Flower-giving holidays can generate a month’s worth of revenue in a day. In this episode, we discuss planning and planting for the flower holidays with Dave Dowling of Ball ColorLink and The Gardener’s Workshop. We talk about which crops can be grown for which holidays, planting timing, color palettes, and how to hold flowers if they are ready too early.
Dave brings years of experience from his own cut flower farm to helping growers make the most of Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. We also discuss the Growing for Market Magazine article by Rebecca Kutzer-Rice, “Growing flowers for all the major floral holidays,” which is linked in the show notes.
In Shop Talk with Neversink Farm we chat about new tools, old tools, how they can benefit your farm and tips to use them successfully with Conor Crickmore of Neversink Tools, which manufactures tools for farmers. Shop talk is a segment in every episode of the Growing for Market Podcast X Neversink Farm.
We talk about how to have efficient, effective bed prep and field seeding in this episode of Shop Talk. We discuss how to keep pathways from creeping into the beds, how to use a gridder to keep plant or seeds spaced evenly, and the best seeders for different crops.
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"Growing flowers for all the major floral holidays" By Rebecca Kutzer-Rice
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