Grow Flowers for Profit

You can grow flowers for profit using these helpful tips, includes information on flower farming as a small business, how to sell flowers, types of flowers to grow and equipment needed for flower farming.



Even after 14 years in her grow flowers for profit business, author Lynn Byczynski still enjoys her job.
Even after 14 years in her grow flowers for profit business, author Lynn Byczynski still enjoys her job.
PHOTO: MIKE YODER
Farmer's markets should label flowers with clearly marked prices to help increase sales.
Farmer's markets should label flowers with clearly marked prices to help increase sales.
LYNN BYCZYNSKI
These Benary's Giant zinnias are one of the easiest and longest-lasting cut flowers to grow.
These Benary's Giant zinnias are one of the easiest and longest-lasting cut flowers to grow.
MIKE YODER
Loretta White harvests flowers at an extension garden in Houston, Texas.
Loretta White harvests flowers at an extension garden in Houston, Texas.
WILLIAM D. ADAMS
After cutting, leave flowers in water or a preservative for several hours before designing an arrangement. Be sure to cut the stems again before arranging.
After cutting, leave flowers in water or a preservative for several hours before designing an arrangement. Be sure to cut the stems again before arranging.
MIKE YODER
Ann Sublette cuts sunflowers in Oakland, Oregon.
Ann Sublette cuts sunflowers in Oakland, Oregon.
RICK WETHERBEE
Plastic-mesh support netting helps produce flowers with long, straight stems.
Plastic-mesh support netting helps produce flowers with long, straight stems.
MIKE YODER











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