First harvest of the year in UK of watercress (12 images)

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Workers dressed in PPE wade through water as they harvest hundreds of thousands of kilograms of watercress during the beginning of the watercress farming season at Manor Farm in Alresford, Hants.

The skilled farmers harvested over 3 and 1/2 tonnes, or 3,500 kilograms of watercress from the beds at the farm. With the average weight of a paper-bound punnet coming in at 85 grams, the workers were able to harvest over 41,000 punnets in a single picking, and are able to pick up to...
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