The Flower Farmer's Year How to Grow Cut Flowers for by Georgie Newbery

By Georgie Newbery

The Flower Farmer’s yr is a mild, interesting examine how you can plant, continue, and hold evolving a effective cut-flower backyard. no matter if you need to dedicate a nook of your backyard to a stand of candy peas and a few cosmos, soak up flower construction for gate revenues, or make a livelihood from reduce plants, Georgie Newbery will take you thru every thing from making plans your backyard to budgeting and advertising. With lots of tales approximately error she’s made alongside the way in which, this publication is a realistic guide that teaches easy methods to become involved in neighborhood, sustainable flower construction for the house or commercially.

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New plant cultivars may be subject to ‘PBR’ (plant breeders’ rights), which is like copyright for plant breeders and gives them (international) financial rights in the form of royalties. This applies to selling not only propagated plants but also harvested material – cut flowers and foliage. Usually plants are labelled if they are subject to PBR. In a small patch, so not too great an area to manage, experimenting with no-dig is a good idea. Perhaps, if you start with three rotating beds, you might have one no-dig bed, one half-dig (which I suppose is what we do – lots of layering, but never double-digging) and one double-dig (as your grandfather might have taught you).

So plants for sale need to be sold in recycled plant-matter compost. New plant cultivars may be subject to ‘PBR’ (plant breeders’ rights), which is like copyright for plant breeders and gives them (international) financial rights in the form of royalties. This applies to selling not only propagated plants but also harvested material – cut flowers and foliage. Usually plants are labelled if they are subject to PBR. In a small patch, so not too great an area to manage, experimenting with no-dig is a good idea.

The compost itself can also be used to make compost tea, which you can use to feed your soil with not only nutrients but good bacteria – making it a happy home for your plants when you’re ready to plant them out. Home-made liquid feeds Another important ingredient in your cut-flower plot is a small clump of nettles – make sure you have some behind your compost heap or in a similar tucked-away spot. These will feed the butterflies, and will also give you the ingredients for nettle tea – a highnitrogen feed to get your plants going early in the season.

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