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.


| December 2002/January 2003



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

Learn how to grow flowers for profit as a flower farmer using these helpful tips.

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I get up at dawn and drink a cup of coffee on the porch as the red sun inches over the hillside. Then I head down to the field, just a stone's throw from the house, and wade into the neat rows of zinnias, sunflowers, salvia and celosia. As I focus on cutting stems and counting the flowers, all other thoughts drift away. It's a typical summer morning in the life of this flower farmer.

My husband joins me in the field, and by 8:30 a.m. we're ready to load the buckets of flowers into the van. I eat breakfast with my two children. take a quick shower, then drive the 30 miles into town to the florist. I spend a few minutes hanging around the shop, chatting with the designers, then I pick up my check — usually $300 to $500 per delivery — and head home.

Flower farming may he the perfect home business. You can set your own hours, work outdoors and earn a decent wage. Your spouse and/or children can help. You can work as much or as little as you choose — you really are your own boss.

Even after 14 years of running my own flower business, I still enjoy almost every aspect of the job, from studying catalogs and planning crops during the winter, to cutting thousands of stems from spring until fall.

correysmith321
10/15/2015 4:55:58 PM

Wow, it seems like growing flowers for a profit is something that sounds neat to do. This sure is something to share with my mom since my father already built her a garden filled with plant wholesalers. She has a wide variety of flowers that I'm sure other people would want to buy from her. http://www.dinsan.com.au/projects/contract-growing.aspx


mackhorist
4/4/2014 7:20:31 AM

http://www.moysesflowers.co.uk/london-florists/


mackhorist
4/4/2014 7:15:18 AM

Hello Lynn Byczynski, I read this blog and these are really helpful tips for growing flowers and I totally agree with you, we focus on cutting stems and counting the flowers, all other thoughts drift away. It's a typical summer morning in the life of this flower farmer. For buying Luxury flowers visit at - http://www.moysesflowers.co.uk/luxury-bouquet/


j_22
5/24/2007 12:35:22 AM

Do you sell flower buckets (no handles, 9 liters, normally black, cheap type of plastic)? Thank you. Mother Responds: We are a magazine and do not sell flower buckets.






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