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Introduction to Cut Flowers
August 25, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Looking for a way to complement your market offerings throughout the season? Cut flowers could be one way to diversify and increase profitability. This workshop will cover the basics of growing and marketing cut flowers.
|4:10–4:40||Site selection, soil testing, soil amendments and cover cropsLala Kumar, Horticulture Specialist, MU Extension|
|4:40–6:00||Crop planning, getting started and harvest Ethan Jones, Owner/Grower, Wild Goose Gardens, Osceola, MO*|
|6:10-7:00||Equipment, marketing and discussionEthan Jones, Owner/Grower, Wild Goose Gardens, Osceola, MO*|
*Wild Goose Gardens is a small farm specializing in Cut flower production for the floral trade in Kansas City and Springfield. The farm started growing flowers in 1998 and now grows about 100 different crops a year.