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MY HANOICULTURE

Unique vegetable gardens of Hanoians

Updated at Friday, 26 May 2017, 09:02
The Hanoitimes - It’s common for Hanoians to grow vegetable on rooftop yard, pavement… However, they are applying more innovative model that planting on embankment of roads or lakes.
At the Buoi Road, near Dinh Cong Lake, Tai Trau Lake in Hanoi recently, people start to turn the embankment chain here into green space.
“Here, we try our best to have the clean vegetable garden, despite factors like vehicle fumes, polluted air. However, we still feel secured when eating these vegetable in the wake of Vietnam’s bad-profile of food safety”, Mr Tuyen, a local resident said about these special gardens.
At the Buoi Road, near Dinh Cong Lake, Tai Trau Lake in Hanoi recently, people start to turn the embankment chain here into green space.
At the Buoi Road, near Dinh Cong Lake, Tai Trau Lake in the south of Hanoi recently, people start to turn the embankment chain here into green space.
Garden of those  local are divided by bamboo fence or small rope.
Garden of those local are divided by bamboo fence or small rope.
One year ago, when the Ring 2 was completed, the 1-km embankment opposite the alley of 462 Buoi Road (Ba Dinh District) was designed in form of beehive shape to avoid landslide.
Local residents take use of each hole in the embankment for growing short-crop vegetable.
Local residents take use of each hole in the embankment for growing short-term -crop vegetable.
First, they have to reclain virgin soil, eradicate all the bush around and dig every holes.  Then they fill those hole with new soil and seed.
First, they have to reclain virgin soil, eradicate all the bush around and dig every holes. Then they fill those holes with new soil and seed.
With an unremarkable “investing” fund and some labor to buy soil, fertilize and seed; the residents got an unique garden, which supplies fresh and clean vegetable.
With an unremarkable “investing” fund and some labor to buy soil, fertilize and seed; the residents got some unique gardens, which supply fresh and clean vegetable.
From daily vegetable such as water spinach, cabbage, Malabar spinach to loopah, herb with more sophisticated farming
They grow from daily vegetable such as water spinach, cabbage, Malabar spinach to loopah, herb with more sophisticated farming.
According to Mrs Nguyen Thi Au, a local resident,  she skip in here 2-3 times/day to take care of the vegetable here. The “little garden” not only supply clean vegetable to her family, but as a pursuit for her in old age days. Farming helps to boost her health.
According to Mrs Nguyen Thi Au, a local resident, she comes here 2-3 times/day to take care of the plants. Those “little gardens” not only supply clean vegetable for her family, but bemcome a pursuit for her in old age days. Farming helps to boost her health.
People use only organic fertilizer and tap water for planting so they feel very safe when enjoying vegetable from those “gardens”. Even then, some passer-by impressed by the verdure ask for buying, Mr Tuyen, another local resident said while fertilizing.
People use only organic fertilizer and tap water for planting so they feel very safe when enjoying vegetable from those “gardens”. Some passer-by impressed by the verdure, even ask for buying, Mr Tuyen, another local resident said while fertilizing.
Just 1-2 months of planting, the vegetable gardens are ready for harvesting.
Just 1-2 months of planting, the vegetable are ready for harvesting. Some beds of flower are added bring color to the "gardens" .
Cam Anh
Zingnews
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