Besides ranunculus, also campanulas, dianthus green wicky, achilleas and limonium are grown at Kwekerij van Egmond. “I like the variety. That is why the nursery is in production all year round, only from mid-January to the end of February we have a rest period,” says Jan.
Since six years, his 23-year old son Mark is also the owner of the family business. Father and son have no staff. Mark: “We calculate it so that the four of us can manage the total 15K m2 greenhouse. As a little boy, I walked around the nursery and started working there when I was 17. First I started a sports education, but that was not my thing… The flowers were calling me and this is how I got into the business!