Half of the UK’s greenhouses are empty due to a shortage of labor and rising heating costs. The Daily Mail writes about this on June 4. As a result, according to farm forecasts, the harvest of cucumbers and sweet peppers will be reduced by more than half. So, due to rising energy prices, it has become impossible to heat greenhouses, and it is already too late to plant new crops.
Opposing lager: energy crisis will leave Europeans without beer
Glass containers are running out in the UK, and malt prices are skyrocketing in Germany
According to the publication, at the beginning of last year the gas fee was 40 pence, and now this amount has risen to £8.
That’s why Hertfordshire’s Lea Valley Producers’ Association, which represents businesses that account for three-quarters of the country’s cucumber and sweet pepper production, said companies have been hit by a staggering rise in prices.