Our latest crop of gorgeous sunflowers, August 2021
We’ve been here since March 30, 2020 and have an enormous list of things we will be doing to transform our property to a flower farm in the spring of 2021: Creating flower beds and choosing the plants, colors, where to install the hoop houses, greenhouses and potting sheds. Let the fun begin! We've done a soil test, incorporating compost, lime and organic fertilizer as recommended by the University of Maine. Covid 19 has unfortunately closed the University of New Hampshire’s lab for now.
Some of the flowers we will be growing are sunflowers, hydrangeas, sweet peas, dahlias, peonies, hydrangeas and other annuals — and that’s just our first growing year! Our focus will be on bouquets for now, with thoughts of creating CSA accounts (signing up for weekly, monthly or yearly orders), taking possible requests for other varieties of flowers, and working with wedding designers/planners and local florists in our area.
As the fall season of 2021 settles in we will prepare fall bulb planting of tulips, alliums and bare root peonies, digging up the season’s dahlias for winter storage and protection and later dividing for the following growing season. The season will end with a cover crop in the flower beds to add nutrients and winter protection. This is also the time to reflect on the season we just had and think of next spring 2022! Keep an eye on us and watch us grow!
In the coming year we will continue creating our infrastructure buildings, beds and machinery, planting seeds in our greenhouse and transplanting the following spring into the prepared flower beds. We will be introducing new and different flowers and greens for bouquet options. We'll be updating the site with new photos of our progress through the year. Please contact us via our Contact Form and become part of our mailing list.