What are the best practices and systems for harvesting and post-harvest handling of flowers, herbs, and foliages before they leave the field and workshop, to safeguard that quality? This survey of 5 specialty cut-flower growers distills the collective and cumulative wisdom of three-quarters of a century of farming and selling flowers, from the Slow Flowers community.
A guide with detailed instructions for planting your tulip and/or narcissus bulbs for annual cut-flower production or naturalizing, from the Flowering Research & Trialing team at Johnny's Selected Seeds. Information covered here includes: What to do when your bulbs arrive; Inspecting your bulbs; Notes for hardiness Zones 8–10, Site selection and preparation; Planting; Bulb spacing; Mulching; Irrigation; Fertilizer; Harvest; Storage; Garden maintenance and perennialization / naturalization; Pests and diseases.
Learn how we extend our tulip harvest 3-4 weeks at our Zone 5 Research Farm in Albion, Maine. Johnny's Flower Trialing Tech, Joy Longfellow covers key steps in planting, culture, and harvest, including key differences between field-planted tulips and those in the unheated tunnel.
Join us in the tulip trials for a look at 'Foxtrot', a fragrant, double late-flowering tulip.