After months of hard work, we have a new website at Linflowers! This is completely in line with our corporate identity. With our website, we hope to put the “Linflowers” brand better on the map in our sales markets. New on our website is “request sample“. Here florists or importers can request a bunch for […]
Linflowers is a family business that has been active in floriculture for decades. Chrysanthemums really are ‘in our blood’ and as a family, we certainly see a future in them!
Quality is our main aim. We promise beautiful flowers with a long lifespan. During our cultivation process we do everything we can to positively influence such quality. We do this through temperature, light, water, fertilizer, etc.
Together with other stakeholders in the market we constantly work on improvement. For example, we contemplate energy transition in our industry, capacity distribution, waste management and horticultural drain water.
We have many opportunities to make our processes more sustainable and we are working hard on this; we are using energy more efficiently by using LED lighting, diffuse glass and CO2 emission recycling for example. This allows us to realise more production even while using less energy.
To deliver good quality we enjoy working with our end customers. This is why we like to note our customers’ needs. This means working together with the supply chain to tailor our available products correctly to customer needs.
Just as humans need oxygen, flowers need CO2 to grow. This is why we capture CO2 emissions from our energy source and employ them in cultivation.
Light is an important prerequisite for flowers to grow. This is why we have invested in diffuse glass that spreads the light better. Through conventional glass, light is more bundled which makes growth less even. Diffuse light ensures that stems are of equal length at harvest time.
The average growing time for chrysanthemums is 10 weeks. Temperature has an impact on growth. To prevent growth in the summer from being too fast we need to regulate the temperature. In a greenhouse this is quite a challenge. To do this, we use a smart system: greenhouse fogging.
Flowers need light to grow properly. As a result, cultivation takes longer in winter than in the summer. Flowers then need more space to get more light per stem. To speed up the growth process, we use extra lighting.
Biological pest control
Harmful insects are disastrous to crops. When present in large numbers, the flowers, leaves and roots all suffer damage. Controlling them is therefore essential. Chemical agents are not an option for this; they have many side effects and they are often bad for the environment.
The grower forms the basis for quality. He keeps a close eye on growth and health. Based on this, he takes correct action. Expertise and experience are therefore also prerequisites for enabling flowers to flourish.