Rent out your land to a gardener

Earn or get fresh fruits, veggies, herbs, and flowers

Get Started

1 Sign Up

Start by creating your garden plot listing. Think of it like a profile page for your available land.

What's in a listing?

You fill out details about your plot, upload photos, and choose the pricing model (monthly/annual $, a portion of the produce, or a hybrid model). Your listing helps potential gardeners get a sense of what your garden plot is like.


Even though you enter your complete street address, people can only see its approximate location on a map when they view your listing. Once a gardener contacts you, it's up to you to decide whether you want to share your full address with them.

We're here to help

From listing your plot, to choosing a pricing model, to understanding your responsibilities under local laws, to building relationships with gardeners and agreeing on rental terms — we've got tools and resources for you.

2 Local gardeners find your listing and contact you

You'll receive messages from gardeners that are interested in your plot.

Message your gardeners

Messaging online helps you get to know gardeners and answer any questions.

Meet up

Once you feel comfortable with a gardener, invite them to come see your plot. This will give you both an opportunity to decide if the arrangement is mutually beneficial. If either of you aren't satisfied, you can part ways amicably.

Sign a contract

We provide a template that you can use for your contract. The agreement includes terms like available access days/times, payment terms, how watering works, etc. You can, of course, choose to do a verbal agreement too, if you both want to be more informal.

3 Your garden grows!

Your gardener will get to work, planting seeds, managing the soil health, watering, weeding, and handling pests. In no time, you'll have a beautiful garden growing on your property.

Enjoy the crops

If your arrangement included in-kind payment of some of the produce, you will be enjoying fresh & healthy vegetables, fruits, and herbs.

Get paid

If your arrangement included a cash payment, you'll be receiving money from your gardener. Common payment methods include cash, money orders, personal checks, and of course bank transfers or PayPal.

The gardening season ends

Once your gardening contract expires, you can choose to extend it for another season, cease using the plot for a garden, or re-list your plot on YardYum in search of a new gardener. It's up to you!

Put your land to good use :)

List your plot today