"How large will this plant become?" Growers of the pepper nursery Van der Lans answered this question numerous times during the Come in the Greenhouse event (Kom in de Kas), last weekend. During this event, more than 200 nurseries, from 22 regions of the Netherlands, opened their greenhouses to the general public. There was a large interest for the growers' work; in total more than 200,000 people visited the participating companies.
Click here to view the Photo Report (Dutch).
Last weekend, the general public was able to visit the greenhouse and to ask growers about the growing process of the flowers or vegetables.
At the Nursery Van Marrewijk Steelhoven, gardenia's are grown. "Everyone wants to know where the scent comes from", explains bram van Marrewijk, the owner of the nursery. Also many questions were asked about the Air So Pure-plants: do they really clean the air? How is it possible?
Also cooking demonstrations with peppers were organised by Colourfultaste in 8 regions.
How do you keep your greenhouse clean?
Also at pepper nursery Van der Lans, many questions are asked by the public. Where do the peppers go? (From the Netherlands, to Scandinavia and the VS.") How do you keep the greenhouse clean? Many questions are asked multiple times, but they do not mind answering them. "We do not have anything to hide and we like to show that."
At the plant nursery WPK, the visitors can view the entire cultivation process of the plants. Also demonstrations about the activities and the usage of machineries were given. Is it not a big risk for you to take by having a large amount of visitors in your greenhouse? "It is", says manager Maarten Rijt. "We will disinfect everything after the event. In the winter, when everything is full of vegetable-plants, it is not possible. However, it is a pleasure to participate in 'Kom in de Kas': it is important to show people what is happening.
Where are the tomatoes?
In the past, Nursery van Kooten cultivated flowers. Now, they grow cucumbers and in autumn they grow tomatoes. "Many people are surprised when I tell them that we have 32,000 plants in the greenhouse and that we harvest 32,000 cucumbers", says Leon van Kooten. "There are also questions that I cannot answer."
In 22 regions in the Netherlands, greenhouses can be visited. Take a look at our photo report from the following regions: Friesland, Bergen op Zoom, IJsselmonde, Klazienaveen, Haren, Hedel, Arnhem-Nijmegen and Westland.
Click here to view the photo report (Dutch).
- Bedding and Perennials Sales Manager Europe
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- Head Grower Strawberries, Norway
- Tissue Culture Laboratory Scientist
- Manager Operations & Logistics
- Vegetable Advisor (Permanent)
- Horticultural Commercial Director
- Senior Operations Manager Nursery
- EU Sales and Region manager
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Photo report: Come in the Greenhouse event in the Netherlands
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