A MONTHLY SUPPLEMENT OF RAKAN SARAWAK BULLETIN

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Delicious vegetables - hydroponic way
 
 
The method of hydroponic planting may sound impractical in a place with abundant land but not so to Mr. Toh.

According to Mr. Toh, he can easily generate a gross revenue of RM4,000 - RM5,000 per month although the cost of maintenance is higher compared to the conventional method of farming.

" My land is prone to flooding so this method of farming is more practical.

    Besides the yield is double that of conventional farming given the same amount of space", he explains.

His farm of less than an acre is located at Sg. Bedut and the local variety of vegetables planted include kuchai, pochai & daun sup.

To date, Mr. Toh has invested about RM70,000 in this project and if everything runs smoothly, he plans to expand his farm in the near future.
 
 

This 4' x 60' bed can produce 80 kilos of daun sup. 
The daun sup plant takes about 70 days to mature 
and can easily fetch about RM7 per kilo) (Insert) 
The seedlings are transfered to drain pipe planting bed to grow to maturity.


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