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WATCH: Post Harvest Science and Secrets

WATCH: Post Harvest Science and Secrets


Have you ever cut perfect blooms, only to have them flop, snap, or wilt a day later? Wondering when to cut a new crop for maximum vase life? Watch and learn with Farmer Bailey, in this one-hour video talk on the science and secrets of post harvest.

Broadcasting Live from the Farmer Bailey Instagram page from Madeira island, Portugal on May 10, 2023, Farmer Bailey spills the (worm) tea on handling the most popular cut flowers. 

Covering everything from optimum harvest stage to your hydration and conditioning solutions, this one-hour recording is a crash course on getting the most out of your cut flower crops.

  • Goals of Post Harvest Care
  • Correct Harvest Stage
  • Importance of Cooler
  • Importance of Hygiene
  • What Kills Flowers
  • Choosing the Right Solutions
  • Ethylene Treatments
  • Overnight Conditioning
  • Burning Stems
  • Cutting Underwater

The next episode of It's Five O'Clock Somewhere with Farmer Bailey goes Live on Wednesday, May 24 at Noon ET/9am PT/5pm GMT with expert guest, flower farmer Lennie Larkin of B-Side Farm. Lennie joins Bailey to talk Profitable Flower Farming, her upcoming book! 

Have a burning question, or a bright idea for a juicy, future Instagram Live topic? Get in touch via Comment below, or send us an email at Anonymous questions always welcomed. Watch the full playlist of educational videos for flower farmers and home gardeners on our YouTube Channel

1 comment on WATCH: Post Harvest Science and Secrets

  • Beth
    BethMay 17, 2023

    The book you referenced, can you post the name again and how to get it please?

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