Plant Like a Flower Farmer and Get a Jump-start on Spring!

As with all things in life, the key to success is planning. Give your garden the jump-start it needs to put on a spectacular spring flower show. The time is now! Why sow in autumn? Sowing in autumn for spring flowering is one of the most important seasonal aspects of…

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Making Your Own Compost

Compost using the “hot composting” method Compost plays a vital role in any garden. It helps to build the soil and creates a fertile and healthy environment where plants will thrive. Healthy plants are more resistant to insect and disease attack due to their higher protein content. Insects are more…

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To Mulch Or Not To Mulch

Some gardeners are devout mulchers whereas others are simply not fans at all. I find myself sitting firmly with the camp who believes its virtues outweigh the vices by far. The following is by no means a scientific journal, but rather an introduction aimed at beginners to point out the…

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2 | Post Cutting Care

Almost there! The very last thing to do before you can sit back and enjoy your fresh flowers for days and days on end is to make sure that they have everything they need to be happy and continue flowering in the vase. Processing After you have cut your flower…

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1 | Cutting Flowers

OVERVIEW In this Cutting section you will learn the correct way to cut flowers like a pro, how to care for them post cutting and how to set yourself up for the following year’s growing. GOALS / OUTCOMES Understand the basic principles of cutting flowersUnderstand the importance of post cutting…

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3 | Germination Procedure

We are convinced that nothing is more fun and rewarding than growing your own plants from seed! Follow the steps below to successfully germinate your seeds in no time. If you want to know more about any of the components used in the steps below, or how to set up…

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1 | Soil Preparation

OVERVIEW In this Growing section, we will take you through the process of starting your plants from seed, preparing their growing space, all the way to flowering and everything in between.  Here is a quick list of what we will be covering: GOALS / OUTCOMES Soil PreparationLearn the basics of…

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1 | Your Flower Journey Begins Here

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” ― Alexander Graham Bell IT ALL STARTS HERE This guide is your first step towards growing beautiful, seasonal flowers. Here you will learn about the basics of plants, their most fundamental needs and how to cater for these needs to ensure an…

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7 | Maintenance

No doubt your plants are happy and growing well. You have spent a lot of time and effort to give them the best possible chance to thrive and reward you with gorgeous flowers. However, mother nature isn’t one to be underestimated and provides us with plenty of challenges to overcome…

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6 | Growing On

Your seedlings should now be growing along happily in their new home. At this stage they won’t require as much baby-ing, however it is still important to keep an eye on them while they are still busy establishing themselves. Establishing and caring for plants Watering - Keep in mind that…

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