How to Make Money With Your Garden

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Enjoy growing crops in your garden? Of course you do. And that’s why your garden is bursting with ripe fruits and veggies. But now after all that hard work, you’re realizing: I can’t eat my produce fast enough!

Worried your fruits and veggies might go bad before you can use them, we’ve got a solution to your problem! Here are some simple tips to make a little extra green ($$$$) from your green thumb!

Vegetables

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Depending on where you live, many vegetables in your garden may all be ready to harvest at the same time, making it extra difficult to eat them. Instead of letting them go to waste, you can promote buying local veggies by selling your crops.

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You can sell veggies from your garden in many different ways, from making connections with local markets to joining food festivals. Choose an outlet that makes you feel comfortable because, if you’re successful, you’ll be doing it every time you harvest crops. Since your vegetables are locally grown in your garden, make sure to mention that they’re all organic.

Fruits

Berries slightly differ from vegetables when you’re selling them. It’s best to package the berries and fruits into containers to ensure that they won’t be squished. If you’re looking to sell the berries, you should bulk the containers and bulk the deals.

If any of the crops are very ripe, then it’s helpful to offer them for a discount. You can also make them into jams and sell them that way.

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Plants

Similar to selling vegetables and fruits, you can sell your plants in a variety of ways, but it should be one that makes you comfortable. From selling in front of your home or selling at a local farmer’s market, it’ll be a good way to promote your garden.

Canned Goods

Be sustainable and avoid food waste by converting leftover or ripe crops into jelly. Not only will you reduce waste by using all crops, but you’ll also help the environment by reusing jars to store the jelly.

Give a Gift

Just in case you don’t end up selling all of your produce or you just plain old feel benevolent, giving a basket of your crops is a nice gift for a neighbor or friend.

(h/t Huffington Post)

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