagating plants and gardening with rooted cuttings to sell on Craigslist. One question I have about this though is this:
I ponder this question - Can I make money in my garden and still enjoy my passion?
I started gardening a few years ago when my parents were sick and it was a very therapeutic thing for me. To work with colors, different textures and arrangements appealed to the artistic side of me.
Unfortunately (or fortunately) I'm not quite sure now, gardening has also become a small source of income for me. The reason I say that is because my business minded head is always looking for new ways to make money.
All this because I found out I have a super "neon" green thumb...
As my horde of plants grew, so did my need for space. My green thumb grew and so did my plant cuttings, rootings and seeds. Now I had many plants in various stages - seedlings just emerging, "volunteers" that came back from who knows where, and various new plants from all methods of propagation (rooted cuttings being the best so far)
I soon realized that I either had to grow a larger yard or find new homes for all my new plant refugees. Being the business minded person I am, of course the thought of selling them came to mind.
Since I love to Craigslist, this was my first place of choice to sell my plants. At first I started selling them by the plant, but that became too time consuming. So I switched it up and started selling them as "lots" and called them my "Landscapers Specials".
Making money with your garden plants - and having fun too!
I make money selling plants on Craigslist
What I didn't expect to happen was that I would get so many calls on my specials. Pretty soon I was selling a lot or two a week, and I found that the people that came to buy my plants seemed to appreciate the planting advice more than the plants themselves, Since I enjoy working with people, this was a natural for me and I was further spurred to produce more plants.
Pretty soon I was re-accessing the yard and pulling up everything that I didn't want, starting more plants and even buying plants at "distress" sales at the local hardware store and bringing them back to life (for the most part I was successful)
My problem now? I'm afraid to destroy my love of gardening by commercializing my passion. I've done this before with other talents I have (like my art) and I don't want to lose the love I have for it by making money at it -
So is it possible to do what you love for money without destroying what you love?
Can you make money gardening and still have fun?
I have yet to answer the question as Spring is here and guess what?
The yard is full AGAIN.