Status of Almeria's and Granada's greenhouse at the start of September

Even though the planting of greenhouse vegetables has already taken place in many greenhouses in Almería, the nurseries still have significant quantities of zucchini, aubergines, cucumbers, tomatoes, and peppers, especially Italian peppers.

Greenhouse roofs continue to be coated, but the recent rains have partially washed the coating off in many areas of the greenhouses' roofs. As a consequence, some young plants have suffered sunburns because the solar radiation is still high.

Green and red California peppers that were planted in May are already being harvested in the pepper greenhouses. In the other greenhouses, producers are tying up the plants and releasing biological control organisms. Lamuyo peppers are in the early stages of cultivation, and the Italian peppers are the last to be planted.

Producers are still planting tomato plants and staking the earlies plantations.

They're also still planting aubergine and zucchini seedlings, although there are crops in all phases of cultivation.

Cucumber transplants are somewhat delayed, but there are greenhouses in which producers are carrying out staking activities.

A critical period begins at this stage of recent planting, as the young plants are moved from the seedbed, in a highly controlled environment, to the plots where they will be placed in their final position, where environmental conditions are generally less favorable. As a result, the plants might receive some damage, such as some sunburn root asphyxiation, or they may be affected by the presence of pests and diseases.

In Los Carlos, on the coast in the province of Granada, there are greenhouses with tomato plants, although planting is still underway. Pear tomatoes and cherry tomatoes are planted at a density of 0.70 plants/m². Pear tomatoes have two side branches, and cherry tomatoes have three. Dutch cucumber is planted at a density of 1 plant/m². In the last week of August, Palermo peppers were planted at a density of 2 plants/m². They are given water, rooting agents, and humus extracts for 15 minutes to promote rooting.


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