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The Flower Farmer: An Organic Grower's Guide to Raising and Selling Cut Flowers
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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Apr 09, 2009 Sara rated it 5 of 5 stars
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. :)
Jul 30, 2013 Jonathan rated it 5 of 5 stars
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.