Tomatoes and cucumbers also feel inflation in Latvia

Due to expensive heating, some vegetable greenhouses postpone cucumber and tomato cultivation for a month this season, Latvian Radio reported on February 10.

"As a general rule, the first tomato plants from Finland would have been brought here, there would be bumblebees, and everything would have happened, all the preparations for the new vegetable season, but there is nothing at the moment," said Lāsma Bekina, the owner of the vegetable greenhouses "Rītausma".

The first tomato harvest in Jēkabpils municipality greenhouses is normally at the end of April, but last year, because of the energy crisis, the company postponed cultivation and started selling vegetables only in June. Also, this year, tomato and cucumber planting in greenhouses hasn't yet started.

"Last year, the cost of heat was unpayable for the customer, let alone us. For us to grow what we can realize, it was unrealistic," Bekina said.


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