For Pastor Oleg from the small village of Hirtop, Cahul, the harvest has been fruitful.
Most years, as part of the CEEM agricultural efforts in Moldova we encourage the testing of crops which are not very familiar in the country.
Oleg at Hirtop, has been the main centre for this activity and he has recently sent photos from 2018 trials. Successes this year include: Runner beans Enorma, Broad beans De Monica and Sweet Corn Earlibird.
These build on previous crops that have performed well such as Asparagus, Lettuce, Rocket, Pak Choi, cylindrical Redbeet and round Courgettes.