National Geographic : 1938 Mar
() National Geographic Society inlay photograph byB±. Anthony Stewart WILD POPPIES. BLAZE IN THE FIELDS UNTIL POTATO PLANTING SOUNDS THEIR DOOM More than a thousand tons of tubers are exported annually; yet they are a minor factor compared with the huge crop ofhothouse tomatoes. Five-eighths of the island's 16,000 acres are under cultivation. Guernsey is a land of small holdings, the average size ofafarm being five-and-a-half acres.