CASH IN ON YOUR HOBBY

If you’ve got green fingers or love to bake then there are plenty of ways to make money with your talent. Why not sell your baked goods at a car boot sale or even a local shop?

If you’re no longer working you can use your free time to offer your gardening services during the week when other part-time gardeners may be unable to work. You can do anything from basic upkeep of gardens to pruning and planting flowers.

You could also grow your own fruit or vegetables and sell them for a profit. Start by gardening for friends and neighbours. If they spread the word you could end up with more paid work.

You don’t have to be an expert either;  if you don’t know where to start there’s loads of help about:

  • Buy a good gardening book like the one by Alan Titchmarsh, or the RHS Gardening Month by Month guide
  • Get some advice from a local garden centre helpdesk
  • Check out the Royal Horticultural Society and Garden Advice websites

Don’t forget that you can also make your own compost and sell it. Get a discounted compost bin from your local council. Enter your postcode into this search box to see where you can get one from and how much it’ll cost.