“What I really love about growing is working with plants. I was already interested in this as a young boy; it’s something I grew up with. I do seek a challenge though, which is why I chose green sweet peppers; a complex plant. You need to make quick adjustments to keep the plant in balance.
It is also important to select the right time to harvest them. Each sweet pepper starts with a green fruit, which then colours red, yellow or orange, but the variety we grow is meant to be eaten green. The fruit stays green for a long time and is a good size. Once the skin is smooth and tight, they’re ready for harvesting.”