Flower Farming Masterclass – Spring
Get ready for the growing season
Our Spring session of three practical on-farm workshops looking at how to grow, harvest and sell quality cut flowers over the season.
A small group will join Ashley and Rachel for this hands on day that will take you step by step through our growing techniques and systems that have enabled us to run a successful cut flower business for fourteen years. This course is aimed at new flower farmers who are just beginning or have completed a season or two and feel the need to refine their skills.
Each workshop will be divided between the greenhouse, tunnel, field and flower studio. The focus will be on improving your skills and knowledge in all of these areas and learning how to cultivate a balanced approach to growing and selling.
In this session we will cover the following:
Propagation – greenhouse and propagating equipment, tips on success with sowing and growing on, schedules for continuity and basal cuttings of dahlias and chrysanthemums.
Harvest and selling – spring flowering bulbs, variety selection, pricing, tunnel vs. outdoors.
Field scale – early woody cuts.
Growing sweet peas – supporting, training, indoors vs. outdoors.
Getting roses and dahlias off to a good start.
Tools and equipment to make your work more efficient.
Irrigation, feeding systems and water management.
What is included in your class:
Seeds & Cuttings
Home-cooked vegetarian lunch
Plentiful supply of tea/coffee and cake
Detailed handout for each class
Time: 10 – 4 pm
Cost: £220 (10% discount if all 3 Masterclasses booked together, we will reimburse you afterwards)
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