Wannabe Flower Farmer? Here's the Best & Easiest Way to Get Started

Wannabe Flower Farmer? Here's the Best & Easiest Way to Get Started

You dream of growing cut flowers and selling them, but you’re a beginner on a budget. How do you fulfill your dream of becoming a flower farmer? In this video, I chat about the simple way to cheaply start a small scale flower farm in a backyard garden–and why dipping your toe in first is the way to go.

Binge on cut flower related posts on my blog: https://www.shiftingroots.com/the-cut-flower-gardening-guide/

The Ultimate Cut Flower Bundle (Set of 4 ebooks): https://sowl.co/cdkMm

Watch my backyard flower farm in my zone 3 garden come to life in real time on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shifting_roots/


  1. ch atif on June 18, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    What’s earnings your garden.

  2. herb and leaf on June 18, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    great information!! thanks for sharing!

  3. Kira Loveall on June 18, 2021 at 7:24 pm

    It’s not that cut and dry… unintentional flower farming pun? Also, great video! Thank you!

  4. Sharon Jennings on June 18, 2021 at 7:24 pm

    So have you sold your bouquets at a market or even at a stand outside of your home? How does the Facebook sales go? I live in a small community and I’m not sure exactly how to do that in my town so I have committed to a market a couple Towns over but I would like to get sales in the town where I live as well

  5. Sharon Jennings on June 18, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    Do you have a lot of luck selling bouquets in your fb page? I think it’s a great idea.

  6. J.M.R.F.(G.H.) on June 18, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    Thank you, gracia’s

  7. Meaghan on June 18, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    Wow your bouquets look spectacular!!!

  8. Kimberly Greidanus on June 18, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    Glad i found you…my first year planting for cut flower gardens

  9. Haidee M on June 18, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    I’m glad I found your site. I want to sell flowers on a small scale as in my backyard garden. Not trying to get rich or anything but since I like to grow flowers I may as well sell some of it. And, I’m planning eventually on not having grass – I don’t like to mow and they’re just boring.

  10. OfftoShambala on June 18, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    Excellent advice.

  11. Jillian Cook on June 18, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    THIS is the kind of advice dreamers/beginners/wannabes/noobs need!
    I don’t have thousands of dollars to invest, nor do I know if there’s a market in my rural area to sustain a larger endeavor.
    So glad you popped up in my feed. I’ll be perusing your older videos!
    I’m interested in more info on spacing (from what I’ve gathered flower farmers often plant closer together to encourage longer stems…), pinching, and staking/supporting.

  12. Kaitlin Johnson on June 18, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    The YouTube algorithm really got me, this time! I’ve been daydreaming about selling some cut flowers but only have a small yard and I’m growing in zone 4–so different from every other flower farmer I’ve seen on YouTube! I will be following with great interest!