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#284: Failed Expectations (Encore)

#284: Failed Expectations (Encore)

We are so hard on ourselves when we hit a wall or fail. I’ve found that the reality so often for me is that my expectations weren’t based on any facts or experiences, just hopes, and dreams. No wonder it didn’t work out! Stepping back and rethinking the process can...
#283: Dave Dowling On Ask A Flower Farmer

#283: Dave Dowling On Ask A Flower Farmer

This episode features a takeover of our popular weekly live Q&A session on Instagram, called Ask a Flower Farmer. Guest-hosted by Dave Dowling of Ball/ColorLink, who is also a former flower farmer and the instructor for our online course: ⁠Flower Farming School...
#282: Lisa on the Growing For Market Podcast

#282: Lisa on the Growing For Market Podcast

Lisa was recently featured on Growing For Market podcast, joining host Andrew Mefferd to discuss concepts from her new book, The Cut Flower Handbook. Topics covered include: The current US market demand for cut flowers Cool vs. warm season flower crops Professionalism...
Cover Crops For Small Farms & Gardens

Cover Crops For Small Farms & Gardens

The benefits of cover cropping far outweigh the head scratching that goes into trying to figure out how to work them into a small farm crop rotation. The magic moment on how to do this came for me when I decided to only grow cover crops that were easy for me and to...
#277: Good Medicine: Cut Flowers

#277: Good Medicine: Cut Flowers

Growing, giving, and receiving cut flowers is good medicine for whatever ails you. I learned this firsthand from Stevie’s mom’s memorial service. The stories of Ruby sharing my flowers amongst the thousands of pound cakes she baked and shared were evidence of...

Video: How to use Bio360 Biodegradable Mulch

 Which side to put up to prevent overheating seedlings: Install film and plant with the light side up when temperatures are above 85 degrees. Install film and plant with the black side up when temperatures are below 85 degrees. Once plants are growing and shading...
#276: The Truth About Seed Starting (Encore)

#276: The Truth About Seed Starting (Encore)

Growing, giving, and receiving cut flowers is good medicine for whatever ails you. I learned this firsthand from Stevie’s mom’s memorial service. The stories of Ruby sharing my flowers amongst the thousands of pound cakes she baked and shared were evidence of...
#275: Have Faith In Cool Flowers (Encore)

#275: Have Faith In Cool Flowers (Encore)

This time of year we have lots of folks reaching out because of fears they are experiencing about their ⁠Cool Flowers⁠ facing cold weather. I understand and suffer from the same thing from time to time. It’s natural, and we need to do all we can to meet their needs to...

#273: Facing the Fears of Business

 Tests and lessons (failures!) lead to perseverance. Perseverance is a required ingredient for a small business. We must continue despite failures, difficulties, or opposition. Don’t give up or give in to fear. Facing fear in business never ends, so we must all...
#69 – 2023 Wrap-up

#69 – 2023 Wrap-up

Are you ready for a fresh start in 2024? Have you taken some time to reflect on changes you will be making going into the new year? Today, Lisa and Layne wrap up the year with a review of the top-selling seeds of 2023, new things they will be trying in 2024, some...
#268: Looking Back to Move Forward

#268: Looking Back to Move Forward

I’m looking over my shoulder as I begin to firm up my business goals and plans for 2024. Lessons learned and reminders of advice given is good food for thought. Learning to say no to great ideas that aren’t in my wheelhouse is at the top of my list....