Since everything has become so much more expensive over the last years, my girlfriend and I decided to start growing for ourselves. We have been living together in Madrid for around three years now and we both really enjoy growing our own. The decision to grow for ourselves was made quickly!
Why recycle? Well, I’m a control freak, so I prefer to have every aspect of cultivation under control. I grow consumer products and my clients demand this precision. I manage to do that because with my recirculation system I don’t have to cope with the mediums that both add and remove substances.
I’ve been in greenhouses all my life. I live in Noord-Holland and helped my father by pinching out the tomatoes in the greenhouses. I already knew then that I would become a market gardener later. I found it great to see small cuttings grow into large plants and finally pluck beautiful, red tomatoes. I am Karel (Carl) van de Pas, a grower from the very beginning.