The Gardener's Workshop
Easy Cut-Flower Gardening from Seed
October 21, 2019 at 3:03 pm
In Zone 8, will be starting in the Spring with cut flower farm. What are the tapes hooked to, is it an irrigation system?
November 24, 2019 at 8:36 pm
Yes t-tape irrigation.
August 20, 2019 at 8:52 am
Lisa – I have your Cool Flower book and have ordered my seeds. I’m ready to start them indoors. I’m in Zone 7 and have figured out my first frost. I keep reading page 34 titled “Take that Leap of Faith and Plant!”, but, I just need hear one more time that I’m really understanding this correctly. The plants won’t freeze and die over the winter if I winter – it just doesn’t seem possible.
February 15, 2017 at 3:47 pm
Hi Carl, Best to you on pursuing a flower farming career–I recommend it!
How many tapes depends on the type soil you have. I have sandy soil which means the water moves through fast so I use 2 tapes on a 30″ bed. For heavier clay type soils 1 tape is sufficient because the water soaks in because it takes longer to move through.
February 4, 2017 at 8:35 am
After reading Cool Flowers, I cant wait for this fall to plant…. Dang, I’ve been doing it wrong all this time … no wonder my stuff doesn’t grow well….
I’m in zone 7, I think…27282… and I’m an aspiring cut flower grower…
I’m imitating your raised beds , I’ m using tape irrigation, do I need to install an individual tape for each row? or one tape for two rows? Or just what do u recommend? After last summer’s heat and drought I lost almost every thing, I couldn’t keep up the watering regiment… Help, Carl Galloni, River Twist Homestead..
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