Saving Money with a Greenhouse
Greenhouses are a great way for many gardeners to save money. With a greenhouse, gardeners can overwinter many of their favorite plants, reducing the number that they buy at expensive nurseries. While some gardeners easily start their plants from seeds in order to save money each year, other gardeners appreciate the fact that they can grow their own nutritious food instead of purchasing it. However, for many gardeners, their greenhouse hobby soon develops into a small greenhouse business.
For many enthusiastic gardeners, it is easy to get carried away and end up with more plants than they even have a use for! While these plants of course make wonderful gifts, they are also easy to sell. In fact, some ambitious gardeners have been able to pay for their entire greenhouse in a single season by selling their seedlings. Plants such as tomatoes and peppers are especially popular choices among buyers. Also consider growing pots of flowers that can be sold for Easter or Mother’s Day. Some people choose to sell their plants from home, but others have had success selling at farmers’ markets or other local gatherings. To begin with, you could simply dedicate a small portion of your greenhouse towards plants to be sold at an upcoming garage sale.
While purchasing a greenhouse is initially a big investment, it is important to remember that it certainly has its pay-offs. In addition to the pleasure it brings to your life, it can also pay for itself in time by helping you to save money on your favorite plants. If you are fortunate enough to have the time and space, consider turning your hobby into a small business that will make your greenhouse gardening experience an even bigger success.