Youth no obstacle
Grower Jan Janssen already ran his own nursery on a 2.7 hectare site at a young age. He opted for the challenge of growing cucumbers instead of the bell peppers he grew up with.
Cucumbers are more complex because planning and organising growing is more difficult, and he admits honestly that it took quite some time getting used to. ‘Bell peppers are a relatively straightforward crop. They grow very steadily. Cucumbers, on the other hand, grow fast.