A Home Greenhouse is a great
investment and your hobby can easily be turned
into a Business. You can enjoy Greenhouse
gardening, feed your family nutritious healthy
food and make money with your
Greenhouse Business at the same time.
All those Seedlings and Plants
that you do not have any room for can be
turned into Cash. Due to the high cost
of transportation and the trend to buy locally
grown produce, now is a great time to make
some extra money with your plants.
Here are some creative Ideas and
Information for making money with your
Greenhouse and a few examples of where
you might want to pursue selling your
plants for extra Income.
Florist Shops are a great place to sell
your plants and cut flowers. Florists
are usually premium product sellers and your
profit from this type of sale should be really
good. You should pot your plants into pretty
containers, as product quality and
presentation are the key.
Most Florists will take your plants on a
consignment basis and pay you at the end of
the week or month. They can be a steady market
for your plants and they can let you know
ahead of time about what seasonal plants they
may be looking for.
Flea Markets are another venue where you might
consider selling your plants and
produce. It could be a full or part time
business for you. Most Flea Markets charge
$20-30 for a weekend sale; the amount of
traffic you get is excellent and it is a very
reasonable way to sell your products.
If you do not want to invest money and/or time
at the Flea Market, another way would be to
offer your plants and fresh produce to a Flea
Market operator on a consignment basis for
resale or you could see if he would be
interested in buying them directly and resell
them. This way you have no investment in time
In general, a Flea Market will have less
competition for fresh produce than a Farmer's
Market, but a Farmer's Market will have more
people specifically looking to buy fruit and
Income from Selling Plants, Fruit
and Vegetables !
Farmers Markets work pretty much the same way
as the Flea Markets, only Farmers Markets tend
to focus on fruits and vegetables. You can
work the Farmers Markets the same way as you
would the Flea Markets. You can share the cost
of a stall or sell your produce to a
grower who is already there.
Many people come to the Farmers Market to buy
fresh fruit and vegetables; you can sell a lot
of them, so you need to bring enough to last
Selling to Farmers Markets allows you more
flexibility than selling to Restaurants. If,
for whatever reason, you do not deliver the
produce expected, the repercussions are less
Some ideas for a successful display:
signs for all your fruit and vegetables
with each name and price.
as many of your fruit and vegetables out
as you can, while still keeping them fresh
in shade, as people like a large display
to choose from.
each of your crops in a group to make
large blocks of color.
People love to stop at Roadside Stands to buy
fresh fruit and vegetables. You do not have to
travel far to sell your crops,
roadside stands can be close to your home.
you want to sell your produce at a Roadside
whether there are any rules about
Roadside Stands and signs.
for a place with high visibility,
where your Roadside Stand can be
for a place where a lot of cars go
by and where the cars go slow enough
to be able to stop.
for a place where people can park
Cash from Greenhouse Plants!
Health Food Stores
Food Stores love local food suppliers and they
are a great place to sell your herbs,
fruit, vegetables, cut flowers and just
about anything else you can grow in your Greenhouse
and/or garden. You can sell your items as
ready to eat or to grow in pots and
Having a Greenhouse is a great
benefit, as you can provide fruits or
vegetables that would be typically out of
season and this will help you get better
prices for your products.
For this market you will need to be consistent
and able to deliver products on a regular
Local Restaurants are also a great place to
sell your herbs, fruit and vegetables.
In this case, as well, having a Home
Greenhouse is a great plus, as you can
provide fruits or vegetables that would be
typically out of season.
If you want to sell to Local Restaurants, you
will need to talk with the owners and chefs.
You will need to be consistent and able to
deliver the right quantity of the right
quality at the right time.
Before you invest time and money
in this venture, check all state agricultural
laws carefully, some prohibit certain or even
all types of plant sales across state lines.
Also, some shippers will not ship soil, or
heat sensitive shipments.
The restrictions on seeds are a lot easier to
work with and the internet might be a good
marketplace for Seed Sale.
In addition, take into consideration the cost
of shipping, as it is sometimes more than the
cost of the plant itself.
Seeds can be traded on-line on trading
sites, where for the price of postage you can
trade for other Seeds or
Plants you are looking for.
There is a great demand for quality Seeds,
as hybrid and crossbred plants have invaded
the marketplace. You can collect Seeds
from your growing seasons and in your Greenhouse
and you can sell them on the internet. Check
your state requirements on Selling Seeds,
as many states have regulations on the
packaging and Selling of Seeds.
Sell Plants Seasonally
To Sell Plants Seasonally you should
plan your Greenhouse or garden for
seasonal plantings. Vegetable and annuals in 4
in. pots sell well in the spring, for example.
Check what the large garden centers are
selling at various times of the year.
Yard Sales/Garage Sales
can have a Garage Sale and add some of your
plants, fruit and vegetables to the sale, or
you can have a Yard Sale with just plants,
fruit and vegetables. Your friends and
neighbors will make great repeat customers.
A Yard Sale ad in your local newspaper and a
few yard and street signs will bring a lot of
customers. You could open up your Greenhouse
and let your customers pick the fresh fruit
and vegetables that they want and pay by the
pound. You can do this at your convenience
right in your backyard.
There are many other markets where you can
sell your plants. These are just a few
A Greenhouse is certainly a great Idea
to have an healthier lifestyle and to earn
We have the perfect Greenhouses for
sale to fulfill every growing need.