Having a herb garden and perhaps a home-based herb business (cultivating herbs for sale) has always been a fantasy of mine. I’ve checked books out at my local library on the subject and perused gourmet store shelves, daydreaming about how much fun it would be to grow my own herbs from home and sell them to restaurants and stores to bring in some extra money.
And there are only a couple of things stopping me from starting my own home-based herb business:
- Number one: I don’t have any sun in my yard. I live in the midst of a tall stand of pines.
- Number two: I can’t keep a plant alive to save myself. I am the original brown thumb.
But I cling to the fantasy. Who knows? Maybe one day I’ll have a patch of sunny land, and I can give it a try. In the meantime, if you’re good in the garden and have a sunny spot, this is a home business you may want to consider.
I found this great article in Mother Earth News that not only details how one woman started a home-based herb business, but also how much money she brings in with it and how she does it. It’s Start a Home Business with Herbs! I am salivating just reading it.
If you’re interested in starting a home-based herb business or learning to grow herbs for your own enjoyment, I recommend Homegrown Herbs: A Complete Guide to Growing, Using, and Enjoying More than 100 Herbs by Tammi Hartung, which is available on Amazon.