De 3Hoek has been growing bell peppers year-round since 1987. The nursery is run by Tom Kleijweg and his son Kevin. Kevin loves growing bell peppers, partly because it doesn’t involve getting too dirty. Apart from the usual busier periods, pepper cultivation also has quieter periods. “In January, it already feels like spring in the greenhouses, which is great", he says. “As soon as the sun begins to shine again, the temperature in the greenhouses rises to 24°C."