Many people grow flowers as a hobby, but most people don’t know you can actually make great money growing flowers. But wouldn’t that be a big time commitment with low profits? Not at all. In fact, if you can spare 8 hours a week, you can earn $200 weekly just by growing flowers. Here’s how:
Flowers continue to grow in popularity. Think about it. Flowers are everywhere: backyards, parks, shopping centers, restaurants, hotels, offices and more. They’re often a gift for birthdays and holidays, such as Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day. Someone has to grow these flowers. Why not you?
Growing flowers for profit doesn’t take a huge commitment. You can still have a full-time job or other commitments, and be able to grow profitable plants. While flowers do need care everyday, you can fit it around your already busy schedule. So, do you have eight hours to spare a week? Great. Now what kind of money can you make?
Flower growers make, on average, $25 an hour. So, work eight hours, and you can make around $200. All you have to do is grow healthy flowers, and in particular the types of flowers people want and sell them at the right places.
Growing healthy flowers shouldn’t be too difficult. You might have to do some trial and error at first to find out what grows best in your area. While the flowers are growing, make sure they have healthy soil. Only use organic materials, such as organic fertilizers. Organic materials will help your plants stay healthy without a lot of plant stress. Put mulch in your garden to control the weeds. Don’t forget about those pesky insect pests. Get some insecticidal soaps, Neem or “sticky traps” to help control that potential problem. Also, don’t forget about wind damage if your plants aren’t in a sheltered location. Netting can help support and protect flowers as they grow.
Next, be sure to grow the types of flowers people want. Talk to your customers. Ask what they want. Having the varieties that are in demand will lead to good profits.
And finally, be sure to sell your flowers at the best locations. Growing for market is the best way to get top dollar for your flowers. Try out your local farmers’ market. These fun events draw big crowds looking for the best local growers. That could be you. There are many other places you can sell your flowers, including: to florists and grocery stores, roadside stands, mail-order sales, fundraisers and more. There are dozens of creative ways to sell flowers.
Making money from flowers isn’t difficult. It doesn’t require a huge time commitment either. If you have eight hours to spare a week, then you can make $200 growing for profit. Try to grow healthy plants and the types of flowers people want. And finally, be sure to sell them at the right places. Get out there and meet customers and show them why your flowers are the best. Soon your backyard nursery can be making the profits you’ve dreamed of. To learn more, read: Growing Flowers for Profit.