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#219: Ask A Flower Farmer Takeover with Daniel of Petal Pickers

by | Jan 21, 2023

Today’s episode features a takeover of our popular “Ask a Flower Farmer” live Q&A session on Instagram, which was hosted this time by Daniel Schavey of Petal Pickers Flower Co. in Greenville, SC. Daniel is a highly-successful 6th-year flower farmer growing in zone 8a and an alumnus of many of The Gardener’s Workshop’s online courses. Here, Daniel answers a broad range of questions on topics such as soil blocking, high tunnel growing, seasonal growing, succession planting, ranunculus tips, and popular trends in the flower world.

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The Gardener’s Workshop on Instagram

Daniel’s source for High Tunnels: Farmers Friend LLC

Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers (ASCFG)

Book: Cool Flowers by Lisa Mason Ziegler

The Nested Fig Garden on Instagram

Petalpickers.com: fresh flowers shipped nationwide, dahlia tuber and fall bulb sales

Blocking Mix Recipe & Tips from The Gardener’s Workshop

Online Course: Growing Cut-Flower Crops in Hoop & Greenhouses 

Scented Geranium Cuttings/Plugs from Clara Joyce Flowers

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) High Tunnel Grant Info

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The Field and Garden Podcast is produced by Lisa Mason Ziegler, award-winning author of Vegetables Love Flowers and Cool Flowers, owner of The Gardener’s Workshop, Flower Farming School Online, and the publisher of Farmer-Florist School Online and Florist School Online. Watch Lisa’s Story and connect with Lisa on social media!