The time has come, we can show the result of the bollenjongens-bed in Keukenhof. Six months ago, Johan planted the bulbs in the flowerbed together with Frans, the designer of the park. A rainbow was made from the tulips that were cared for by the bollenjongens.
You regularly see irrigation machines on the fields in the spring and summer. You often drive past it carelessly, but it is a nice system to take a closer look at. And the fields are not only irrigated when it is dry. Ruben tells that he used to have two irrigation machines, but that he can only have one now. He explains where that limit comes from during irrigation.
About 16,000 labor migrants work in the region every year to do all the work that no Dutch are willing to do. But there is also a shortage of foreign employees. That is why employment agencies do everything they can to ensure that labor migrants come and stay in the region. And that's more than you might think. And because of all the labor migrants that the bollenjongens work with, they now also know some Polish words. But what words do they know and what do those words mean?
In the afternoon we meet Ruben again, but this time in De Zilk. There is a bright red tulip field in bloom that attracts a large audience. But not for much longer, because Ruben is going to head the tulips. When he is busy, it turns out that not all tulips are headed. When Johan asks him whether he does not adjust the machine a bit lower, Ruben explains why that is not an option.