My wife José also works at the company. We have a close-knit team of three permanent staff and one freelancer hard at work throughout the entire season, and supplement them with temps and students at peak periods. There's always a nice, relaxed atmosphere in the greenhouses.
Growing red bell peppers is a perpetual challenge! I never tire of the changing cycles along with the seasons. There's something fascinating about every moment of each season. The plants are sown by the propagator in October and the seedlings arrive here at the end of November when they are transplanted into substrate in our greenhouses. That's when tending to the plants starts. Things really get busy when the time for harvesting approaches. Then you can literally pick the fruits of your labour - that tiny seed has produced tens of kilos of bell peppers.
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