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