How To Make Money At Home Growing Small Landscape Plants On 1 20 Acre
Or Less

How To Make Money At Home Growing Small Landscape Plants On 1 20 Acre Or Less



How to​ Make Money at​ Home Growing Small Landscape Plants on​ 1/20 Acre or​ Less
Small town,​ big town,​ it​ doesn’t matter,​ if​ you​ have a​ small area in​ your backyard that you​ can use for planting,​ then you​ can make money growing small plants at​ home .​
Actually you​ can make pretty good money on​ 1/40 of​ one acre .​
That’s an​ area about 30 feet by 40 feet.

You will be amazed at​ how many plants you​ can fit in​ an​ area that small,​ and at​ how much money you​ can make .​
Even apartment dwellers can do this! If you​ live in​ an​ apartment,​ just to​ get a​ feel for how fun and rewarding a​ tiny nursery can be,​ find somebody with a​ little piece of​ ground that they will either let you​ use,​ let you​ rent it,​ or​ do a​ joint venture with you.

Is there really a​ market for small plants? the​ market is​ huge,​ something like 4 billion dollars last year alone,​ and the​ demand is​ tremendous .​
As a​ small grower,​ you​ have a​ tremendous advantage over the​ larger nurseries,​ their overhead is​ very high .​
As a​ backyard grower,​ yours will be almost nothing.

You might be asking; I​ live in​ a​ small town in​ a​ rural area,​ how many plants can I​ really sell?
Tens of​ thousands if​ you​ want to​ .​
Most people don’t realize it,​ but large wholesale growers are the​ largest buyers of​ small plants in​ the​ country .​
They sell so many plants that they just can not produce them fast enough themselves,​ so they buy them from wherever they can find them .​
Just pack them up in​ a​ cardboard box and ship them anywhere you​ want.

I routinely buy large quantities of​ small plants and have them shipped thousands of​ miles to​ my house .​
Why do I​ buy plants if​ I​ know how to​ grow them myself? There are a​ lot of​ reasons,​ but one is​ because I​ am impatient and don’t like to​ grow Japanese Maples from seed .​
I​ can buy Japanese Maple seedlings for as​ little as​ 75 cents and all I​ have to​ do is​ pot them up and watch them grow.

I also buy large quantities of​ flowering shrubs that I​ would like to​ start propagating myself .​
I​ buy them for 50 cents,​ pot them up,​ and often sell them the​ next year for $4.97 .​
But in​ the​ meantime I​ take cuttings from them to​ propagate for next year’s crop .​
Then I​ never have to​ buy that variety again .​
Those are the​ same reasons that many wholesale nurseries are always looking for great deals on​ small plants .​
When they find someone like you,​ growing in​ their backyard,​ they are delighted because they know they can buy what they need for less money from a​ small backyard grower than they can if​ they buy from a​ large nursery.

It only stands to​ reason,​ your overhead is​ almost nothing,​ you​ don’t have to​ raise the​ price of​ your plants to​ pay for buildings,​ hundreds of​ acres of​ land,​ trucks,​ tractors,​ and dozens of​ employees .​
How much money do you​ need to​ get started? Almost none .​
All you​ have to​ do is​ root some cuttings,​ and you’re on​ your way! There are dozens of​ easy plant propagation techniques that are so easy to​ learn that young children can do them,​ and with great success,​ I​ might add.

This propagation information is​ available to​ you​ free of​ charge at​ www.freeplants.com
The size of​ the​ area you​ need to​ get started is​ really up to​ you,​ but an​ area about the​ size of​ a​ picnic table is​ a​ start .​
I’m serious .​
I​ root my cuttings in​ flats that are about 12 by 15,​ and can get between 100 and 150 cuttings per flat .​
In an​ area about the​ size of​ a​ picnic table you​ should be able to​ root several thousand cuttings at​ a​ time .​
And guess what? as​ soon as​ they are well rooted,​ they have a​ value and can be sold immediately! Isn’t that cool? Typically a​ rooted cutting is​ worth about 50 cents .​
Let’s see now,​ 1500 cuttings at​ 50 cents each,​ that’s $750!!! Wow!!! the​ wheels should be turning now .​
But you​ don't have to​ sell 50 cent plants,​ you​ can grow them until they’re bigger and get more money for them .​
That’s what I​ do,​ I​ pot them up in​ small pots and they sell like crazy right from my driveway at​ $4.97 each .​
This spring we sold over $25,​000 worth of​ $4.97 plants right from our driveway .​
One of​ the​ people that bought my Backyard Nursery E-book held a​ sale this spring and sold $2,​800 worth of​ plants her first weekend .​
She was ecstatic! Of course we also sold plants for much more than that .​
I​ used to​ grow Japanese Red Maples and we sold those for $45 each,​ and they sold like hot cakes!

This is​ one of​ the​ most fun and rewarding home businesses you​ could ever get involved in​ .​
My kids have learned work ethics,​ the​ value of​ a​ dollar,​ and skills that will last them a​ lifetime .​
Any time they needed a​ little extra money all they had to​ do was step out the​ back door and earn the​ money they needed.

It costs very little to​ get started,​ and the​ rewards can be quite high .​
It’s certainly not a​ get rich quick plan (because there is​ no such thing!),​ but plenty of​ people have done very well in​ the​ nursery business .​
All it​ takes is​ determination and hard work .​
You can learn it​ as​ you​ go along .​
It’s much easier than you​ think.




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