16/01/2011

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Daffodil picking would normally be underway in Cornwall, but because of the recent snow and frost the plants are only just peeping through the soil. The Hosking family have grown daffodils for about 50 years, so James Hosking is philosophical about the delayed harvest. Elsewhere at Fentongollan Farm, his brother Jeremy is busy sowing millions of vegetable seeds. They will be sold as small 'plug plants' to other growers. As he explains, if you pick up a winter cauliflower in a supermarket there's a good chance it will have started life at Fentongollan.

Producer and Presenter: Sarah Swadling.

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Sun 16 Jan 2011 06:35
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