I am sharing a series of resources that are helpful for growing flowers. Last week, we covered books and magazines. This week, we are looking at podcasts, classes, YouTube and Instagram accounts.
(Yes, I farm in a wrinkly long-sleeve shirt)
Podcasts are wonderful because you can listen to them while you work out in the garden. The hard thing about a podcast is writing down the great information they share while working out on the farm. That means that, once I determine that the podcast is applicable, I often need to listen to a podcast twice to be able to get the practical information I need. Below is a list (not exhaustive) of podcasts that I have found helpful. I don't listen to every episode of each podcast but tend to find episodes that pertain to the information I need and apply to my situation.
If you are serious about flower farming, finding a class to help you start seeds, tend plants, or get your subscription bouquet underway can be very helpful. You don't need to learn it all by yourself. There are other people who have gone before you and made mistakes so that you can learn from them.
There are many options for learning online these days that are worth the investment. Consider investigating these resources:
Finally, there is so much information floating around the internet about growing flowers. From blog posts to Instagram and Facebook accounts to YouTube videos, there is a lot you can pick up. I'm sharing a few of my favorite accounts and websites to help you get started or keep going.
There are different flower farming groups on Facebook that you can join. As a member of the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers, you get access to their Facebook group, which has been so helpful. Find a group on Facebook where you can gather information and ask questions when needed.
There is so much information out there about growing flowers. Where do you turn to for gathering information and learning more about what you are growing? Do you use books or turn to YouTube and Instagram for information? Is there anything you would add to this list?