Hydroponic vegetable farming

Tuesday, april 09, 2019 11:50

(QNO) - After two years of implementation, the model of hydroponic vegetable planting by 23-year-old Huynh Nghiep (Quang Nam province) has been successful amazingly.

Huynh Nghiep and his vegetable garden
Huynh Nghiep and his vegetable garden

His hydroponic vegetable garden covers an area of more than three hectares with intial investment capital of approximately VND600 million. Different vegetables such as salad, water spinach which are planted in his garden are supplied for local restaurants and supermarkets in Quang Nam province and Da Nang city.

Sponge cubes and coconut fibers are used in Nghiep’s hydroponic vegetable planting.
Sponge cubes and coconut fibers are used in Nghiep’s hydroponic vegetable planting.

Nghiep said he had learned the model of clean vegetable farimg in Thailand. This model requires some certain skills and techniques from choosing seeds and taking care of vegetables, preventing pests’ attack, reducing production expenditure.

Clean vegetables in Nghiep’s garden
Clean vegetables in Nghiep’s garden

Vegetables are planted without soil. The seeds will germinate on sponge cubes and coconut fibers. They are watered with nutrients by modern system.

Model of hydroponic vegetable planting by Huynh Nghiep
Model of hydroponic vegetable planting by Huynh Nghiep

 

Nghiep takes care of his vegetable garden
Nghiep takes care of his vegetable garden

On average, he harvests about 70kg of vegetable a day and earns about VND600 million per year.

Nghiep’s fresh and safety vegetable garden.
Nghiep’s fresh and safety vegetable garden.

Nghiep hopes to widen his production and support for local people, especially young startups in hydroponic vegetable farimg in the coming time.
 

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