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How I Made Use of No-Till Micro-Scale Farming Techniques on My Traditional Flower Farm

If you’re excited to be planning your new flower farm this year or planning a new year for your existing flower farm, take a look at the TGW...

Hi, I’m Lisa

Hi friends, if we haven’t met, my name is Lisa Mason Ziegler. I am the flower farmer, harvester, hustler, weeder, mouthpiece, CEO, and head bottle...

The Most Important Farming Tool: Your Mind

At the end of each season on our farm, I realize that the most important tool isn’t my latest gadget or the new deer fence we installed this summer....
Hi, I’m Lisa

Hi, I’m Lisa

Hi friends, if we haven’t met, my name is Lisa Mason Ziegler. I am the flower farmer, harvester, hustler, weeder, mouthpiece, CEO, and head bottle washer here at TheGardenersWorkshop.com  What began as an adventure back in 1998 of a novice gardener running with her...

The Most Important Farming Tool: Your Mind

At the end of each season on our farm, I realize that the most important tool isn’t my latest gadget or the new deer fence we installed this summer. Nor is it our new tiller attachment. It’s not even our tractor or bed maker, which I’m still learning to master three...

Flower Farming Basics

Flower Farming Basics

Learning never ends.   As I write this post, we just experienced early low temperatures of 34-36 degrees at the end of September. This weather toasted our last flowers and brought our 2022 season to an abrupt end. Three years of weather notes show that this is a...

Indoor Flower Seed Starting Easy Guide: Start to Finish in 10 Steps

Indoor Flower Seed Starting Easy Guide: Start to Finish in 10 Steps

I built my flower farm on the concept of starting seeds in soil blocks. This is a traditional European method of starting lots of seeds in a tiny space. It’s beneficial to both farmers and home gardeners, for both the space savings and for how easy it is! Plus,...

Indoor Seed Starting: Set Yourself up for Success

Indoor Seed Starting: Set Yourself up for Success

How do you start a plant from seed indoors? Have you checked out Seed Talk? This new TGW Field & Garden podcast series hosted by Lisa along with TGW’s Seed Manager, Layne Angelo, answers the most common seed starting questions received from our customers. Whether...

Flower Farming 101: Top 5 Tips for Cool Flowers Success

Tip #1: Know Your Frost Dates Identify not only your hardiness zone, but also your historic average first and last frost dates. Your hardiness zone can only tell you which flowers you can plant in the fall to winter over. To figure out when you need to plant, in both...

Top 5 Must-Have Flowers Every Farmer Should Grow

Top 5 Must-Have Flowers Every Farmer Should Grow

During our high-production years we sold our cut flowers to florists, grocery stores, at farmers markets and in subscriptions. Want to know what our all-time favorite must-have flowers are? The ones I think EVERY farmer should grow? Read on! #1: Sunflowers But not...

Best Flowers To Grow For Summer Bouquets

Best Flowers To Grow For Summer Bouquets

Bouquet Builders that Beat the Heat We've just passed the longest day of the year - Summer Solstice.  Here in western North Carolina the heat is on from now until fall frost, and I’m not just talking about humidity and daily rising temperatures. Summer heat can take...

I write about organic gardening, flower farming, and business. What started out as a family garden back in 1996 has grown into so much more! I never imagined that it would lead to an urban commercial farm, an online garden shop, becoming an author, traveling the country teaching, and now online courses!
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