Although it may be something you consider as a hobby, by growing herbs for sale you can stand to make some extra cash from engaging in an activity that you love doing.
One of the benefits of growing herbs for sale is that the cost of investing is quite low. The seeds are not just inexpensive but they can be purchased anywhere. Since you intend to sell them, it would be worthwhile to pay attention to the kind that you buy; be sure to get the highest quality you can find, so the resulting product will be high grade.
Next you have to decide which ones to plant. If you are going to begin growing herbs for sale, you might as well pick a little bit from every category available (medicinal, ornamental and culinary). The advantage of getting herbs from the different categories is that you will be able to sell to a bigger market, and you will not be limiting yourself to a single group of people.
If you have any experience growing these plants (and you really should have some prior to getting into the business of selling), you would already know the ways and means to best take care of them and when to harvest the plants. To get started with the selling, you may just get some of the herbs that you no longer need and begin selling to your friends at first.
Even though you may be used to planting, it is very important if you are going to start growing herbs for sale that you follow the instructions for each seed carefully. Also, be sure that the method you use for herbs you are selling will be treated organically or not. You cannot change the way that you treat them because your customers might notice the difference.
After growing herbs for sale, getting people to know that you are selling will be easy. As stated you can just tell your friends. Another way is to post a sign in your yard that the herbs are available for sale. As for the price, a quick at the local shop will give you a good idea.
Growing herbs for sale is the next logical step for those that have grown used to tending their own gardens, and with the status of alternative medicine at an all time high, now is a great time to venture into this business.
Originally posted 2009-07-12 11:58:26.