Production of Greenhouse Vegetables Increases
The Township Cooperative Farm in Kangdong County, Pyongyang, is scoring successes in the production of greenhouse vegetables.
The farm has several blocks of heat storage wall-type, threefold vinyl sheet greenhouses covering an area of over 1 000 square metres, which produce garlic, coriander, bok choy, cucumber, tomato, lettuce, crown daisy, celery and other vegetables by stages every year.
It established a food production cycle and manages the manuring and cultivation of vegetables according their vegetative stage as required by the technical regulations, including thinning of seeds and applying of additional fertilizers, thus producing vegetables in all seasons.
It applies various growth stimulants in keeping with its actual conditions, and puts selection of species, growing of young plants and management of soil and environment on a scientific and technical footing so as to increase the output per area.
It produces over 60 tons of cabbage per hectare, and a head of cabbage weighs 1.8 to 3 kilograms.
It introduces triple to quintuple farming through intercropping and double cultivation.
The vegetable output in greenhouses is on the increase every year.
Last year, the farm produced one thousand and hundreds of tons of various vegetables and supplied them to the Pyongyang citizens.