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Throwback Thursday: Greenhouse growing in the 1930s

Throwback Thursday to the days we had to do it without cogeneration, diffuse glass, beneficial insects, leaf cutting robots, iPhones and rockwool. Horticulture in the 1930's was a different cup of tea. 



At that time much of the Dutch greenhouses were still heated with coal. A majority of the Dutch growers cultivated melons on barges and peaches in the greenhouse. Later on  the first tomato sorting machines came up and of course auctioning on the clock was an important development.

The video below shows how exactly that was done. It comes with English subtitles and was made by the Polygoon-Profilti broadcasting network in 1935. Filming was done in the Westland and in the area of the Poeldijk auction.







For those who want to see more, there is  a video of tomato cultivation in the 1930s too: 



The videos have been uploaded on the Youtube Channel Dat Was Toen
On a regular basis, videos of modern Dutch history is uploaded. You can watch them, some of them even with English subtitles!


Publication date: 7/13/2017
Author: Boy de Nijs
Copyright: www.hortidaily.com

 


 

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