"To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. "
- Elbert Hubbard
Owning a gardening business is a tough thing to do as you have to take responsibility for more than one garden. You must pay close attention to every plant’s needs and growth. Gardening is great physical exercise as well because you have to water, trim, rake, plant and do much more.
There are many business opportunities in the gardening business as you have the satisfaction of having a garden and making a living out of it as well by selling healthy plants, their yields or even the vermicompost of the remains of the plants.
Understanding the terrane and supplies is a must to have a successful gardening business. To help you we are here with a few ideas to improve your gardening business :-
Start a herb business
Growing your own herb plantations is a very quick way for efficient business as the growth of herb plants is rapid. Growing herbs not only reduces your expenditure but fetches you more money as the herbs are more fresh and develop your kitchen gardening skills. Herb plants can be grown in compact places making a huge profit and consumes less space.
Raised soil beds to extend the growing season even in cold weather
For rich organic soil raising the soil bed is a great option for small businesses. When the soil warms up it is easier to harvest and remove weeds with less back ache. You can also spread a sheet of black plastic to warm the soil pre-heating the cold soil giving it an extra layer. Remove the plastic when the air temperature warms. Install it again at the end of the season when the temperature is cool so that even in cold temperatures the business will profit with healthy crops.
Use terrace gardening techniques
Terrace gardening reduces room temperature. It reduces your electricity bill by natural air-conditioning your house. It is a great indoor gardening technique which will make the plantation space look great! What you grow can be pesticide-free and healthier to consume. You can also start selling these plants at good market value.
Grow organic vegetables
Organic farming is not only better for the environment but also reduces pollution, conserves water, reduces soil erosion, increases soil fertility, and uses less energy. It is pesticide-free farming which gives better crops to farmers and even to birds and animals who depend on the harvest.
The demand for organic vegetables is rising continuously. A gardening business owner can easily start an organic plantation as it doesn’t have a lot of requirements. You can plant organic vegetables in a small place or build something like a greenhouse and make good profit.
Sell the vermicompost
Vermicompost tremendously benefits the environment by reducing the need for chemical fertilizers and decreases the amount of waste going to landfills. The residue of the plants will be put to better use and also fetch you good money. Vermicompost rapidly increases plant growth and suppresses disease in plants. That is why it will profit the business as there are many buyers.