All about the Money, Grow Your Own

Selling Plants to make extra cash

Selling plants that you have grown can be a really good way to make some extra money. I do it to fund my allotment, and now that I am hoping to turn Chateau du Bralee into a viable business I will be pushing any profits into that. It isn’t going to make me rich, not even close but it saves the plants going to waste and also provides a little bit extra money for me.

As I have plants in the house, in the garden, and at the allotment, I grow a lot of seeds every year. I always plant a lot more than I actually need so there are always surplus plants. After I have given them away to friends and family I still seem to have loads left so I started listing them on Facebook Marketplace. I was so surprised that people actually wanted to buy them from me. People like the idea of growing their own fruits and vegetables but they do not have the time or skills to start them off from seeds.

What plants sell well?

There are a lot of plants that sell particularly well:

  • Tomatoes
  • Strawberry
  • Cucumber
  • Herbs
  • Chilli
  • Pepper
  • Lavender
  • Courgette
  • Sweetcorn
  • Geraniums
  • Peace Lily
  • Spider Plant

Where is the best place for selling plants?

If you are serious about making some extra cash from selling seeds then there are a few places that you can look:

  • Facebook Marketplace – This is how I sell my plants. I take a lot of photos and place a new listing each week of what I have available with the prices.
  • Car boot Sales – I have done one carboot sale so far and had pretty good success selling plants there. If you have the luck of the weather and the time to spend then this could be a real money spinner at the bootsales.
  • A table outside your house – I can’t do this because my street doesn’t really have a lot of people going down it. If you do have a lot of people going that way then you could set up a little stall. You could either bribe your children into manning it for you or put an honesty box there. I think I would go for the second because my daughter would either refuse to do it or cost me more than I could make!