Today’s blog is just of interest about Seagate’s farming region. We are always asked about the temperatures we have to endure to produce our crops, which include such diverse things as Olive trees, carrots, pomegranate, tomatoes, lemons and artichoke. Altogether we produce and process products from 10 different crops. Most people think of the area of farming in Baja California as a very dry hot desert. However, we also have our cold season, which can last for months. The photo below is from one of the sites where we grow, above the town of Ensenada.
At the moment, we have acres of artichoke and broccoli growing nearby. The photo below was taken in February, before the cold weather hit along with the snow.
Both the broccoli and the artichokes are very hardy plants. The cold periods will slow the growth and production of the vegetables but will not kill the plants. Sometimes you just need to relax allow Nature have its way. The snowy fields in the high desert region can be a thing of beauty. We also are very conscious that the 110+ degree summer weather will be approaching in a few months. This will stimulate much faster growth. However, in that sort of heat is very hard work.
Welcome to Seagate’s world in Baja California.