Beginning of the 2020 campaign with a few problems

Beginning of the 2020 campaign with a few problems


In the countryside it has always been said that no year is the same as the past, but this campaign that we are starting in these days of April we are sure that it is not the same as the past campaigns, and we hope that it will never be repeated. Yes, we are talking about the COVID-19.

In spite of this, AGRÍCOLA JJF continues with its seeding plan as this is not going to stop us. We will take the necessary measures to ensure that our products reach their destination with all the guarantees.


During the winter months, the soil is turned over with a disc plough to prepare the soil, so that the fungus and viruses disappear with the winter frosts.

In the last stage of preparation, ridges are made, which is where the plastic is placed.


When April arrives, the plastic sheeting is stuck to the soil. With this tool we will ensure that weeds do not grow around the plant, so that the nutrients in the soil will be for the melon or watermelon plant.

Another function of the plastic is that, in the months of April and May, some nights can be cold, in this case, the plastic raises the temperature of the soil and thus keeps the plant healthy.



Once the plastic has adhered to the soil, AGRICOLA JJF will start transplanting. The first was on the 17th of April with watermelon and on the 22nd of April with melon. From these dates we will be transplanting in different plots until the last week of June.


At the moment, the main risks for these first transplants are night-time temperature drops, as well as heavy rain or hail.


During the following 45 days, as well as carrying out some tilling, we will be watching the evolution of the plant to observe any deficiencies (water, disease) in order to be able to act immediately.