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High tunnel 6 cut flowers

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Growing Cut Flowers in a High Tunnel

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High tunnel 6 cut flowers

  1. 1. Cut Flowers
  2. 2. Why cut flowers in high tunnels <ul><li>Earlier production </li></ul><ul><li>Protected from both wind and rain damage </li></ul><ul><li>Longer stems </li></ul><ul><li>Able to harvest even when raining </li></ul><ul><li>and I’m always amazed at what people will pay for flowers, but not for food!!!!! </li></ul>
  3. 7. Support system for cut flowers shown at Vicky Stambeck’s farm
  4. 8. Flowers we grow in our high tunnels Ageratum Calendula Celosias Centaurea Cosmos Dianthus Digitalis Godetia Larkspur Lisianthus Salvia Snap Dragons Statice Stock Sweet Peas Zinnias Basils
  5. 9. Cut Flower Seeding Schedule at ANF Flowers, Calendula,déjà vu t 48 96 0.50 01/01/09 Flowers, Calendula,Flashback mix t 48 96 0.50 01/01/09 Flowers, Calendula,Triangle flashback t 48 96 0.50 01/01/09 Flowers, emilia coccinea,Scarlet Magic t 48 96 0.50 01/01/09 Flowers, Lisianthus,Echo Double Mixed t 192 96 2.00 01/01/09 Flowers, Lisianthus,Primrose Double t 96 96 1.00 01/01/09 Flowers, Lisianthus,Red Bicolor t 96 96 1.00 01/01/09 Flowers, Sweet Pea,Elegance white s 01/10/09 Flowers, Sweet Pea,Royal Mix s 01/10/09 Flowers, Snapdragon,Overture 2 Mix Hybrid t 96 96 1.00 01/11/09 Flowers, Snapdragon,Rocket Mixed Hybrid t 96 96 1.00 01/11/09 Crop s'eed or 't'ransplant # plants needed cell size # flats needed seeding date
  6. 10. Flowers, Zinnia,Benary's Giant Crimson t 96 96 1.00 02/01/09 Flowers, Zinnia,Benary's Giant Gol Yel t 96 96 1.00 02/01/09 Flowers, Zinnia,Benary's Giant lime t 96 96 1.00 02/01/09 Flowers, Zinnia,Benary's Giant mix t 96 96 1.00 02/01/09 Flowers, Zinnia,Benary's Giant purple t 96 96 1.00 02/01/09 Flowers, Zinnia,Benary's Giant Salmon Rose t 96 96 1.00 02/01/09 Flowers, Zinnia,Benary's Giant white t 96 96 1.00 02/01/09 Flowers, Zinnia,Queen Red Lime t 96 96 1.00 02/01/09 Crop s'eed or 't'ransplant # plants needed cell size # flats needed seeding date
  7. 11. Ageratum Blue Horizon
  8. 12. Calendula
  9. 13. Celosias
  10. 14. Flamingo Feather Bombay Purple
  11. 15. Centaurea Bachelor Buttons
  12. 17. Cosmos
  13. 18. Dianthus barbatus Sweet William
  14. 19. Digitalis
  15. 20. Godetia (Clarkia)
  16. 21. Larkspur
  17. 22. Netted lisianthus (Ted Carey, K State)
  18. 24. Salvia veridis or horminum Clary Sage
  19. 25. Snapdragons Rocket Mix
  20. 28. Statice
  21. 29. Stock
  22. 31. Sweet Peas
  23. 32. Benary’s Giant Zinnias
  24. 34. Picture courtesy Noble Foundation
  25. 37. We use basils, especially cinnamon (pictured here) and lemon as filler in our bouquets. In addition to their foliage and flowers, they also add a pleasing scent to our arrangements.
  26. 41. By Alan Stevens http://mtngrv.missouristate.edu/assets/commercial/cut_flowers_in_high_tunnels_by_Alan_Stevens_031209.pdf

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