The first edition of The Flower Farmer: An Organic Grower’s Guide to Raising and Selling Cut Flowers helped thousands of small growers start successful cut-flower businesses. This expanded and thoroughly revised second edition has become equally influential for backyard novices and experienced growers alike.
New sections in this edition include:
- Utilizing greenhouses
- Recommendations for flower cultivars
- Post-harvest handling
Also updated is the acclaimed resource directory, complete with sources of seeds, plants and supplies, and expert information on organic production under the National Organic Program.
For the beginner and backyard gardener, there is an extensive section on the basics, including:
- Variety selection
- Soil preparation
- Planting, cultivation & harvest
- Floral design
For the commercial grower, The Flower Farmer, 2nd Edition includes information about:
- Larger-scale production
- Advice about selling to florists, wholesalers, and supermarkets
- Understanding the wedding and farmers market customers
This updated edition also includes revised profiles of successful growers, offering behind-the-scenes insight into the operation of some of the most cutting-edge flower farmers in the country. Because of the extensive revisions and enhanced content, The Flower Farmer, 2nd Edition is essential reading for those already in the flower business, as well as those who dream of growing flowers for enjoyment or profit.