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7 tips for growing your own cut flowers

Find yourself frequently buying flowers? Save money and preserve the environment by growing your own cutflower garden with these simple tips.
  • You will be asking a high level of production from your cutting garden, which means you will want to feed and water these plants more frequently.

    Create a flower bed

    You will be asking a high level of production from your cutting garden, which means you will want to feed and water these plants more frequently.

    Therefore, it is convenient to have your cut flowers in their own bed.

    Date Published: August 12, 2014
    Date Updated: September 8, 2014
  • Planting in rows, rather than clusters, gives your flowers enough room to “eat” and “drink” heavily.

    Plant in rows

    Planting in rows, rather than clusters, gives your flowers enough room to “eat” and “drink” heavily. After all, it takes a lot of energy to create bloom after bloom!

    Date Published: August 12, 2014
    Date Updated: September 8, 2014
  • Stagger your plantings for continuous bloom production.

    Stagger planting

    Stagger your plantings for continuous bloom production.

    Date Published: August 12, 2014
    Date Updated: September 8, 2014
  • This will encourage more rebloom, and it is better to harvest buds before they fully open—they will open a bit more in the vase.

    Cut blooms promptly

    This will encourage more rebloom, and it is better to harvest buds before they fully open—they will open a bit more in the vase.

    Cut your flowers in early morning or late evening, not during the heat of the day.

    Date Published: August 12, 2014
    Date Updated: September 8, 2014
  •  Keep your plants healthy by using sharp, clean tools to cut flowers.

    Tools

     Keep your plants healthy by using sharp, clean tools to cut flowers.

    Date Published: August 12, 2014
    Date Updated: September 8, 2014
  • These steps kill bacteria that would spoil the flowers.

    Help blooms last

    Help your blooms last longer by re-cutting the stems under running water, then submerging them in water and flower preservative.

    These steps kill bacteria that would spoil the flowers.

    Date Published: August 12, 2014
    Date Updated: September 8, 2014
  • Avoid mold by changing the water in your vase frequently and keeping the vase in a low-humidity spot.

    Avoid mold

    Avoid mold by changing the water in your vase frequently and keeping the vase in a low-humidity spot.

    For more information, visit: www.waysidegardens.com.

     

    Date Published: August 12, 2014
    Date Updated: September 8, 2014

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