Bulbs, Bulbs, Bulbs!

Today we went down to Tremelethen Farm to see what father and son, Rob and Keith Hale, have been up to.

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Tremelethen Farm are currently getting their bulbs ready to send off in huge quantities across the UK. Before they can send them, they have to clean and grade the bulbs.

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The bulbs travel up the conveyor belt where any stones and debris are removed by hand.

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Then the bulbs move on to a new section where they are brushed to remove any dirt.

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The bulbs are then graded and sorted as they are shaken along the next part of the machine. There are different sized holes for the bulbs to fall into.

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Once a basket is full, it's emptied into huge bulb containers, labelled by variety, and are then moved into the ventilated greenhouses.

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Thanks Rob for showing us around!

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