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

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Provides a complete introduction to raising a cornucopia of cut flowers for home use and for sale to retail customers, florists, and other markets.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 1st 1997 by Chelsea Green Publishing Company
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Rhode
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
May 09, 2008 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. :)
Ethan
May 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Nick Woodall
A well-organized book, with lots of ideas. Chock full of advice with real stories and how to do it!
Amy
Feb 11, 2008 rated it really liked it
The nuts and bolts or stamens and pistols (hehe!) of knowing how to grow and market flowers...
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