Harvesting the tulip bulbs
Last week I visited Daan and Anja of de Tulperij a flower farm in Voorhout just 2,5 miles (4,4 km) outside Keukenhof Garden. Lots of tourists have visited their tulip fields on excursions last spring.
The tulips are done blooming since mid May and now it is time to harvest the bulbs out of the ground. Have a look!
The fields are cleared of all the green and the bulbs are still in the ground.
The machine will than shake the bulbs to get the sand off as much as possible.
The bulbs are collected in big wooden boxes and driven back to the farm for sorting, cleaning and packaging.
Than they are sold all around the world and maybe end up in your garden!
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