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The Flower Farmer Lynn Byczynski

The Flower Farmer By Lynn Byczynski

The Flower Farmer by Lynn Byczynski

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Expert flower grower Lynn Byczynski provides a complete introduction to raising a cornucopia of cut flowers for home use and for sale to retail customers, florists, and other markets.

The Flower Farmer Summary

The Flower Farmer: An Organic Grower's Guide to Raising and Selling Cut Flowers, 2nd Edition by Lynn Byczynski

From taking cuttings to winning new customers, this is the guide to growing beautiful organic flowers for enjoyment or profit

Over 75,000 copies sold!

The first edition of The Flower Farmer: An Organic Grower's Guide to Raising and Selling Cut Flowers helped thousands of small growers start successful cut-flower businesses. This expanded and thoroughly revised second edition has become equally influential for backyard novices and experienced growers alike.

New sections in this edition include:

  • Utilizing greenhouses
  • Recommendations for flower cultivars
  • Post-harvest handling

Also updated is the acclaimed resource directory, complete with sources of seeds, plants and supplies, and expert information on organic production under the National Organic Program.

For the beginner and backyard gardener, there is an extensive section on the basics, including:

  • Variety selection
  • Soil preparation
  • Planting, cultivation & harvest
  • Floral design

For the commercial grower, The Flower Farmer, 2nd Edition includes information about:

  • Larger-scale production
  • Advice about selling to florists, wholesalers, and supermarkets
  • Understanding the wedding and farmers market customers

This updated edition also includes revised profiles of successful growers, offering behind-the-scenes insight into the operation of some of the most cutting-edge flower farmers in the country. Because of the extensive revisions and enhanced content, The Flower Farmer, 2nd Edition is essential reading for those already in the flower business, as well as those who dream of growing flowers for enjoyment or profit.

The Flower Farmer Reviews

If you ever have plans to become a commercial flower grower, this book will be invaluable. The author provides in-depth information on every aspect of the subject.--Connie Krochmal, BellaOnline Floral Design Editor

About Lynn Byczynski

Lynn Byczynski is publisher and editor of a monthly news letter Growing for Market. She also operates Wild Onion Farm in Lawrence, Kansas, where she resides with her husband and two children. For more information, please visit the website of Growing for Market at

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The Flower Farmer: An Organic Grower's Guide to Raising and Selling Cut Flowers, 2nd Edition by Lynn Byczynski
Chelsea Green Publishing Co
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