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Book Data

ISBN: 9781933392653
Year Added to Catalog: 2007
Book Format: Paperback
Book Art: Full-color illustrations throughout
Dimensions: 8 x 10
Number of Pages: 284
Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Release Date: March 31, 2008
Web Product ID: 374

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The Flower Farmer, Revised and Expanded

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"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."

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The domestic cut flower business has experienced a renaissance in the past decade, thanks in large part to the first edition of The Flower Farmer: An Organic Grower’s Guide to Raising and Selling Cut Flowers, which helped thousands of small growers start successful businesses. This newly expanded and thoroughly revised edition will be equally as influential for novices and experienced growers alike.

With the cut flower business growing at record rates, demand is at all time highs, challenging growers to take advantage of new techniques to prolong the harvest. New sections on utilizing greenhouses, recommendations for flower cultivars, and post harvest handling growers throughout all of North America will help improve their bottom line. 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.

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Because of the extensive revisions and enhanced content, this new edition of The Flower Farmer is essential reading for those already in the flower business, as well as those who dream of growing flowers for enjoyment or profit.


About the Author

Lynn Byczynski

Lynn Byczynski edits and publishes Growing for Market, a periodical for market gardeners and farmers that has been published since 1992. She is also the author of The Flower Farmer: An Organic Grower's Guide to Raising and Selling Cut Flowers (Chelsea Green, 2007) and The Hoophouse Handbook. She and her husband own Seeds from Italy, the U.S. mail-order distributor for Franchi Sementi, an Italian heirloom seed company. They own a small farm near Lawrence, Kansas, where they grow cut flowers and Italian vegetables. ...

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