Every year we renew 1/3 of our crop in the greenhouse. This July it was that time of the year and we wanted to take you along in the process, because a crop rotation does not happen overnight.
Emptying the greenhouse
The first week of the crop rotation starts with the removal of the drippers, the gerbera plants receive water via the drippers. After that the workers can start emptying the gutters. When all the old plants are removed from the gutters, they will be brought to the end of their path. All old plant remains at the end of each path will be driven out of the greenhouse with large machines. After we have waved goodbye to all the old plants, it is time for a major cleaning. When everything is cleaned, all paths and gutters are checked for damage. If necessary, repairs take place, so that everything can last for the upcoming 3 years.
Setting up a greenhouse
All new plants are delivered in the second week of the crop rotation. We already ordered these plants at the end of last year. So, we had to wait for them for a while. The plants are delivered when they are almost about to give flowers. This allows us to quickly pick gerberas so we can deliver beautiful flowers all year round. When the new plants are placed in the gutters, the drippers will be reconnected. Then we have to wait for about four weeks until the plants really start to give flowers and the picking can start.
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