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Gardeners in the West are cautious about growing Tet flowers

Gardeners in the West are cautious about growing Tet flowers

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There are about 4 months left until the 2024 Lunar New Year, so many localities in the Mekong Delta are focusing on taking care of fruit gardens and flowers for Tet. However, with the forecast that the 2024 Tet flower market will be affected by the difficult economic situation, Western gardeners are sowing seeds cautiously. Accordingly, specialized Tet flower growing areas in many other localities have reduced their acreage and limited flower output due to concerns that this year’s purchasing power will not be as expected.

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Unlike previous years, this year the family of Ms. Nguyen Thi Phung (47 years old, Cho Lach district, Ben Tre province) took the trouble to travel through neighboring provinces such as Dong Thap, Tien Giang, Can Tho… to survey the area. flower growing by gardeners.

“I have to see if they breed a lot or not before I can decide. Because this year’s economy is difficult, people’s shopping power will certainly decrease. If every province massively plants the same type of flower, it will be very difficult to sell, even hitting the market,” Ms. Phung said.

Gardeners in the West are cautious about growing Tet flowers
Due to the difficult economic situation, Western gardeners are planting Tet flowers cautiously.

After seeing that gardeners in the provinces still maintained the same output and flower growing area, Ms. Phung decided to reduce from 10,000 baskets to 7,000 baskets of chrysanthemums and raspberries.

However, Ms. Phung is still worried that traders will not buy. In the years before the epidemic, Ms. Phung’s family often planted raspberry daisies in quantities of about 10,000 – 15,000 baskets. But this is the first year that Ms. Phung’s family decided to cut production.

Similarly, Mr. Nguyen Van Vui (Cho Lach district) no longer grows raspberry daisies and gerberas like in previous years but has completely switched to growing bougainvillea, because according to him, if he cannot sell it, he can bring it to the garden to nurture. to sell again next year.

According to Mr. Vui, people planted long-blooming flowers such as gerbera daisies, raspberry daisies, roses… more than a month ago, but he did not follow suit.

You should choose flowers in the moderate price segment

Mr. Tran Huu Nghi – Deputy Head of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Cho Lach district (Ben Tre province), said that this year is a difficult economic year, and it is predicted that purchasing power during Tet 2024 will decrease. However, people will more or less still buy flowers for Tet, so gardeners should not worry too much. However, gardeners should choose the flower segment with moderate prices, suitable for people’s budgets, and limit planting high-priced plants.

In addition, Mr. Nghi also noted that people need to be proactive in irrigation water sources because it is predicted that the impact of saltwater intrusion will be severe, easily affecting local flower growing areas.

In addition to producing blooming flowers, Ben Tre is the land of many bonsai products such as yellow apricot and laurel, mandarin oranges, green leaf trees… so if the gardener cannot sell in time in the Tet market, he or she can bring it home to nurture it. sold next year. It is expected that Ben Tre gardeners will release about 10 million Tet flower products to the market, a slight increase compared to last year.

Gardeners in the West are cautious about growing Tet flowers
Mr. Tran Van Ut Hung’s family, Tan Khanh Dong commune, City. Sa Dec prepares raspberry chrysanthemum seedlings to sell to farmers for Tet 2024.

Ms. Nguyen Thi Ngoc – Head of the Economic Department of Sa Dec City, said that the current ornamental flower area is 950 hectares, an increase of more than 222 hectares compared to 2022; The Tet flower crop has sown 40 hectares including raspberry daisies, almonds, and roses, of which about 266,600 pots of raspberry daisies.

“The total area of ​​ornamental flowers for Tet is about 100 hectares of all kinds. By the middle of the 10th lunar month, flowers such as marigolds, chrysanthemums, dahlias, and carnations will be planted. In addition, this year the city has new ornamental flower varieties to serve the Sa Dec Flower Festival and tourists such as multi-colored raspberry chrysanthemums and leafy ornamental varieties to meet consumer requirements,” Ms. Ngoc informed.

Although it is estimated that the 2024 Tet flower market will be less exciting due to the impact of the economic recession, many gardeners in Sa Dec flower village still strongly increase production. Because in addition to selling to the Tet market, this year in Sa Dec for the first time the Sa Dec Flower Festival takes place, so people have more hope.

Emilia Chaney
Emilia Chaneyhttps://agrisearch.net
My name is Emilia Chaney. I'm a social girl from Romania with a big smile and 3 passions: Agriculture, Travel and Social Media. I try to make this blog practical, full of great advice and inspiring ideas.

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