Have you been wondering about using your spare land for some garden business ideas? Then, this is the article you need to start a handmade business from your home.
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- 25 Garden Business Ideas That Earn Quick Bucks
- 1. Airbnb Farm Stay
- 2. Farm to Fork Restaurant
- 3. Aquatic Produce Sales
- 4. Contract Farming
- 5. Cooking Classes
- 6. Digital Products
- 7. Flower Bouquets and Plant Arrangements
- 8. Grow and Sell Specialized Herbs/ Dried Herbs
- 9. Wine Farming and Selling
- 10. Sell Honey and Honey Related Products
- 11. Sell Seeds, Graftings, and Saplings
- 12. Grow and Sell Mushrooms
- 13. Sell Organic Eggs and Dairy
- 14. Selling Edible Homesteading Produce
- 15. Selling Gardening Related Products
- 16. Bonsai
- 17. Gardening Classes
- 18. YouTube Channel/Blog
- 19. Gardening Consultant
- 20. Woodworking Projects
- 21. Rent Out Your Garden
- 22. Sell Garden Related Stock Photograpy
- 23. Yoga and Meditation
- 24. Nursery
- 25. Sell The Vegetable and Fruit Produce
25 Garden Business Ideas That Earn Quick Bucks
1. Airbnb Farm Stay
Since I love farms, I adore farm stays too. Thanks to websites like Airbnb and booking.com, I got to stay at numerous beautiful farm stays.
Staying at farms introduced me to the concept of earning a residual income from a farm property.
You can build individual cottages or even rent out an extra room in your farmhouse for this purpose. Providing a holistic countryside experience lets you list your property at a premium.
As long as you ensure that positive reviews keep pouring, your business will soar.
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2. Farm to Fork Restaurant
It is a unique concept of hospitality to provide food made from fresh organic produce. I am a big fan of healthy eating. That is why I have explored a few of such eateries.
The concept is novel, and because of its exclusivity, you can charge a premium. The best part is that you can build up a loyal customer base with your exotic signature dishes.
If your farm produce is not significant. Then, you can also have a regular mainstream restaurant on your farm. But, you will get to position your business as the premium if you stick to only local farm ingredients.
3. Aquatic Produce Sales
My late father had a small farm where he used to cultivate herbs. That place had no access to seafood. So, he made a small pond on the premises and started farming fish and prawns. Me and my sister used to feed the fish and crustaceans chicken before catching them to eat. That was our quick and funny hack to have chicken stuffed fish/prawns.
As the aquatic life grew, he started selling his produce in his neighborhood. That brought him some extra cash in hand.
You can also replicate this idea in your garden or the backyard. If it sustains, you can expand to aquaponics as well.
4. Contract Farming
If you get confused with what to grow at your farm. Then, you can try to grow as per the third-party contracts you get.
Contract farming for other businesses saves you the headache of selling. So, this arrangement allows you to concentrate only on farming activities. Then, you can leave the responsibility of subsequent jobs after harvesting to others.
What contracts you get depends on your land, region, season, and demand. For example, mangoes are popular with farm owners in Maharashtra. Though, most landowners grow wheat/rice on their land for other businesses in Punjab.
5. Cooking Classes
Cooking in the rustic natural environment is a rage these days. You too can jump on this trend by offering cooking classes on your premises.
Offering lessons based on what grows on your farms would be great. That would add unique branding to your cooking sessions.
6. Digital Products
It might surprise you to know that there are digital wall arts and planners related to gardening.
There are endless possibilities to create digital products on garden-based ideas. Some of the planners that you can try are –
- companion planting framework
- list of seasonal vegetables/fruits
- plant watering schedule
- fertilizer/compost/weed removal/harvesting schedule
- pruning chart
- garden planting framework
- wall art of beautiful paintings/ photography/ funny quotes related to farming/foods
Furthermore, you can even write an in-depth book describing your gardening experience. The options are plenty to explore.
