When winter is over, the straw that protects the bulbs from the cold has to be removed from the land. They call this chopping straw and Martijn shows how he does it in Hillegom. The straw is pulverized and blown into the paths of the tractors. However, there is also another method that forcibly sucks the straw from the land and then stores it for later reuse. It is always exciting for growers to determine the right moment for chopping.
Coincidentally, Martijn's father also walks on the land and he tells us what the most important change has been in the sector over the past twenty years. And was the profession more romantic in the past or is that nonsense?
When the straw is off the land, spring comes and it goes fast. First the crocuses, then the daffodils and hyacinths and finally the tulips come to full bloom in April. Everywhere in the Flower bulb region you will see the most beautiful bulb fields and you can smell the sweet scent of hundreds of millions of flowers. You can enjoy this extensively in Bollenjongens, because we show you the most beautiful fields.