Flowers and Herbs

Flower and herb production can be an additional business for a diversified farm or a single enterprise, depending on your goals, soil capabilities, and skill set.

Flowers can be finicky and there can be quite a bit of marketing competition from other growers. Be sure to evaluate the market potential and how you can set yourself apart from other flower growers.

Herbs can be sold fresh or dried, for medicinal and culinary uses. They can be lucrative if you find the right marketing channel. There are many herbs that do well with poor soil conditions.

Both enterprises are good to consider after you have evaluated your soil capability. Here you’ll find practical resources on flower and herb production that can help you with many aspects of this enterprise. 

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