At last winter seems to have come to an end and we have finally started planting this years trials in the “closed” Haygrove tunnel. In week 14 we planted the first of the breanthus and solomio trials supplied by Hilverda Kooiji. We have 3 replicates of 6 varieties of breanthus planted at a density of 25 plants per sq/m and 2 replicates of 7 varieties of solomio planted at 32 plants per sq metre. In a couple of weeks time we will be pinching half of each of the breathus plots and all of the solomio plots. At flowering we will be recording yield and stem weight and also testing the vase life. A second planting will be made in week 16.