The polythene landscape

      A blue and white field with just a small amount of earth showing between the polythene protected ridges. Planted in little cuts on both sides of the polythene ridges are courgettes, thousands and thousands of them and all planted by hand.
      With the temperatures that we are enjoying at present the crop should be absolutely colossal and they grow and develop with great rapidity so there is going to be some serious back-breaking picking to do every day until the plants are as exhausted as the harvesters.
      Seeing crops like this growing makes you realise how agriculture has changed with new crops growing alongside the more traditional arable crops and we suppose it improves the crop rotation too.
      We like the blue weights on the rows, they match the sky. Tasteful.