7. Flower Bouquets and Plant Arrangements
Growing fruits, vegetables, and grains is not everyone’s cup of tea. Farming the above three is labor-intensive and requires attention and responsibility.
But if you want an easier route to use your garden land. Then, you can try growing flowers. Apart from looking pretty, flowers open up a string of business ideas. The usual route is to sell flowers for marriage or religious ceremonies. The others are ikebana, perfumery, and contract flower decorations/arrangements.
Thus, blooming lilies and marigolds in your garden will bring in some fresh aromas and moolah as well.
8. Grow and Sell Specialized Herbs/ Dried Herbs
Much like flowers, herbs require much lesser maintenance than traditional crops. They grow in pots and containers as well. Thus, along with your backyard space, you can grow them in plastic bottles too. Then, you can market them as gifts for people who appreciate sustainable products.
I also grow a few herbs in pots. My current favorites are rosemary, mint, coriander, spearmint, lemongrass, and basil.
The advantage of herbs is that you can also sell them in a dried state. The prolonged shelf life of herbs brings down the costs of your home-based business.
9. Wine Farming and Selling
Instead of growing all sorts of fruits, you can grow particular types to make wine. Grapes are the most common fruits to make wine.
Brands like Sula have become successful by operating on a similar model. They grow grapes on their farmland to make their signature wine. Over the years, they have grown into other hospitality ventures too.
They have a bar, wine tasting sessions, events related to music and wine, and vineyard resort stays.
10. Sell Honey and Honey Related Products
It is common to find a small shop selling a variety of fresh honey outside a farm. This business is an offshoot to farmlands that are commercial flower growers.
Your output of honey will depend upon the kind of flowers that grow on the farm. Along with honey, you can sell beeswax, honey-based cosmetics, and honey farming equipment.
It is one business that I wanted to start since I was a kid. I hope that happens soon.
11. Sell Seeds, Graftings, and Saplings
The entire process of preparing the soil to harvest the produce is a long and tedious one. Not only it takes time, but it also a considerable amount of effort.
Not all garden business ideas involve this long process. You can also pick and choose the parts in between as per your convenience. You can sell indigenous/heirloom seeds, grafts/cutting of plants, or even saplings.
This process is much simple and lets you have a shorter cycle to earn revenue.
12. Grow and Sell Mushrooms
Growing fungi is different from vegetables, herbs, fruits, or crop farming. Mushrooms are grown indoors. Thus, it is a kind of vegetable gardening business that does not require an actual garden.
Few of my friends are into growing mushrooms. Their business revenues picked up when they shifted to growing some exotic fungi. They sell their fresh produce to high-end restaurants. While interacting with them, I got to know that they developed an allergy to some spores. You must ensure that you do not have an allergic reaction from a mushroom business.
13. Sell Organic Eggs and Dairy
Depending upon how much space you have on your farm, you can accommodate livestock. The easiest of all is to stock poultry consisting of hen and ducks.
If not for the meat, you can sell their fresh eggs. Moreover, you can sell the duck and goose feathers for a premium for making down jackets.
Likewise, you can make use of goats and cows. Dairy products from grass-fed bovines and goats will let you earn higher revenues.
If that goes well, you can even farm emu/ostrich, sheep, and camels. Eggs, feathers, wool, and milk of animals from your barn can provide many business ideas.
14. Selling Edible Homesteading Produce
It is one novel idea to make money from a gardening business. Homesteading is all about self-sufficiency. Your surplus bounty of tomatoes, fruits, and herbs can turn into sauces and jams.
I sell ketchup and jams from my container garden produce to my friends in the neighborhood. If you have a garden space, you will have many options for creating canned produce.
15. Selling Gardening Related Products
Along with edible products, you can also sell products/accessories related to gardening. Some easy ones that you can get your hands on are-
- organic manure/compost
- grow yourself kits
- cocopeat blocks
- plant markers
- tote bags
- organic handmade soaps
- organic candles
- garden forks/spades/shears/gloves
- gardening furniture like patio sets
- greenhouse equipment
Most of the above items you can make at home and sell. You also have the option to stock and trade.
