51: Part 2: From Seed to Success: A Blossoming Flower Farming Journey with Amanda Powell

Its time for Part 2, with  Roz and Amanda Powell. They continue their conversation about flower farming. They delve into essential recommendations for flower farmers, emphasising the importance of pricing confidently and not undervaluing your products.

They encourage growers to be kind to themselves, embrace their unique blooms, and focus on intentional growing. The hosts also share insights on achieving efficiency and productivity in flower farming.

Key Takeaways:

  • Crunch the numbers and price your flowers confidently.
  • Embrace imposter syndrome and gain confidence in your products.
  • Be kind to yourself, take pride in your blooms, and grow intentionally.
  • Study colors, textures, and note what works for your farm.
  • Consider strategic placement of compost heaps for efficiency.
  • Discover unique and lesser-known flower varieties for a distinct offering.

Recommended Books:
1. “Half-Hour Allotment” by Lia Leendertz
2. “The Cut Flower Source Book” by Rachel Siegfried
3. “A Guide to Floral Mechanics” by Sarah Diligent
4. “From Seed to Bloom” by Millie Proust
5. “The Lean Farm” by Ben Hartman
6. “The Flower Hunter” by Lucy Hunter
7. “The Art of Wearable Flowers” by Susan McCleary
8. “The Cut Flower Garden” by Erin Benzakein
9. “The Flower Farmer Year” by Georgie Newbery

Recommended Flowers:

  • Cream Upstart Tulip
  • Geranium 'Splish Splash'
  • Stocks (Apricot variety)
  • Myrtle
  • White Purity Cosmos
  • White Mallow
  • Volcano Dahlia (Pink variety)

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