Our customer Kristof Van Dorpe of Vandogro grows two rounds of cucumber in summer and lettuce in winter. In mid-May, his two greenhouses, each with a surface area of 7,500 square metres, were home to a traditional cucumber crop. One of them is on perlite for the first time. Kristof is enthusiastic about it and has already decided that next year he will choose perlite for both greenhouses.
This is partly because of the beautiful roots Kristof discovers when he and our sales manager Kurt Lauwers do a tour of the greenhouse and cut open a random slab. “Oh my, I have never seen such a great bunch of roots before”, he smiles. “I am positively surprised .”