Flower farming is a business on the rise. The demand for beautiful flowers is increasing every year. Here’s how you can make money growing for market:
First of all, grow really good flowers. That sounds obvious, but if you don’t have a good product, it’ll be harder to make a good profit. So make sure you flowers are grown in healthy soil. Only use organic materials, such as organic fertilizers. Your flowers will simply stay healthier, be less susceptible to diseases and have less flower stress. Next, be sure you have mulch or another way to help control weeds. And don’t forget those pesky pests. Use insecticidal soaps, “sticky traps” or Neem. You want to keep those pests away. You should also protect your flowers from wind damage. This is especially an issue if your flowers aren’t nearby trees or a building. To combat this threat, plant some tall shrubs to break the wind that won’t shade your growing area.
Okay, so you have healthy and great-looking flowers? Great! Now what? Now, you want to be sure you’re selling your flowers at the right places. Four of the best places to sell flowers are:
- Farmers’ markets – These markets consistently draw a big crowd looking for great local flowers and other products. Set up a stand or table with your flowers, and show everyone that stops by why your flowers are the best.
- Hotels and restaurants – Hotels and restaurants often like to make a table or entryway look nice by adding some pretty flowers. It’s an easy way to spice up any establishment. Talk to local hotels and restaurants and find out what flowers they’re looking for. If you’re able to grow those varieties, you could open yourself up to a lot of business, as these hotels and restaurants will want to keep their tables and entryways looking nice.
- Fundraisers – People will often be more willing to buy your products if they know some of the profits are going to a good cause. That’s why fundraisers are an excellent way to sell your flowers. It makes your business look good, while making your wallet happy too.
- Florists – Florists have to get their flowers from somewhere, so why not your backyard nursery? Make the rounds and talk to your local florists, and find out just what they’re looking for. Find out what they routinely pay, and see if you can give them a better deal. If you can produce flowers that they can then sell and make good money, they’ll be likely to use you over and over again.
You really can make money growing flowers for market. You can have profitable plants in no time. Just remember to try to grow really healthy, beautiful flowers. Then, be sure to sell them at the right places, such as a farmers’ market or fundraiser. Soon your profits will be growing faster than your flowers. To learn more, read Growing Flowers for Profit.