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Overview

Flower growers manage the production of flowering plants and plants with decorative foliage. They use hand tools or farm equipment to plant, care for and harvest flowers.

Work is in nurseries and farms, generally in rural settings. Early mornings and long hours are usual particularly during peak seasons.

Suits people with the ability operate and control farm equipment who can work well within a team. Basic English and an interest in floristry, horticulture and gardening are helpful.

Day-to-day

  • select and plant seeds, bulbs and seedlings
  • cultivate flower and foliage production by maintaining optimal growing conditions
  • harvest or collect, store, grade and package flowers for market
  • assist with the sale and dispatch of flowers
  • perform or oversee farming activities such as fertilising, pruning, pest and weed control
  • maintain farm buildings, fences, equipment and water supply systems
  • keep and evaluate records of farming activities and plan production to meet market demands
  • may select, train and supervise staff and contractors.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

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