Strawberry ‘fields’ forever!
Mar 31st 2021

From EUROPEA member Biotechnology School Sumatovac in Aleksinac, Serbia:

Online teaching didn’t bring us much happiness but it is the only way we can function at the moment, so we try to make the best of it.

However, there are things we can’t do online. That’s why we decided to send you some pictures of our hydroponic production of strawberries in the greenhouse. Strawberries are currently in the phenotosis of intense growth and early blooming. Bumblebee hives have been set up to increase pollination. Since the weather is unstable and with a higher percentage of moisture in the air, protection against fruit rot is also performed.

In the pictures you can also see how it will all look in two months when the fruit is ripe. I hope one day we could meet at the time you can taste these delicious red jewels. 

 

Acknowledgements: many thanks to EUROPEA-Serbia and Valentina (SR) 🙂

Photos: from Valentina (SR)