Last year, the Danish company, Rosa Danica, stopped cultivating organic roses. Since then, the rose grower has been blazing a new trail. Rosa Danica's roses were exported to, mostly, Germany and the Netherlands.
Two years ago, the company switched to organic cultivation. The roses were grown under the name, Bio Grown. It is, however, impossible to get a cost-covering price for organic roses. As a result, Rosa Danica quickly decided to stop with the project.
Instead of roses, organic vegetables are now being cultivated. This under the name, Bio Sund. The company has reserved 1,500 m2 of its 100,000m2 total greenhouse area for this. The greenhouses include ginger plants. These are mostly sold to Stige Blomster, a gardening centre in the Danish city of Odense.
Other plants are sold via Rosa Danica's webshop, www.nemlig.com. People can choose between different organically grown vegetables. Included are cabbage varieties, peas, beans, tomatoes, cucumber, and pakchoi.
All the plants are planted in biodegradable paper pots. Pests and fungi are controlled in an environmentally friendly manner. Mesostigmata are used against thrips. Fungal growth is prevented by the use of micro-organisms and products derived from fermented plant waste.