Our farm is in south florida on the border between zone 9 and 10. We begin planting in late August and harvest our last crops in early June.The farm is 40 acres but we only farm ~10 at this time. The farm started as a pepper farm and peppers are still grown there.Research is actually done on this farm to produce new hybrids resistant to bacteria,fungi,and viruses. The shape and color of the fruits and plant structure are also looked at in the breeding progam. We began growing speciality cut flowers two years ago.We started with ~ 40 varieties of sunflowers and it took off from there. This year we are planting for the first time Bells of Ireland, lisianthus, snapdragons, sweetpeas, hollyhocks and ornamintal cut flower type peppers. We farm on raised beds with drip tape for irrigation. No fumigant is used in the bed.We do apply slow release fertilizer at planting and continue to fertilize thru the drip tape as needed. We spray as needed to keep the disease pressure low. Our first choice of pesticide is always the one that is the most safe for us, and the environment, and still get the job done. We are developing markets with the local florists,surrounding green markets, and the wedding trade.
We grow the type of flowers that were in your grandmothers garden or found in the fields around your home.We grow speciality cut flowers. Our favorites are sunflowers, celosia, ameranth, snappdragons, asters, flowering kale, and sweet pea to name a few. We travel to local green markets, deliver to florists and grow flowers for weddings. We never tire of talking about flowers or of educating the consumer on the superior product they will get from the local grower.
Oceanside Green Market A1A and Lake ave.
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