The majority of work with flowers is done by hand due to costs of the equipment that can effectively pick and cut flowers. Bigger growers that can afford the machines will use them but there will still be positions available for grading and sorting. Flower Pickers will find themselves planting, removing buds, pruning and picking flowers. Work can be very tiring and extremely strenuous as it can involve a lot of bending. Approximately two thirds of flowers are grown in greenhouses which means conditions may not be as extreme as picking outdoors.
Flower Picking Tips
Different flowers will require a different technique for picking, cutting and maintenance . It is always good to consult workers at your hostel about their experience or consult your boss to get the optimal cutting technique.
Flower Picking Locations
Things you’ll need
Work will be in hot conditions so remember to stay cool and hydrated unless you’re working in a Greenhouse.
- Non slip sturdy footwear.
- Long Pants or Shorts
- Long-sleeved shirt
- Broad Brimmed Hat
Did you know?
Roses are related to apples, raspberries, cherries, peaches, plums, nectarines, pears and almonds.
Pay rates will differ from employer to employer, payment can be on an hourly, weekly or fortnightly basis. It is not uncommon for employers to also have a per piece pay agreement, pay will depend on how productive you are.