Why grow cut flowers in tunnels?
- To extend the growing season in spring and fall.
- To improve flower quality and stem length.
- To reduce troubles from some diseases and insects.
- To grow flowers that aren’t adapted to field culture.
- To increase profits. Selling to farmers markets and florists during summers in 2006 and 2007 resulted in net income of $2.08 per square foot for lisianthus, and $0.14 for early sunflowers in the Ithaca, N.Y. area.