It is the traditional Japanese art of making miniature versions of an entire tree. They are popular in urban settings where abodes are small in size.
The technique requires some special training. But once you master it, you can start and run a gardening business of bonsais.
Once your bonsais begin to sell. You can then start —–>
17. Gardening Classes
Gardening techniques like bonsai, grafting, pruning require some technical know-how.
With your experience of running a farm, you can offer gardening business tips.
You can teach others how to have a backyard garden or an indoor urban garden. Teaching in small batches showing in-person gardening activities will help your students. But if you can teach one-to-one, you can also offer online classes through videos.
18. YouTube Channel/Blog
In-person teaching or going to someone to consult does not motivate you? Then, you could be better off with a blog on your gardening activities.
There is a lot that you can write about on your gardening blog. The content can range from instructional articles to sharing gardening hacks.
But if you think you cannot write a lot. Then, you can share videos through a YouTube channel. If you have the willingness, you can share content in both written as well as video formats.
19. Gardening Consultant
Helping set up outdoor landscapes is one of the clever garden business ideas. Corporate office setups and homes need help with landscaping, fountains, natural ponds, etc.
You can consult them to put good use of their available area. Some of the options are setting up rock beds, irrigation systems, and terrace gardens. You can even offer gardening/lawn care services for others.
20. Woodworking Projects
Creating and selling items made out of woods is one of the best backyard business ideas.
You can use the lumber lying on your premises for this purpose. Else, you can start with store-bought wood slices to make small-sized handmade products.
21. Rent Out Your Garden
If growing, managing, and selling produce seems like a big job. Then, you can try the easier route by renting out your farmland.
You can let out the space for other farmers (s). Or, you could also create small plots for others to grow vegetables or a micro flower farm.
In the past, I have used such services for growing vegetables. As a customer, I loved that I did not need to buy and maintain the land. I was happy with a small plot for which I would come up with creative vegetable garden names.
Along with the farm, you can also rent your pool and the space for photographers and vloggers. Renting out your property for others creates multiple garden business ideas.
22. Sell Garden Related Stock Photograpy
Apart from letting others use your garden space for creating digital content, you can use it too.
Your garden can provide ample options for stock photography. If your blog is successful, you can use it as a tool to sell your pictures. Else, you can sell your digital art on Etsy or other stock photography websites like iStock.
23. Yoga and Meditation
Activities like yoga, meditation, tai-chi, body massages, and nature go hand-in-hand. Performing a spiritual activity amidst nature enhances the entire experience. Experiencing calm and tranquility is one of the pros of being in nature.
Even if you run a traditional gardening business, you can add yoga to it. Conducting meditative sessions will add revenue-generating options to your home gardening business.
Operating a nursery to sell saplings is one of the most common garden business ideas.
There is stiff competition in this space, which is why it requires marketing efforts. One of the ways to build a clientele is to pick a niche in your gardening business. That will help you achieve top-of-the-mind space amongst your potential customers.
Also, adding e-commerce to your nursery brand will do wonders. Shipping to areas outside your home turf will open up newer territories. Before you jump into e-commerce, you must ensure that your operations and packaging are up to the mark.
25. Sell The Vegetable and Fruit Produce
It is the most common way to make money out of your garden/farm. You can sell whatever surplus remains after consuming your produce.
For maximum benefits, you should grow the crops that fetch you maximum profits. Else, you can grow whatever suits your climatic/geographic conditions.
Also, the revenues depend upon the channel through which you make a sale. Selling direct from your farm wipes of the middlemen who eat up your revenue. But selling through trade channels also increases your distribution. Likewise, selling at farmers’ markets increases sales as well as competition.
Thus, it is prudent to be available at all channels to balance between pros and cons.
Having a garden space is an asset. It is therapeutic to watch plants grow and enjoy the harvested bounties.
Apart from eating what you grow, you can also sell the surplus harvest.
In case you are looking for more garden business ideas. Then, this article is for you. You can pick up at least two ideas from this list to start a home-based business.
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