Flower Farming Masterclass – Summer
Keep the season rolling on!
Our Summer 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 session 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:
Picking and conditioning, how to be efficient and add value.
Polytunnel crops for the summer months.
Growing – biennial sowing, dahlias and chrysanthemum planting.
Harvesting and Selling – sweet peas, hardy annuals, variety selection and pricing.
Field scale – early summer perennials including peonies.
Propagation practical – summer division to bulk favourites out quickly.
What is included in your class:
Seeds & plants
Home-cooked vegetarian lunch
Plentiful supply of tea/coffee and cake
Detailed handout for each class
Dates: Sunday June 12th
Time: 10 – 4 pm
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