Cool rooms – do you need one?

Cool rooms – do you need one?

Do you really know the running temperature of your cool room? It is interesting to ask a florist what temperature their cool room or refrigerated display cabinet operates at. Many are unsure, yet if the temperature is too cold the … Continued
Issues for a growing business

Issues for a growing business

In the last issue, wildflower grower and WildFlowers Australia Vice-President Ben McInnes talked about the establishment and longevity of his family business, Brushtop Farm in New South Wales. In this next instalment, Ben discusses some of the issues and challenges … Continued
Freesia growing in Tasmania

Freesia growing in Tasmania

To successfully grow freesia on a year-round basis, you need to make sure you have all the fundamentals right. Blokker Freesia was established in 1997. Our block has a sandy/loam soil with excellent drainage and is located in an ideal … Continued
Equipment Validation

Equipment Validation

We always have the right intentions when we purchase specialized equipment; to better assist us in our everyday routines and  greenhouse practises. Whether it is pH and salts meters, environment control equipment, new fertilizer injectors and/or equipment for disease and insect management, these … Continued
Sample cut-flower interactive budget – lisianthus

Sample cut-flower interactive budget – lisianthus

You can make changes to the interactive PDF budget files for this publication by inputting your own prices and quantities in the green-outlined cells for any item. You will need to click on and add your own estimated price and … Continued
Sampling water for quality tests

Sampling water for quality tests

Plants vary in their ability to tolerate poor quality water. Similarly, soils vary in their resistance to the effects of poor quality water. Knowledge of the quality of any given water supply, assessed by chemical analysis, is essential in managing this … Continued