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  • November Hoop House Update – Hardy Annual Cut Flowers

    To say that the weather over this past month has been wacky would be an understatement. It was less than three weeks ago that I was complaining about temperatures in the 90s – and now, it’s snowing and in the teens! With such a wide fluctuation in temperature, I’veĀ  not done a very good job at planning and getting the seedlings into the hoop house. Alas, I’ve finally completed the process. Let’s take a closer look at what’s growing. I’m experimenting with growing freesia again this year. I have some in the ground, as well as in pots. I’ve read that they’re hardy to zone 8, so in my mind,…

  • Selecting Double and Single Stock Flowers – Growing Flowers – Cut Flower Farm

    I’ll be the first to admit that I personally don’t have the best record when it comes to attempting to grow stock flowers. Sure, I’ve had some success, but none of the super amazing harvests of cut flowers that you see from “real” flower farmers. Even so, I thought we would just take a quick second to look at the process of selecting stock seedlings. Admittedly, I don’t know much about this process, but what I do know intrigues me. Most commonly, you see heirloom scented stock seed offered online. These plants almost always produce single flowers. However, many stock flowers used specifically for use as cut flowers. Because of…