Pay Dirt: How To Make $10,000 a Year From Your Backyard Garden

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F+W Media, Jan 1, 2010 - Gardening - 240 pages
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There's gold to be dug in backyard gardens! But to turn dirt into dough, amateur farmers need some business tips. In the face of rising food prices and food poisoning scares, people want locally grown food, giving small gardeners the chance to turn a profit--a healthy, green (not to mention good-for-you) profit. In this practical, step-by-step guide, you will learn how to:

  • Sell overstock to local restaurants
  • Participate in farmer's markets
  • Grow cut flowers to sell
  • Package your produce attractively
  • Keep honey bees, chickens, and other alternative produce
Packed full of gardening, marketing, and selling tips and tricks, this book shows you how to develop your own small plots of land (less than an acre) into a money-making resource. A good garden is full of greenbacks!

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About the author (2010)

John Tullock (Powell, TN) has written thirteen how-to books and illustrated several of them with his photography. His enormously successful Natural Reef Aquariums is now in its fifth printing. The American Horticulture Society named his Growing Hardy Orchids on of the five "Great Garden Books" of 2006. Tullock grew up on his family's farm. During the 1980s, he operated a retail business that farmed five acres organically. After moving back to the city in the late 1990s, he stated selling plants from his suburban garden, eventually operating a mail-order rare-plant nursery until 2003. Now a full-time author and consultant, he works from his home and garden near Knoxville, TN.

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