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The Flower Farmer: An Organic Grower's Guide to Raising and Selling Cut Flowers

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Acre-for-acre, flowers are the most profitable--as well as the most beautiful--crop on the farm. In "The Flower Farmer" expert flower grower Lynn Byczynski provides a complete introduction to raising a cornucopia of cut flowers for home use and for sale to retail customers, florists, and other markets. The book offers detailed, manageable plans for flower growing on a scal ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 1st 1997 by Chelsea Green Publishing Company
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Sunny
Awesome!!! I bought this book because I was considering flower farming as a business as my city is rife with farmer's markets and other good local outlets to sell bouquets in. It was helpful in all the ways you'd want a niche business book to be. Written in a friendly manner with loads of illustrations, it included:
- case studies, told story-style, of real life, local, organic flower farmers across the US.
- basics about how to run a flower farm, including soil, space requirements, seasonal workl
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Sara
Apr 09, 2009 Sara rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone who loves flowers and is on the scent for a home business
Recommended to Sara by: R, sorta
I just finished reading this this evening and I WANT TO DO THIS! One day. Sometime. It's all my big sister's fault (that's you, R). The author makes it sound so feasible, yet entirely (am I sweating?) real. I could grow flowers. People would buy them here. I feel sure of it. And I already have loads of books on flower arranging. Boy, wouldn't it be fun to have acres of zinnias? For now (if I can ever get up enough courage to sink spade into this soil) a patch of cosmos will be enough. :)
Nick Woodall
A well-organized book, with lots of ideas. Chock full of advice with real stories and how to do it!
Jonathan
Bycznski has written what is probably the definitive book for starting specialty cut flower growers. Written in a readable style assuming minimal knowledge with great photographs, it is an easy read that doesn't gloss over the labor and pitfalls but still manages to inspire. I highly recommend this to anybody interested in commercial cut flowers on any scale.
Ethan
May 20, 2013 Ethan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is a really good book!! it has everything you need to know about growing flowers, selling them to florist and anything you need to know to get started with your business and
it's really inspiration.
Amy
Feb 11, 2008 Amy rated it really liked it
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The nuts and bolts or stamens and pistols (hehe!) of knowing how to grow and market flowers...
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