RURAL MALTA (2) by sangwann

RURAL MALTA (2)

More shots taken ten days ago when I drove to Mġarr area which is mostly an agricultural hub. Crops do not need shelter to grow in Malta because we have no frost and no snow and we have sunshine most of the year but farmers in this area make use of glass (transparent plastic) houses to bring their crops to maturity earlier in the season in order to compete with farmers in the south-east of Malta where the sun appears earlier than the west and the crops reach maturity earlier – at least this is my opinion. Other reasons may be to shelter the crops from the wind or from birds and insects. Our fields are small but the soil is very fertile for growing vegetables of all sorts.
Thank you for your looks, comments and fav's.
I don't agree with forcing anything ahead of its usual maturity date. Tasteless and has a very limited life!
November 20th, 2020  
This is very interesting. Great shots Fav
November 20th, 2020  
Fascinating and full of rich colours
November 20th, 2020  
In my teenage years we lived next to a nursery that grew Carnations. They used Poly tunnel to grow the flowers for all of the reasons that you have stated above. Great capture and thank you for the memories.
November 20th, 2020  
@maggiemae not in our case. The difference is a matter of days, but that counts a lot in a small island like ours.
November 20th, 2020  
Beautiful shots! I do like those white stones.
November 20th, 2020  
Nice shot and interesting read.
November 20th, 2020  
that looks very industrious, interesting to see some of the countryside.
November 20th, 2020  
Great and interesting shots
November 20th, 2020  
It does look like you have nice rich soil there. Great colourful collage.
November 20th, 2020  
Wonderful rural scenes !
November 20th, 2020  
Lovely collage of rural farming. Love all the stone walls separating the patches. I do agree with Maggiemae though!
November 20th, 2020  
Wonderful rural images
November 20th, 2020  
Beautiful collage, Dione.
November 20th, 2020  
Lovely rural scenes and a nice commentary as well!

Ian
November 20th, 2020  
Fascinating to see!
November 20th, 2020  
Nice collage of your countryside and colour of your soil
November 20th, 2020  
A super collage, lovely rural scenes
November 20th, 2020  
Your soil has quite a reddish tinge....the climate & rich soil sounds perfect for crop growing...sunshine too.....what more could you want?
November 20th, 2020  
wonderful collage. Great to see Malta though your eyes
Thanks for sharing, and looking forward to seeing more
November 20th, 2020  
a beautiful series of shots, a great place to grow
November 20th, 2020  
Great captures of beautiful Malta rual views. Fav.
November 20th, 2020  
pretty scenes, great info about your world without frost!
November 20th, 2020  
lovely storytelling in your montage and narrative dione
November 21st, 2020  
Great collage!
November 21st, 2020  
Good collage – fav
November 21st, 2020  
Such an interesting photo with so many different textures.
November 22nd, 2020  
Interesting images.
November 22nd, 2020  
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