There were many things Gert-Jan and the rest had to get used to. Father Valstar had been a cut flower grower in the Westland for years and even after the move about 10 years ago, that was the most important activity. Here too they concentrated on the production of cut flowers in general and brassicas in particular.
"We started three years ago and the acreage for cultivation was then still a modest 1,000 meters", Jan continues. "There were more and more new customers and we created an interesting company with each other." It's interesting because each plant and flower variety has its own specific cultivation process. Gert-Jan has gained a lot of knowledge through the company, which he can use himself and also can pass on to customers."
Now those 1,000 meters have become more than 6,000 meters which require a tight schedule. At the beginning of this year, they installed a new cultivation floor, especially suitable for the cultivation of young propagation material. An energy screen was installed in a separate department as well.
That it's bustling with activity in Bommelerwaard hasn't gone unnoticed. "We have several clients abroad, who are buying in larger and larger quantities and last year at the Trade Fair someone came to Gert-Jan with an interesting proposal. Soon we will make a trip to discuss business, and there are signs that we are on the right track."
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