Cucumber season under way at Thanet Earth

Despite the freezing conditions, Kent's Thanet Earth glasshouse complex has begun harvesting early cucumbers grown using its "high-wire" cultivation system.

cucumber in flower - image:Wayne Noffsinger
cucumber in flower - image:Wayne Noffsinger

The glasshouse is cleaned in December, with the first young plants being planted just before Christmas.

Glasshouse managers Addy Breugem and Arjan de Gier say the innovative high-wire growing technique ensures high yield, consistent quality and straighter fruit than with traditional growing
systems. 


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