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“In the South we have a beautiful climate to grow any kind of vegetable, flower or soft fruit. Still here is most grown in soil, but it is changing. E.g. these roses and gerberas grown in coir bags … strong flowers and good shelf life. That is what we need to earn some money. I am selling Dutch Plantin growbags now for 5 years in Turkey and the market is still expanding. Tomatoes is the largest area for me, but also flowers and strawberries are grown more and more in coir. Growing in soil is becoming difficult and we need better yield in quality and quantity and that works in protected crops in greenhouses. Dutch Plantin is very helpful like they make for me the recipes for the fertilizers. My customers are happy, so I am happy.”


More information about roses:

Did you know there are 13,000 varieties of roses? Some roses grow better in certain regions than in others. When you’re choosing what type of rose to grow, take some time to research the specifics of your growing region, then look for roses that have characteristics you find appealing. Take their shape, size, and color into account when choosing varieties to grow.

Roses fall into the following categories:

  • Hybrid tea roses are beautifully shaped, colorful roses that often make appearances in flower shops and as part of bouquets.
  • Floribunda roses are the most colorful of all the varieties. Each bush has many blossoms, rather than just one to a stem.
  • Grandiflora roses are a cross between the hybrid tea and Floribunda roses, and they grow to be quite tall with several rose clusters to a stem.
  • Climber roses can be trained to stretch vine-like along fences and walls.
  • Miniature roses are intricate and tiny, perfect for planting in a container.
  • Shrub and landscape roses are quite hardy, resistant to pests and disease. They come in many colors, shapes and sizes.
  • Tree roses are roses that have been grafted to a long stem, giving them the appearance of trees. They require a bit more care than some of the other types of roses.