Flower farmers work experience days
If you want to know practical hints and tips to make your flower growing more productive, then these are the sessions for you.
With a small Socially distanced group, you'll learn about seasonal practical tasks, and how to make them efficient and timely, so you can grow the most flowers with the least input. Part workshop, part hands on practical experience these sessions will teach you the similarities and differences between gardening and flower farming
Our sessions will cover one topic each time, and you'll get stuck in to working on at least 3 different projects to give you confidence and practice in the techniques you'll need.
Upcoming sessions will cover
12th August - Seed Collecting, - fresh seeds make the strongest plants, so you'll learn about the seeds we collect here at the farm and help to harvest them
9th September - Early Autumn sowing and planting - direct sowing, planting out Biennials and Annuals from plugs, and dividing perennials
30th September - Dahlias rogueing and keeping them blooming until the first frosts.
All sessions are 9.30-12.30am
Next season will also include - Getting a second flush of flowers from perennials, Dried flower collection and storage, Water and Feed, Roses for cut flowers. Weeding - but only if it's needed, Water and feed,
Please contact Claire if you want more information.